Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive health care center located at 325 Ninth Avenue in Seattle, Washington. An integral part of the University of Washingtonís School of Medicine, the medical center provides high quality advanced health care to the community it serves.
Harborview began its operation as a six-bed King County welfare hospital in 1877. Originally functioning in a two-story South Seattle building, the facility moved to a new building in Georgetown, in 1906.
Later, in 1931, it was relocated to the present location on First Hill, and the hospitalís name was changed to Harborview Medical Center.
Today, it is a world-class health facility, which also excels in teaching and research.
Owned by King County, Harborview provides a wide spectrum of services for the wellness of its patients. It emphasizes areas such as trauma care, burns, HIV/AIDS, and neurosurgery/neurology.
The only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in a four-state region (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho) is housed on the campus. The burn center is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the nation.
Also, this medical facility is the largest provider of inpatient mental health services in King County, as well as treating individuals with substance-related disorders.
The Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER) offers services such as ophthalmology, otolaryngology, orthopedics, plastic and reconstructive surgery, rehabilitation medicine, and social work.
The medical center operates a number of primary and specialty clinics. Some of the prominent clinics are Adult Medicine Clinic, Madison Clinic, Brain Aneurysm Center, Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress Center, Behavioral Medicine Clinic, and Northwest Family Center.
In addition, the Harborview Medical Center serves as a primary teaching site for the School of Medicine and other UW Health Sciences programs.