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Emergency Medicine

Emergency Care at Washington Hospital

Washington Hospital's emergency room (ER) is available to the community 24 hours a day and is staffed by highly skilled emergency medicine professionals. The Emergency Department is located on the northeast corner of the main Washington Hospital facility, and can be easily accessed directly from Civic Center Drive. Free parking is available between the Emergency Room and the Whitaker 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.)

Washington Urgent Care

Located across the street from Washington Hospital, Washington Urgent Care in Fremont is a convenient and cost-effective alternative to emergency room care. Washington Urgent Care is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, 365 days a year - to give you high quality urgent care whether you have an appointment or not.

Washington Hospital Healthcare System is closely affiliated with three family medical care and urgent care clinics in Warm Springs, Newark and Union City that are operated by Washington Township Medical Foundation (WTMF). These facilities offer a full range of primary care services for children and adults.

Each clinic is staffed by board certified physicians and our staff is well versed in treating job-related healthcare needs. Each clinic offers urgent care treatment if you have a minor emergency that needs immediate medical attention. During office hours, in addition to appointments, we welcome walk-in visits for urgent care. When the office is closed, there's always a physician available on-call.

Whether you're at home or work, you can feel secure knowing excellent medical care is there for you whenever and wherever you need it. That's our commitment to you and your family.

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, click here.

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