Emergency Trauma Unit
Call 911 for emergency

Skagit Valley Hospital features a Level III trauma unit with 23 patient beds. Our Emergency Department includes a triage room, two trauma rooms, two major medical resuscitation rooms and two behavioral health rooms. All rooms are private and universal.

Nearly 30,000 patients visited the ER in 2012. Located near the busy Interstate 5 corridor, the department averages 50 trauma cases per month. Our patient registration staff offers bedside registration for our patients to reduce wait times. 

Emergency Services entrance at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WAThe department is staffed by a dedicated group of emergency physicians and nurses, with support of advanced diagnostics and additional services within the full-service hospital. In addition, our patients benefit from the higher level of stroke care as a result of our partnership with Swedish Neuroscience Institute and the TeleStroke program. Our emergency department physicians and nurses are linked directly with a Swedish Acute Stroke Telemedicine Team.


Is it an Emergency?



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You should use a hospital emergency room for serious or life threatening problems. Emergency rooms are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, don't wait! Call 911 or get to your nearest hospital emergency room. Click here for directions to find our Emergency Department.

  • Chest pain Emergency Services entrance at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA
  • 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
  • Sudden slurred speech or difficulty understanding
  • Numbness in the face, arm, or leg
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Seizures
  • High fever
  • Any other condition you believe is life threatening


Care for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries
is available seven days a week without an appointment at Skagit Regional Clinics Urgent Care.   

Urgent Care may be used for medical conditions such as:

  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Earaches, sore throat or fever
  • Fractures, sprains or strains
  • Minor burns or cuts
  • Stings or bites
  • After hours work-related illnesses or injuries 


Call 360-428-6434 for more information about Urgent Care services.

Introduction to the Emergency Department: