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Washington Hospital Healthcare System welcomes you to our beautiful corner of the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than 60 years, the Washington Township Health Care District has served the residents of Fremont, Newark, Union City, unincorporated Sunol and the southernmost portion of Hayward.

Washington Hospital offers a host of special services including:

Washington Hospital has a wide range of primary care physicians and specialists on its Medical Staff. There are more than 500 physicians on staff representing a broad range of specialties. To contact one of these doctors, click on the "Find My Physician" link for the most comprehensive listing of physicians in the Tri-City Area. To meet your specific needs, you can search by name, specialty, location, insurance and group. You can also call the Hospital's Health Connection line at 800.963.7070 to find a physician as well.

Emergency Care at Washington Hospital

Washington Hospital's Emergency Department is available to the community 24 hours a day and is staffed by highly skilled emergency medicine professionals. The Emergency Department is located in the Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion, and can be easily accessed directly from Civic Center Drive. Free parking is available next to the Pavilion.

On-site services include a 64-Slice CT scanner and a 24-hour laboratory to deliver fast and efficient emergency care. A separate area in the emergency department provides rapid treatment for patients with minor injuries or illness during the day and evening. If you require emergency medical attention, please call 911 to access your local emergency services.

For people with emerging health care needs that are not life threatening, Washington Township Health Care District also provides urgent care services at four different clinics in the Tri-City Area. (Read the next section for more details.)

Urgent Care Options

Washington Hospital Healthcare System is committed to serving the community’s urgent care needs. Same-day urgent care services are available at one of our community clinics near you.

SAME-DAY URGENT CARE APPOINTMENTS
Non-emergency, same-day, urgent care services are available at the most appropriate community clinic, near you.

Steps for same-day urgent care appointments:

  • Call 510.248.8201, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • A team member finds the most appropriate clinic for you – based on appointment availability that day
  • Your appointment is scheduled
  • You receive the care you need
  • The clinic team provides your primary care provider with visit information

Same-day urgent care appointments will be offered at one of several community clinics affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System. There are 7 clinic locations in Fremont, 1 in Newark and 1 in Union City that will accept same-day urgent care appointments, based on appointment availability. The community clinics specialize in primary care, OB-GYN and pediatrics.

Poison Control

How can I be prepared for a poison emergency?

  • Call your poison center at 800.222.1222. The poison center can send you telephone stickers or magnets with the emergency phone number. Post that number on or near your telephones.
  • If you have a poisoning emergency call 800.222.1222.

What are the most common poisons for children?

  • Cosmetics such as perfume or nail polish, and personal care products such as deodorant and soap.
  • Cleaning products (for example, laundry detergent and floor cleaners).
  • Pain medicines (analgesics) such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
  • Foreign bodies and toys including silica gel packages to remove moisture in packaging and glow products.
  • Topical preparations such as diaper rash products, hydrogen peroxide, acne preparations, or calamine lotion.

Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Service

The Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Services is a free, confidential service for community members and local employers with information they need to make informed decisions about health insurance, including how to purchase it. The service also provides information on Medicare options for seniors and Medicare Part D enrollment. A Certified Application Assistant is available to enroll qualified families in the Healthy Families Program. Consultations are offered over the phone or in person.

Have you recently lost health insurance coverage?

If you have questions about health insurance after losing your job - or you simply want to learn more about programs such as the COBRA subsidy, Medi-Cal and other government sponsored programs, Washington Hospital is conducting health insurance benefits seminars each month. Call (800) 770-9447 for dates and times.

To find out more about the free Health Insurance Information Service at Washington Hospital, visit www.whhs.com, click on "Community Connection" and select "Health Insurance Information Service" from the drop-down menu or call 800.770.9447 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.