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Need to know what to do in case of an urgent medical or mental health issue? Here’s a list of where to go or who to call in case of an emergency.

Life-Threatening Medical Conditions

Call 911 for all emergencies

  • For on-campus emergencies, also call Public Safety at 1-206-296-5911

Examples of life-threatening conditions include difficulty breathing, unconsciousness or unresponsiveness (e.g., drug or alcohol overdose), major injury (e.g., open chest wound with trouble breathing; spinal or neck injury with loss of sensation or motion; obvious fracture, especially with visible bone). 

Urgent Medical Conditions 

Although the example conditions may not be life-threatening, get a medical evaluation as soon as possible.   

Some examples are significant pain (e.g., in the chest, abdomen, head, neck, or ear, especially with fever), asthma (when not responding to usual medications), urinary infection (especially with fever or back pain), possible fracture or dislocation, any injury with significant pain or swelling, laceration (a cut requiring stitches), or major bee sting reaction (hives or swelling on, for example, your whole arm or leg). 

Mental Health Emergency

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, 24-hour assistance is available by calling:

  • King County Crisis Connections at 866-427-4747
  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 9-8-8, can call or text
  • Seattle Police at 911
  • Public Safety at 206-296-5911

To report an emergency on campus, call 1-206-296-5911 (campus ext. 5911). 

ZoomCare (Capitol Hill Broadway & Mercer) 
531 Broadway East Suite 10 Seattle, WA 
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am - Midnight, Sat-Sun 9am - 6pm 
For more information and to schedule online by clicking here. 

Indigo Multicare Urgent Care 
Rainier Valley Square 
3820 Rainier Ave S, Suite L, Seattle, WA 98118 
Hours: 8am - 8pm, Tues – Sat (closed Sun and Mon) 
Schedule online by clicking here.  

After-Hours Clinic at Swedish Country Doctor Health Centers 
2101 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122  
Hours: Mon-Fri 6pm - 9pm; Sat-Sun 11am - 5pm 
Walk-ins only, no appointments accepted. 
For more information, click here. 

Urgent Care - Kaiser Permanente 
Ideally for students with Kaiser Insurance 
1501 E Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98122 
Hours: Open 24 hours 
Call or schedule online for same day appointments 
For more information, click here. 

Dispatch Health 
Schedule a visit and a medical team arrives within a few hours, Dispatch medical teams are equipped with all the tools necessary to provide advanced medical care in your home. They treat a wide range of common to complex injuries and illnesses that are urgent, but not life or limb threatening. 
Click here for more information.  

Seattle University Public Safety can provide transportation from campus to the hospital. Call 1-206-296-5911. 

Swedish First Hill 
700 Minor Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 

Swedish Cherry Hill 
540 16th Ave, Seattle, WA, 98122 

325 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 (entrance on corner of 9th and Jefferson) 

Virginia Mason  
1100 9th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 

Crisis Connections 

Help for adult peer support, basic needs, emotional/crisis, substance abuse, teen, and support after suicide)

King County 206-461-3222 or 1-866-427-4747 
Pierce County 1-800-576-7764 
WA Relay 7-1-1 

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center 
24 hour resource line 1-888-99-VOICE (86423) 

National Sexual Assault Hotline 
1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 

Text HOME to 741-741 (confidential conversation with a trained counselor 24/7)  

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Call or text to 988, or chat online at https://988lifeline.org/ 

Veterans Crisis Line 
Call 988, then Press 1 or Text 838255 

The Trevor Project LGBTQ Hotline 
1-866-488-7386 or Text 678-678 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Or text “START” to 88788 


TalkNow is an on-demand 24/7 mental health resource offered by TimelyCare, to talk about anything at any time. Students must register through the TimelyCare app or website and can expect to spend 3-5 minutes registering before utilizing the service for the first time. Once connected, students can expect to speak with a professional within 3-7 minutes. The TalkNow service is available in all 50 states and internationally to Seattle University students. 

TalkNow professionals will help students with a range of topics including feeling down, stress & anxiety, relationship concerns, and suicidal thoughts, among other concerns. Students can schedule up to 12 counseling visits a year with a licensed mental health professional at a time that works for you, including nights and weekends. 

Seattle University has partnered with TimelyCare to offer students 24/7 access to medical and mental healthcare.  
For more information go to TimelyCare | Wellness and Health Promotion