The following groups of patients and programs will be given priority for care: -Persons who are non-English speaking poor -Persons who are uninsured or underinsured -Persons who experience domestic violence -Persons who experience sexual assault -Persons incarcerated in King County's Jails -Persons with mental illness, particularly those treated involuntarily -Persons with substance abuse -Persons with sexually transmitted diseases -Persons who require specialized emergency care -Persons who require trauma care -Persons who require burn care Harborview's patient care mission is accomplished by assuming and maintaining a strong leadership position in the Pacific Northwest and the local community. This leadership role is nurtured through the delivery of health services of the highest quality to all of its patients and through effective use of its resources as determined by the Harborview Board of Trustees.
Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed board of trustees and managed by the University of Washington. UW Medicine physicians, staff and other healthcare professionals based at Harborview serve patients from all walks of life in world-class centers of emphasis and also serve a mission population for King County.
Harborview is the only designated Level I adult and pediatric trauma and burn center in the state of Washington and serves as the regional trauma and burn referral center for Alaska, Montana and Idaho.