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The Health Information Resource Center is located on the 3rd floor next to the Gift Shop in the main lobby of the medical center.


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.




Health Information

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Resource Center Services

Answers to Your Health Questions

The Health Information Resource Center at University of Washington Medical Center provides high quality, individualized health information to patients, families, staff, and community members. The center provides information to help users make their best choices about health and actively participate in their own health care.

The center is staffed to help users find health information.

We can help you find out about:

  • Diseases and conditions
  • Tests and medications
  • Support Groups and Classes
  • Community health resources
  • Transportation and housing
  • Services and University of Washington Medical Center
  • Health promotion

Computer Access

Patients, family, and community members have access to:

  • Internet and printer
  • E-mail
  • Consumer health databases
  • On-line journals and newsletters
  • Bookmarked Web sites reviewed by our health teams
  • Wheelchair accessible computer station

Computer Station

E-mail a Patient at UWMC

You can send a note to a patient at UWMC by e-mail. Visit the UWMC site and submit the e-form. Messages will are printed and hand-delivered to each patient by Health Information Resource Center staff and volunteers.

E-mail a Patient

Books and Brochures

The Resource Center offers books and brochures on a wide range of health topics. A copy machine is available for making copies.

Business Center

The Resource Center houses a "business center" complete with fax machine, computer, printer, and copy machine.

We Welcome Your Support

The Health Information Resource Center at University of Washington Medical Center relies on gifts from individuals, foundations, and businesses in our community. If you are interested in making a contribution to help support the Resource Center, please visit: UW Medicine Advancement or call 206-543-5686.

UW Medical Center Services

PDF logo Services for Patients and Families PDF document

This booklet describes many of the resources offered by University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). It identifies many services and facilities that patients and families may use while at the medical center. It also lists and defines some terms that you may hear during your stay.

Ask any staff member wearing a badge for help. We are happy to answer your questions.

In search of a social worker?

The UWMC Social Work and Care Coordination Department is an integral part of the medical centerŐs provision of healthcare to patients who present with social, spiritual ,emotional and physical needs. The Department recognizes the relationship of psychosocial factors to illness and the influence of those factors on patient recovery. They strive to provide safe, appropriate, patient-centered, cost-effective and ethical care.

Please visit them in room CC-512, on the fifth floor of UWMC's Pacific Tower or call (206) 598-4370.

Become a Volunteer

Interested in volunteering at University of Washington Medical Center? Visit UW Medicine to find out more about volunteer opportunities and getting started.

Wheelchair Station

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