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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



May 13, 2022, 12:20 PM
: "I took my husband to Parkside after Walk in Clinic sent him by ambulance due to him being diabetic, throwing up with high blood pressure. He sat in a wheelchair for over 6 hours & was never saw a doctor nor was his vital signs taken. Very disappointed." - Connie

May 06, 2022, 12:01 PM
: "Rockledge regional always takes forever. Viera hospital usually gets patients in very quickly. I think the longest I've had to sit in the waiting room is MAYBE 30 minutes tops." - Carolyn

May 03, 2022, 11:23 PM
: "SLOW,Slow,SLOW, DON'T COME HERE IF YOUR HAVING BREATHING,HEART,SUICIDAL, COPD ,There is no reason to make someone continually wait for over 5,6 hours .THE WORST PLACE TO GO,TO GET HELP & BE TREATED RESPECTFULLY OR CARE ABOUT PEOPLE HERE

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- Lyndsay

May 02, 2022, 12:02 AM
: "Had a finger tip cut off in kitchen accident. Lots of bleeding. Waited 4+ hours. Bled on the chairs. They have signs that say "triage" but it was first come, first served. I'm no doctor but all others ahead in ER line seemed fine, as if they in DMV line. A guy said someone died waiting last week. The wait room was filthy - felt like third world country infrastructure. The staff seemed disinterested is the polite description. Gtown hospital has $100Ms for new buildings but cant deliver the very basics of care, as in stop the bleeding. How does this happen in Georgetown?" - Jac

Apr 29, 2022, 2:15 AM
: "destroyed my mother.." - patrick

Apr 26, 2022, 8:44 AM
: "Franklin squares ER has the worst wait times in the world and thier sense of urgency is even worse. They keep apologizing but yet the wait continues. I seriously think the hospitals ER Dept needs to get it together. " - Melanie

Apr 26, 2022, 1:46 AM
: "Came in ER at 5pm. Still sitting in waiting room 9 hours later!!
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- Bryan

Apr 25, 2022, 12:47 AM
: "This hospital has always been ridiculously slow, regardless of how busy they are. I can’t remember a time I came here and have waited less than 3 hours. " - Lulu

Apr 25, 2022, 12:47 AM
: "This hospital has always been ridiculously slow, regardless of how busy they are. I can’t remember a time I came here and have waited less than 3 hours. " - Lulu

Apr 21, 2022, 2:50 AM
: "4 hours and counting to get out of here...." - Bm

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