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ER Wait Time in Seattle Hospitals

These are the average wait times Seattle hospital ER's from fastest to slowest. Actual wait times will depend on many factors.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
Swedish Medical Center/Cherry Hill
Seattle 1h 56m
Swedish Medical Center
Seattle 2h 24m
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle 2h 46m
Northwest Hospital
Seattle 2h 48m
University Of Washington Medical Ctr
Seattle 4h 19m
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle 5h 9m
Group Health Central Hospital
Seattle N/A
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle N/A

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 193 minute wait difference between the fastest Seattle emergency room and the slowest.

Stories



Aug 14, 2022, 9:31 PM
: "80% of the ER patients in SD are undocumented and no insurance....I must have been the only person to whip out a Insurance Card and CC.. Soon it will be 3 and 4 day waiting list... People will die waiting..." - Jon

Aug 12, 2022, 2:04 AM
: "So Margaret waited for over ten hours four days in a row? You can't make this stuff up!! " - MIKE

Aug 07, 2022, 7:38 PM
: "I went to the Asheville ER for a visit on Aug4th. We waited for 3 hours and left there were still 19 people in front of me. The staff were so rude. I understand there short handed but when you have hospital staff that have time to make fun of people and have time to sit and cut up with each other you have time to do your job. The new company that took over our hospital system sucks and so do there new employees " - Kimberly

Aug 05, 2022, 4:44 PM
: "Waited 10.5 hours at mercy south before leaving in my own regard " - Theresa

Aug 05, 2022, 10:37 AM
: "I spent 5 1/2 hours in Kenmore Mercy last Sept. I spent the last 2 1/2 hours crying I was in so much pain. People waiting to be checked out for COVID ended up walking out after 3+ hours. " - Deeanna

Aug 03, 2022, 5:00 PM
: "I have been at parkwest for 7 hours others have been here 18 plus hours. No hope in sight " - Shulynn

Jul 31, 2022, 11:57 PM
: "Still waiting with chest pains (heart). It’s been over TEN HOURS so far. " - James

Jul 31, 2022, 9:49 AM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

Jul 30, 2022, 5:53 PM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

Jul 29, 2022, 10:53 PM
: "I have been waiting as a cardiac patient for over 8 hours to be seen after triage at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. Absolutely ridiculous. " - Margaret

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