Our on-island Emergency Room (ER) provides full-time emergent care when you need it most. Our dedicated ER reduces the need to travel off-island for emergencies.
While our ER reduces the need for off-island medical transport, we maintain strong, reliable partnerships with San Juan Island EMS Island Air Ambulance and Airlift Northwest in the case transportation is needed. We also provide preparatory care for those who need to be transferred off-Island, including medical diagnostics, stabilization, intubation and general assessments and interventions.
Board-certified emergency medicine physicians lead our department and are supported by a team of nurses and emergency practitioners. In addition to our around-the-clock, highly-trained trauma team, patients requiring emergency care have access to specialists at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, in Bellingham. Our Bellingham-based specialists have the ability to view a patient’s medical images or lab results electronically, or by using video conferencing.