Experienced staff and compassionate care at our Swedish ER locations:
Swedish Emergency Room (ER) teams are equipped to handle most urgent illnesses and injuries, with state-of-the-art equipment, including a sophisticated patient information system. Our teams are also backed up by on-call experts in virtually every medical and surgical specialty. We treat patients as quickly as possible, with wait times much shorter than the national average.
Getting to the ER
In an emergency, call 9-1-1. Emergency medical personnel transport patients to the nearest emergency room best equipped to handle their immediate needs. If your physician has privileges at Swedish Medical Center, you may want to ask to be taken to a Swedish ER, if appropriate for your situation.
If you are driving a loved one to an ER, be aware that most can handle the majority of emergency needs. However, for special medical situations, such as gunshot wounds or massive burns, ERs may need to transport patients to a facility specifically equipped to handle those extraordinary needs.
It's good to know that our Swedish First Hill ER also has a dedicated pediatric emergency room next to the ER for adults. It's open 24/7 and is equipped, designed and expertly staffed to care for children of all ages.
Care for All
As a nonprofit organization, Swedish Medical Center continues its long-standing dedication to treating all patients who need care, regardless of their ability to pay.