Emergency vs. Urgent Care
The Emergency & Trauma Center at our main hospital campus in Bellevue and our 24-Hour Urgent Care Clinic in Issaquah were designed to serve very different needs, but they often work together to ensure patients receive the right level of treatment at the right time.
Emergency care should be used for matters of life or death or accidents or illnesses not treatable at your physician's office. Urgent Care specializes in treating illnesses and injuries that aren't life threatening but still require immediate attention. Review the chart on the right to learn more about when to visit the Emergency Department versus Urgent Care.
Print out this chart with more information about when to visit the Emergency Department versus Urgent Care.
If you think you have a medical emergency, you should always call 911.