There are no major hospitals, or emergency medical facilities, located within West Seattle.
We have been told that during an emergency, King County will provide information regarding medical assistance to us at the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs. There are approximately 20 hospitals throughout King County. They also have the capability of establishing Alternative Care Facilities (ACFs), which are emergency Health Care Centers,
The nearest major hospitals are on First Hill to our northeast (Swedish, Harborview, Virginia Mason and others). Highline Medical Center is to our south and they have recently opened an Urgent Care facility in West Seattle. We’ve created an interactive Google map (below) which shows the major area hospitals in and around Seattle.
Also, during an actual emergency, local radio station KIRO (710 AM), our designated emergency channel, plans to broadcast emergency information about medical resources. Other area stations may do so as well.
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The King County Heath Care Coalition website has some additional helpful health-related information regarding emergency situations: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/preparedness.aspx.
The Public Health Reserve Corps program provides medical and non-medical volunteers to help communities during disasters. For more information or to volunteer, visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/preparedness/phreservecorps.aspx.
Public Health Emergency also has a registry of emergency relief workers that can assist communities in times of crisis: http://www.phe.gov/.
Emergency medical resources for pets: Are you looking for emergency medical facilities for your pets? If so, we created an interactive Google map (below) that shows West Seattle and nearby veterinary hospitals. As well, West Seattle Blog has a list of emergency-care resources for pets plus a Pets page that can help with reuniting lost pets and their owners.
View Veterinary Hospitals & Clinics near West Seattle in a larger map
Pandemic flu/swine flu information: Visit the King County Health website for comprehensive local information. As well, you’ll find good nationwide resources at the PandemicFlu.gov and the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention websites.
Relief Organizations: Non-profit relief organizations, such as the Red Cross, are also expected to help following a major disaster.
Additional emergency information: Don’t miss our Resources section which links to all the official emergency information sources (city, county, regional and national), and to West Seattle media and resources. Our Training & Education page includes information about CERT program training and Psychological First Aid resources.