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)

24-Hour Care

Not Sure If It’s an Emergency? If you have questions or
symptoms and need to speak to a nurse, call our 24-hour
nurse line at (888) 269-0876. 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.