Walk-In Clinic vs. Emergency Room

When to Use the Walk-In Clinic

Walk-In Clinic care is for urgent medical conditions where prompt attention is needed, but there is not an immediate, serious threat to health or life. You should seek Walk-In Clinic care for:
  • Colds
  • Flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Cough or upper respiratory symptoms
  • Ear or sinus pain
  • Minor burns and bruises
  • Scrapes and lacerations
  • Sprains
  • Possible fractures
  • Asthma
  • Pediatric illnesses
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash or hives
  • Stings and bites
  • Allergies
  • Fevers
  • Headaches
  • Foreign object in eye or nose
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Work related injuries

When to Use Emergency Care:

Emergency care is for sudden or unexpected medical conditions that could cause significant harm or death without prompt attention. You should call 9-1-1 and seek emergency care for:
  • Chest pain (suspected heart attack or stroke)
  • Amputation of limbs or deep wounds with severe bleeding
  • Sudden confusion, weakness, dizziness, numbness, severe headache or difficulty speaking or breathing
  • Severe head injuries with loss of consciousness or new seizures
  • Major burns involving the face or large areas of the body
  • Vomiting blood
  • Smoke or chemical inhalation
  • Poisoning, overdoses and suicidal behavior
  • Physical or sexual assault
  • Pregnancy complications over 20 weeks including labor, bleeding, fluid leakage, decreased fetal movement

Walk-In Clinic Wait Times

Everett - Gunderson Building 1 hour 30 minutes
Harbour Pointe Clinic 30 minutes
Lake Stevens Clinic 30 minutes
Marysville Clinic 1 hour 45 minutes
Mill Creek Clinic 1 hour
Silver Lake Clinic 45 minutes
Smokey Point 45 minutes
Snohomish Clinic 15 minutes
Stanwood Clinic No Wait

Walk-In Clinic Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8 am-8 pm
Sat-Sun: 9 am-3 pm
Expanded Weekend Hours in some locations
Harbour Pointe, Lake Stevens, Mill Creek and Smokey Point
Sat-Sun: 9 am-8 pm 
Please note: Wait times are updated every fifteen minutes during business hours only. Wait is approximate and subject to change without notice.

For insurance, your visit is billed  as an office visit, not ER care.