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Where to go for care

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. 

Provider casting foot and ankle

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 or text 9-1-1 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.