The healthcare sector is one of the biggest employers in Seattle and the city has a high concentration of doctors. Seattle is home to some of the leading medical research facilities in the USA, including the Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Swedish Medical Center. However, the standard of healthcare provision does vary throughout the city.

The Seattle city government is taking steps to address these disparities but expats should make sure they are covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan so they have access to the best healthcare in Seattle.

Pharmacies are readily available throughout Seattle and many operate 24 hours a day.


Hospitals in Seattle

Northwest Hospital and Medical Center

Website: www.nwhospital.org
Address: 1550 N 115th Street

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Website: www.seattlechildrens.org
Address: 4800 Sand Point Way NE

Swedish Medical Center

Website: www.swedish.org
Address: 500 17th Avenue

University of Washington Medical Center

Website: www.uwmedicine.org
Address: 1959 NE Pacific Street