This page is part of the Peace Heathens' Seattle Crisis Resource Directory.

Emergency Phone Numbers

Crisis Clinic
24-hour crisis line: 1-866-4CRISIS (1-866-427-4747)

24-hour counseling for persons in crisis. Confidential.

Besides the crisis line, the Community Information Line (1-800-621-4636, or simply 2-1-1 in Seattle/King County) 8 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday, is probably the best all-purpose referral number in Seattle.
Verified 03/2013

National Runaway Safeline
1-800-621-4000

24-hour hotline to link runaways to social service agencies or to their families. Confidential.
Verified 12/09

King County Sexual Assault Resource Center
24-hour crisis line: 1-888-99-VOICE (1-888-998-6423) (1-800-825-7273)
Business office: 425-226-5062 (M-F 9am-5pm)
P.O. Box 300, Renton 98057

24-hour phone crisis intervention, referral, and support services for sexual assault victims in King County including Seattle. Medical support, legal advocacy.
Verified 11/02

Washington Poison Center
1-800-222-1222

24-hour information and advice regarding poisonous substances and overdoses.
Verified 6/06

Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-562-6025

24-hour info to adults & children. Referrals for medical, legal, shelter, counseling, anger management. Uses AT&T Language Bank, so can readily help in almost any language.
Verified 11/02

University of Wash. Medical Center Emergency Room
206-598-4000

24-hour emergency care and crisis intervention counseling available (crisis intervention counseling is provided by social workers). Voluntary psych-ward service available. Medical coupons accepted.
Verified 12/09

Harborview Medical Center
24-hour Crisis intervention counseling: 206-744-9699

24-hour line for crisis situations that the in-need individual can call.

Also at Harborview: Emergency Department, 206-744-3074, including psychiatric emergency service. Located physically at 9th Ave. and Jefferson St. for emergency medical patients and for walk-ins who want (or who are recommended to get) a psychiatric evaluation. Medical coupons accepted.
Verified 12/09

Fire, Police, Ambulance
911
Verified 1/03

Consulting Nurse Help Lines

The following Consulting Nurse help lines (hours vary) give free medical advice and information and physician referral to the general public. Typically they refer only to the hospital with which they are affiliated. All of these operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Downtown Harborview Community Care Line 206-744-2500
NE King County Evergreen Medical Center 425-899-3000
Central Seattle / Downtown Swedish 206-215-2100
All Verified 11/09

Group Health Consulting Nurse Line
206-901-2244
1-800-297-6877

Consulting Nurse line for Western Washington Group Health patients only. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Verified 03/08

Washington Recovery Help Line
24-hour help line: 1-866-789-1511

24-hour crisis intervention and referral services for substance abuse, problem gambling and mental health. A state-wide service of the Crisis Clinic.
Verified 03/2013

Teen Link
6pm-10pm daily: 206-461-4922
6pm-10pm daily, toll-free: 1-866-TEENLINK (1-866-833-6546)

Staffed by teen volunteers trained by Crisis Clinic staff. Confidential. A service of the Crisis Clinic.
Verified 03/2013


This page last fully fact-checked: January 2003
This page last modified: April 6, 2013
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