Mental Health in Seattle, WA

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Healthcare at a Glance in Seattle, WA

Seattle is known to be one of the healthiest cities in the country. Some of the best hospitals within Washington state are located in Seattle, including University of Washington Medical Center (#1 in Washington) and Virginia Mason Medical Center (#2 in Washington). Other hospitals in the area include EvergreenHealth Kirkland and Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, WA. Seattle Children’s Hospital in the only children’s hospital in Seattle. The primary healthcare systems are University of Washington Healthcare system and Swedish Health. Swedish Health is made up of 5 hospital campuses. Veterans have access to the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System serving the Pacific Northwest at its Seattle Division campus and American Lake Division. Washington Healthcare Access Alliance is a resource to find free community health clinics. University of Washington School of Medicine is the only medical school in the Seattle area.

Mental health FAQS

What is a mental health provider?

Mental health providers are trained to help you manage and care for your emotional and behavioral wellbeing. These providers can include a variety of mental health professionals, commonly including psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, and family and marriage counselors. An important distinction can be that a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who is trained to diagnose and treat mental illness with prescription medicine. A psychologist and other counselors typically have a masters degree, and are trained to treat through counseling. Whichever provider you choose, a mental health provider can be a crucial component in your overall health journey.