Medical & First Aid

Area Hospitals

There are no major hospitals or 24-hour 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. They also have the capability of establishing Alternative Care Facilities (ACFs), which are essentially emergency Health Care Centers.

hospitalThere are approximately 20 hospitals throughout King County. We’ve created an interactive Google map (embedded below) which shows the major area hospitals in and around the Seattle region.The nearest major hospitals are on First Hill to our northeast (Swedish, Harborview, Virginia Mason and others). Highline Medical Center is to our south. There is also now an Urgent Care clinic in West Seattle (not a full hospital, not open 24/7) on SW Alaska Street, just east of Fauntleroy Way SW.

Note that we developed this Medical & First Aid section and these maps over 5 years ago, so some of the information here could have changed  since then or could change at any time in the future. Please let us know if you find any inaccuracies. 

Also, be aware that some facilities in West Seattle that look like hospitals aren’t, so it’s helpful to double-check.  Some of the long-term care and assisted living facilities such as Providence Mt. St. Vincent and the Psychiatric Hospital are often mistaken for regular hospitals.

View Hospitals near West Seattle in a larger map


Note: We recently moved some of the information that was previously on this page to separate pages. You can find these linked from the menu above, as well as here:

Looking for other emergency medical information? Visit our new Other Emergency Medical Resources page.

Looking for emergency medical facilities for your pets? If so, visit new our Emergency Resources for Pets page that includes an interactive Google map of area veterinary hospitals and clinics.

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