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Emergency Care at Washington Hospital

Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day to provide care to those with serious conditions like stroke and heart attack as well as injuries, infections, and other illnesses. Our physicians are board certified and all nurses are specially trained and certified in life-saving emergency care for adults and children. Do not ignore symptoms or delay care for emergent conditions. In a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the Emergency Department.

Features of Washington Hospital’s Emergency Department include:

  • Designated Receiving Center for Stroke and STEMI/Cardiac Arrest in So. Alameda County.
    Call 911 if you or someone else has signs of a stroke or heart attack
  • 39 private patient rooms including 4 isolation rooms with negative air pressure
  • State of the art radiology including X-ray and CT scanner
  • Pediatric Ready – UCSF Pediatric Hospitalists available onsite 24/7
  • Outperforms national wait time to see a physician and time from arrival to discharge
  • Response teams provide expert care for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Quality initiatives and protocols ensure effective sepsis management
  • Focused on family connection
  • Translation services available
  • Pandemic-safe due to negative air pressure, personal protective equipment, and social distancing


Washington Hospital’s Emergency Department is located at 2000 Mowry Avenue in Fremont. It is located on the first floor of the Morris Hyman Critical Care Pavilion. The Pavilion is behind the Hospital patient tower on Civic Center Drive, between Mowry Avenue and Bart Way. Free parking is available in the adjacent parking lot.

Urgent Care Services

For non-emergency Urgent Care appointments, go to our Urgent Care services page to find out how to schedule an appointment.

Poison Control

Contact Poison Control right away if you suspect a poisoning. Comprehensive poison information and a link for immediate help are available online at or by phone at 1.800.222.1222. Both options are free, expert, and confidential. Call 911 right away if the individual collapses, has a seizure, has trouble breathing, or cannot be awakened.

Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Service

The Washington Hospital Health Insurance Information Service is a free, confidential, and unbiased service to provide community members and local employers with all the information necessary to make informed decisions about health insurance. This includes information on Medicare and Medi-Cal, private, and employer-based plans. To reach this service, call 510.818.7005 anytime from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can have your questions answered over the phone or set up an appointment for a personal consultation.

To find out more about the free Health Insurance Information Service at Washington Hospital, click here.

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