Emergency room alternatives
For urgent medical concerns, there are options besides the emergency room. Urgent care centers and virtual care are options for you and your family to get quick, quality care. There are many urgent care centers available throughout Washington to help in your time of need. And care is available online too with Embright's virtual care. Care is always within reach whether that is in-person or online.
Virtual urgent care
Get care anytime – day or night. As an Embright member, you have access to a variety of convenient virtual urgent care options to meet your urgent medical needs. Through any of the virtual urgent care options, you can get access to board-certified physicians or nurse practitioners on your smartphone, tablet, or computer for an audio or video call. Providers can assess medical needs, suggest treatments, recommend home remedies, and write a prescription.
Urgent care centers
Urgent care centers provide in-person care for minor illnesses or injuries. Each urgent care center has unique hours but many offer evening and weekend hours.
Indigo offers neighborhood walk-in clinics throughout the Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane regions, treating most minor illnesses and injuries.
Get convenient access to exceptional care at one of our UW Medicine urgent care clinics. Open 7 days a week.
Trios Urgent Care in Kennewick is an affordable and convenient way to receive quality treatment when your doctor is unavailable.
Valley Medical Urgent Care is a great choice when you can’t wait or when you need medical care after hours.
When illness and injury occur, Mary Bridge Children’s pediatric urgent care is here to help.
Offering convenient access to healthcare when you need it most - Northwest Urgent Care in Post Falls and Coeur d' Alene, ID.
Lourdes Urgent Care in Pasco is an affordable and convenient way to receive quality treatment when you or a family member has a minor illness or injury.
When to go to the emergency room
If you are experiencing life-threatening or serious medical issues, do not wait. Call 9-1-1 for help. Emergency rooms/departments are open 24/7, 365 days a year. Go to the emergency room as quickly as possible if you are experiencing:
- 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
- Numbness in the face, arm, or leg
- Sudden, severe headache
- High fevers
- Any other condition you believe is life-threatening