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Where to go for care

Nov 23, 2022, 17:30 PM
Use our simple guide to choose the right location for the level of care needed.


Emergency Rooms experiencing high volumes

Due to the increase in RSV, flu and COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Skagit Regional Health is experiencing exceptionally high patient volumes in both the Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital emergency departments. Please remember that it is especially important for those with non-emergency health concerns to consider visiting their primary care provider or an urgent care clinic. Seek emergency care if you experience difficulty breathing, an altered mental status or if you require supplemental oxygen.

Where to go for care

As we face extremely high patient volumes in our emergency departments, it is especially important to choose carefully when seeking care for non-life-threatening health issues. Choosing the right level of care, based on your injury or condition, will ensure that you receive appropriate medical attention while allowing emergency departments to treat those with emergency medical needs.

If you are sick or injured, where should you go?

Your primary care provider’s office is the best place to go for non-urgent care. Your provider knows your health history and can best take care of your routine health needs. This includes health physicals, vaccinations, screenings and chronic disease management. Your primary care provider is also available for ear infections, urinary tract infections, pink eye, sprains and strains, bronchitis and treatment of other minor illnesses.

Skagit Regional Health offers eleven primary care offices throughout Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. Click here for help finding a healthcare provider. 

Urgent Care

MyEClinic is a 24/7 virtual clinic offered by Skagit Regional Health. With this service you receive care from the comfort of home by engaging in a provider visit over the phone or through video chat on your computer. MyEClinic providers treat a variety of minor illnesses and common conditions, such as pink eye, rash, urinary tract infections, sinus symptoms and more. Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications when appropriate. Visits typically last about 20 minutes and cost a flat rate of $45. Care is just a call away: 855-901-9139.

Urgent care providers treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries in patients of all ages. This includes sprains, strains, bruises, lacerations and possible fractures. Common illnesses treated in urgent care include colds, coughs, flu, headaches, bronchitis, asthma, urinary discomfort, sinusitis, ear infections, intestinal illnesses, sore throat and pneumonia.

Extended evening and weekend hours make urgent care a popular option for patients whose primary care provider is not available. Skagit Regional Health offers urgent care services 364 days per year. Click here for our Urgent Care locations.

The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day for treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Call 911 or immediately go to the hospital emergency room if you experience any severe health issues, such as difficulty breathing, altered mental status, abdominal pain, allergic reaction, chest pain, loss of consciousness, poisoning, seizures, sudden weakness on one side of your body or other life-threatening conditions. Click here to read more.

 

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Where to go for care

Nov 23, 2022, 17:30 PM
Use our simple guide to choose the right location for the level of care needed.


Emergency Rooms experiencing high volumes

Due to the increase in RSV, flu and COVID-19 cases in our local communities, Skagit Regional Health is experiencing exceptionally high patient volumes in both the Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital emergency departments. Please remember that it is especially important for those with non-emergency health concerns to consider visiting their primary care provider or an urgent care clinic. Seek emergency care if you experience difficulty breathing, an altered mental status or if you require supplemental oxygen.

Where to go for care

As we face extremely high patient volumes in our emergency departments, it is especially important to choose carefully when seeking care for non-life-threatening health issues. Choosing the right level of care, based on your injury or condition, will ensure that you receive appropriate medical attention while allowing emergency departments to treat those with emergency medical needs.

If you are sick or injured, where should you go?

Your primary care provider’s office is the best place to go for non-urgent care. Your provider knows your health history and can best take care of your routine health needs. This includes health physicals, vaccinations, screenings and chronic disease management. Your primary care provider is also available for ear infections, urinary tract infections, pink eye, sprains and strains, bronchitis and treatment of other minor illnesses.

Skagit Regional Health offers eleven primary care offices throughout Skagit, Island and north Snohomish counties. Click here for help finding a healthcare provider. 

Urgent Care

MyEClinic is a 24/7 virtual clinic offered by Skagit Regional Health. With this service you receive care from the comfort of home by engaging in a provider visit over the phone or through video chat on your computer. MyEClinic providers treat a variety of minor illnesses and common conditions, such as pink eye, rash, urinary tract infections, sinus symptoms and more. Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications when appropriate. Visits typically last about 20 minutes and cost a flat rate of $45. Care is just a call away: 855-901-9139.

Urgent care providers treat non-life threatening illnesses and injuries in patients of all ages. This includes sprains, strains, bruises, lacerations and possible fractures. Common illnesses treated in urgent care include colds, coughs, flu, headaches, bronchitis, asthma, urinary discomfort, sinusitis, ear infections, intestinal illnesses, sore throat and pneumonia.

Extended evening and weekend hours make urgent care a popular option for patients whose primary care provider is not available. Skagit Regional Health offers urgent care services 364 days per year. Click here for our Urgent Care locations.

The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day for treatment of life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Call 911 or immediately go to the hospital emergency room if you experience any severe health issues, such as difficulty breathing, altered mental status, abdominal pain, allergic reaction, chest pain, loss of consciousness, poisoning, seizures, sudden weakness on one side of your body or other life-threatening conditions. Click here to read more.