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In Case of a Medical Emergency


Life-Threatening Conditions
For serious injuries or other clear threat to life, to obtain paramedic and ambulance assistance right away:

Call x2911 if you're on-campus

Call 911 if you're off-campus

Be prepared to say exactly where you are and what is wrong

Examples of life-threatening conditions include:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Major injury (e.g., open chest wound with trouble breathing; spinal or neck injury with loss of sensation or motion; obvious fracture, especially with visible bone)
  • Major bee sting reaction (hives, swelling, etc.)
  • Unconsciousness or unresponsiveness

Urgent Conditions
Although the conditions below may not be life threatening, get a medical evaluation as soon as possible if you have these:

  • Significant pain (e.g. in the chest, abdomen, head, neck, or ear, especially with fever)
  • Asthma (when not responding to usual medication)
  • Possible fracture or dislocation
  • Laceration (a cut requiring stitches)

      Where to Go

  • When the Health Center is open, go there. If possible, call ahead to let us know you're coming. Call (206) 281-2231.
  • When the Health Center is closed, you can go to any number of local hospitals, some listed to the right. Or any number of urgent cares and physician offices have afterhour and weekend hours.

Non-Urgent Medical Problems
Please make an appointment to be seen at the Health Center. Call (206) 281-2231 during office hours (M-F 9-4:30).

Please note: SPU Health Center does not endorse any hospital, urgent care, or physician office over another. Please check your insurance for applicable community services.

Local Hospitals - Closest

Swedish Medical Center – Ballard
5350 Tallman Ave
(Across the Ballard Bridge, Left @ Wallgreens,

& on your left)

Other Local Hospitals

Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave

Swedish Medical Center – First Hill
747 Broadway

Children's Hospital & Medical Center
4800 Sand Point Way NE

Northwest Hospital
1550 N 115th St

University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific

Virginia Mason Hospital
925 Seneca

Group Health Cooperative Hospital

(For Group Health & Kaiser Permanente Members)
201 16th Ave. E (Seattle)


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