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Emergency and Urgent Care

MultiCare Covington Emergency Department

24/7 emergency care in your neighborhood

Covington Emergency Department Promotion

The MultiCare Covington Medical Center has added 24/7 emergency care to the umbrella of primary and specialty care we currently offer the community.

Our 24,000-square-foot Emergency Department, which adjoins the Covington Medical Center offers the following features:

  • Covington ED April 2012Total of 19 treatment rooms, four of which are specialized for children, with a child-friendly separate waiting area.
  • Advanced imaging services located in the Emergency Department, including digital X-ray, CT and ultrasound, allowing for faster diagnostic procedures.
  • An ambulance bay large enough to handle four ambulances at a time, and a Rural Metro Ambulance onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with timely transfers for patients.
  • Wi-Fi internet access and separate family waiting area with Kidzpace activity games.
  • A warm and soothing ambience, with a modern, Northwest theme and plenty of natural light.

Because the Emergency Department is part of MultiCare Health System, it is also linked to MultiCare’s five South Sound hospitals and dozens of clinics by our system-wide electronic health records. That means wherever you’re treated in the MultiCare system, your caregivers will have instant access to your electronic health record, including your health history and such vital information as your allergies or any prescription medications you may be taking.

Emergency Department or Urgent Care?

With emergency and urgent care services in the same location, it may be difficult to choose which service is the right one for you or your family member.

Urgent care is ideal for treating conditions such as:

  • Allergies
  • Cold or flu symptoms
  • Cough or bronchitis
  • Earache
  • Minor burns or bruises
  • Rash, poison ivy, allergic reaction
  • Fevers
  • Scrapes or minor cuts
  • Sprain
  • Foreign object in eye or nose

Emergency care is ideal for treating conditions such as:

  • Severe bleeding
  • Chest pain, upper abdominal pain or pressure
  • Coughing or vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath
  • Major burns
  • Poisoning
  • Sudden dizziness or fainting
  • Sudden confusion or difficulty speaking
  • Sudden weakness or numbness, especially on one side of the body