Jefferson Healthcare Emergency Department
834 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360.385.2200 ext. 4223
At Jefferson Healthcare, we understand that a visit to the Emergency Department can be tremendously stressful. If you do have an emergency, we are here for you—ready to provide advanced emergency care right here in Jefferson County.
Seek emergency care
—or call 911
—immediately if you think someone could suffer significant harm or die without prompt care. Examples of emergency situations include:
- Is the situation life-threatening?
- Could the situation worsen and become life-threatening during a drive to the Emergency Department?
- Do you need special equipment or skills to move the person?
- Could traffic or distance cause a delay in getting to the Emergency Department?
If a medical condition arises suddenly, and you believe that if you do not receive immediate medical treatment your life or health could be in jeopardy, you should go to the emergency department. Some examples include:
Seek urgent care
- Signs of a heart attack or stroke
- Severe shortness of breath
- Bleeding that will not stop after 10 minutes of direct pressure
- Complicated fractures
- Major injuries like a head injury
- Coughing up or vomiting blood
- Homicidal or suicidal feelings
- Major burns
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Sudden dizziness, weakness, change in vision
- Sudden or severe pain
for conditions that require attention but do not pose an immediate, serious threat to your health or life, such as:
- Back pain
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Cough or bronchitis
- Minor burns or bruises
- Rash, poison ivy, allergic reaction
- Rising temperature
- Scrape or cut
- Sore throat
Jefferson Healthcare Emergency Department is staffed 24/7 with highly trained physicians, registered nurses, and Emergency Department technicians. We are prepared to care for any emergencies from multi-system trauma to complex medical problems.
All of our Emergency Department physicians are board certified in family medicine or emergency medicine; registered nurses are trained in triage and certified in advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and trauma care; and technicians are certified emergency medical technicians and have completed extensive Emergency Department orientation and training.