Emergencies & After Hours Care

How to access emergency and after hours care for you and your family.


If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 911 or go directly to the Emergency Room at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Hospital at 2901 Squalicum Pkwy., Bellingham. Some examples of life-threatening emergencies are:

  • Drug overdose
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Chest pain
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Broken bones
  • Severe burns or cuts
  • Loss of consciousness (will not wake up)
  • Severe shortness of breath (not able to talk)

Not Sure If It’s an Emergency?

If you are not sure if you should go to the Emergency Room, call us first during business hours at (360) 676-6177.

We can usually see you within 24 hours and help you avoid the long lines and high costs of emergency room visits.


After-Hours Care

If you or a family member need care when Unity Care NW is closed, call our after-hours nurse at (800) 259-3565. Or, if you are uninsured or have insurance coverage through Community Health Plan of Washington, you can call the Community Health Plan of Washington’s Nurse Advice Line at (866) 418-1002. The nurse will listen to your health concerns. The nurse will help you decide what steps to take next.