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Medical Services

As a visitor, know that all hospital emergency rooms are obliged to receive sick or injured patients whether they can pay or not.


If you’re sick or injured, but not badly enough for a trip to the emergency room, try one of the following options:

Harborview Medical Center Full medical care, with emergency room.

US HealthWorks Medical Group Walk-in clinic for nonemergencies.

Tap Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Seattle.

Required Vaccinations

There are no vaccination requirements for visitors to the US.

Health Insurance

Travelers to the US should ensure that their travel insurance package offers coverage for medical emergencies and treatment including hospital stays and an emergency flight home if necessary. Medical treatment in the USA is of the highest caliber, but the experience could bankrupt you.