Emergency Trauma Unit | Call 911 for Emergency
Skagit Valley Hospital features a Level III trauma unit with 23 patient beds. Our Emergency Department includes a triage room, two trauma rooms, two major medical resuscitation rooms and two behavioral health rooms. All rooms are private and universal. Click here for directions to find our Emergency Department.
Nearly 30,000 patients visited the ER in 2013. Located near the busy Interstate 5 corridor, the department averages 50 trauma cases per month. Our patient registration staff offers bedside registration for our patients to reduce wait times.
The department is staffed by a dedicated group of emergency physicians and nurses, with support of advanced diagnostics and additional services within the full-service hospital. In addition, our patients benefit from the higher level of stroke care as a result of our partnership with Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the TeleStroke program. Our emergency department physicians and nurses are linked directly with a Swedish Acute Stroke Telemedicine Team.
Is it an Emergency?
Learn more about how to choose the best place to go for health care.
You should use a hospital emergency room for serious or life threatening problems. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait! Call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to find our Emergency Department.
- Chest pain
- Severe abdominal pain
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Severe burns
- Deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop
- Sudden blurred vision
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Sudden dizziness, weakness, or loss of coordination or balance
- Sudden slurred speech or difficulty understanding
- Numbness in the face, arm, or leg
- Sudden, severe headache
- High fever
- Any other condition you believe is life threatening
Care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries is available seven days a week without an appointment at Skagit Regional Clinics Urgent Care.
Urgent Care may be used for medical conditions such as:
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Earaches, sore throat or fever
- Fractures, sprains or strains
- Minor burns or cuts
- Stings or bites
- After hours work-related illnesses or injuries
Call 360-428-6434 for more information about Urgent Care services.
Signs of a Stroke
It’s important for the public to remember to always call 911 immediately if the symptoms of stroke appear.
Stroke symptoms may include any of the following:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
If you or someone you love has any of these symptoms, don’t delay, call 911 IMMEDIATELY.