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ER Wait Watcher

This app displays only average wait times. For a current wait time, call the hospital. If you are having a heart attack or life-threatening emergency, call 911.
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Washington Waiting Times

For each hospital in Washington, we chart the time, on average, that patients wait in emergency rooms before one of four outcomes: they see a doctor, they get sent home, they’re given pain medications for a broken bone, or they are admitted to the hospital. For each measure, lower numbers are better. Experts caution that very small differences between hospitals for a given measure are unlikely to correspond to noticeable differences in the real world. Find out more »

  • Hospital

  • Waiting Time

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being seen by a doctor
  • Time Until Sent Home

    Average time patients spent in the emergency room before being sent home
  • Broken Bone

    Average time patients with broken bones had to wait before receiving pain meds
  • Transfer Time

    Among patients admitted, additional time spent waiting before being taken to their room
National Avg.
Waiting Time
24 min
Time Until Sent Home
133 min
Broken Bone
55 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Washington Avg.
Waiting Time
21 min
Time Until Sent Home
137 min
Broken Bone
52 min
Transfer Time
97 min
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
75
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
61
Waiting Time
12
Time Until Sent Home
98
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
58
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
62
Transfer Time
53
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
30
Time Until Sent Home
158
Broken Bone
57
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
63
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
50
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
154
Broken Bone
60
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
112
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
114
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
121
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
114
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
185
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
186
Broken Bone
66
Transfer Time
112
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
145
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
110
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
59
Transfer Time
90
Waiting Time
45
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
84
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
159
Waiting Time
61
Time Until Sent Home
192
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
226
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
209
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
103
Broken Bone
32
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
37
Time Until Sent Home
153
Broken Bone
73
Transfer Time
70
Waiting Time
39
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
121
Waiting Time
60
Time Until Sent Home
193
Broken Bone
79
Transfer Time
120
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
137
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
33
Time Until Sent Home
173
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
216
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
134
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
58
Transfer Time
85
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
35
Time Until Sent Home
180
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
102
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
178
Broken Bone
30
Transfer Time
140
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
150
Waiting Time
27
Time Until Sent Home
176
Broken Bone
43
Transfer Time
98
Waiting Time
24
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
32
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
143
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
19
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
20
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
17
Time Until Sent Home
104
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
64
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
39
Transfer Time
50
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
124
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
73
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
46
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
225
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
30
Waiting Time
26
Time Until Sent Home
248
Broken Bone
47
Transfer Time
166
Waiting Time
13
Time Until Sent Home
81
Broken Bone
52
Transfer Time
67
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
16
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
53
Transfer Time
101
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
85
Broken Bone
48
Transfer Time
76
Waiting Time
7
Time Until Sent Home
88
Broken Bone
42
Transfer Time
68
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
N/A
Time Until Sent Home
N/A
Broken Bone
N/A
Transfer Time
N/A
Waiting Time
38
Time Until Sent Home
136
Broken Bone
45
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
28
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
99
Waiting Time
22
Time Until Sent Home
160
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
148
Waiting Time
49
Time Until Sent Home
162
Broken Bone
54
Transfer Time
97
Waiting Time
10
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
70
Transfer Time
78
Waiting Time
11
Time Until Sent Home
122
Broken Bone
28
Transfer Time
125
Waiting Time
9
Time Until Sent Home
92
Broken Bone
37
Transfer Time
81
Waiting Time
40
Time Until Sent Home
159
Broken Bone
74
Transfer Time
126
Waiting Time
21
Time Until Sent Home
123
Broken Bone
69
Transfer Time
93
Waiting Time
31
Time Until Sent Home
146
Broken Bone
56
Transfer Time
72
Waiting Time
18
Time Until Sent Home
93
Broken Bone
44
Transfer Time
77
Waiting Time
23
Time Until Sent Home
155
Broken Bone
51
Transfer Time
132

Notes: "Average time" refers to the median waiting time (the midpoint of all patients' waiting times). References to "doctor" indicate a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. CMS reports the CT scan quality measure as the percentage of patients who received a scan within 45 minutes. We have reversed that measure so that all measures follow a "lower is better" pattern.


Sources
Data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, last updated Dec. 17 2014. All data was collected between April. 2013 and March 2014.
Icons from The Noun Project: Jeremy J Bristol, Alexey Ivanov, Lemon Liu, Sebastian Langer, Rémy Médard, Christopher T. Howlett, Christelle Mozzati