Emergency responders can begin providing care the moment they arrive.
In the Emergency Department, our experienced team of physicians and skilled nursing staff are committed to providing excellent care when you or your family needs it most.
As the only hospital in West Olympia, Capital Medical Center’s Emergency Department is dedicated to providing emergent treatment to our community and surrounding areas. Our Emergency Medicine providers work closely with specialists in other fields, such as cardiology and orthopedics, to provide comprehensive care for your condition.
Whenever possible it is a good idea to bring a friend or family member with you to the ER.
We recommend that you keep the following items in a convenient place so that you may grab them quickly when leaving your home.
While everyone that comes to the Emergency Department is sick or in pain, we recognize that some patients’ problems have the potential to be immediately life threatening. These patients must be attended to first. Your understanding is appreciated if you notice that a patient is seen out of turn.
We know that having an emergency can be stressful. For this reason, our compassionate staff will keep you and your family informed about your condition throughout your stay.
Need follow-up care after an Emergency Department visit? Call our physician referral line at 1-800-798-5143. A specialist will assist you in finding a provider to meet your needs.
Excellent care delivered with compassion
Every Person – Every Encounter – Every Time
If you have concerns about your stay please call (360) 956-3534
Amy Larson, MD
ED Medical Director
A stroke is a brain attack, caused when an artery in the brain is blocked or bursts – and part of the brain starts to die. Fast treatment is crucial for a better chance at survival with less disability. If you see one or more signs of stroke, act FAST and call 911 immediately.
F: Does their face droop on one side?
A: Do they have trouble raising one or both arms?
S: Do they have trouble speaking?
T: It’s time to call 911.
Overcome the urge to “wait and see” – call 911 to get the care they need.
What a great way to say, “I love you.”
Learn more about the signs of stroke and why fast treatment is crucial at doh.wa.gov/stroke.