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Emergency Department


Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Experienced care when you need it most

The Emergency Department at Island Hospital understands that when it comes to saving lives, every minute matters. Our staff has the vital experience to meet any emergency-care challenge 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All Emergency Department professionals are educated and trained in the latest emergency-medicine procedures and operate with the expertise of Level III trauma care and Level II stroke care. Our commitment to excellence and patient care means that we’re here for you when you need us most!

Services Provided

The Emergency Department is the best place to go for treatment for serious/critical illnesses or injuries. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, call 9-1-1 or visit the Emergency Department immediately:

    • Stroke (facial “droop”, slurred speech or numbness in arm, leg or face)
    • Chest pain
    • Severe abdominal pain
    • Coughing or vomiting blood
    • Severe burns
    • Severe bleeding
    • Severely broken bones
    • Sudden blurred vision
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
    • Seizures
    • Head injury with loss of consciousness
    • Sudden dizziness or loss of balance
    • High fevers


Know where to go to get care


Should you go to the Walk-In Clinic or would the Emergency Department be a better option?

We’ve compiled some everyday scenarios to help test your knowledge.

When you need immediate medical care for minor illnesses or injuries, patients should consider visiting Island Walk-In Clinic – M Avenue where wait times may be shorter with lower costs.

Common health concerns treated at Island Walk-In Clinic – M Avenue include:

  • COVID-19
  • Colds, flu or fever
  • Earaches
  • Sinus infections
  • Migraines
  • Sprains, strains or minor broken bones
  • Eye infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Rashes
  • Cuts or scrapes
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

The Island Walk-In Clinic – M Avenue is open every day. No appointment necessary.
Monday–Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

2511 M Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
P: 360.293.3101

Patient Resources

Stories of Courage

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Eric Mithen

“The registration staff member who admitted me was extremely polite. Everyone was so calm and kind.”

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