Business Trip Guide

Emergencies

This step is meant as a resource for you in case of unexpected circumstances arising during your business trip to Greater Seattle. For example, your trip could contain one of the following scenarios:

Scenario 1: You suddenly become ill
It is not surprising that business executives can fall ill while on a business trip. New foods, plane journeys, and stress-related health problems are just some of possible causes for someone to suddenly feel unwell. Should you become ill while visiting Greater Seattle, you will be glad to know that you are in a region with one of the best healthcare reputations in the United States, if not in the world. For example, Greater Seattle’s renowned Medic One emergency response system gives you the best odds of surviving a heart attack in the United States. In case of a medical emergency, dial 911.

Local hospitals:
Swedish Health Services
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Providence Health System

Scenario 2: You lose your passport
If you lose your passport, contact your local consulate immediately. For a list of local consulates, visit our online Consulate Directory.

Scenario 3: Your luggage hasn’t arrived

Unfortunately, it happens all too often that business executives find themselves stepping off an airplane only to discover their luggage didn’t arrive with them. Let’s say your airplane arrived at noon. Your luggage is nowhere to be found, and you need to find a suit before your 2 o’clock appointment. Should this happen to you, we recommend you visit a nearby Nordstrom or Macy’s.

 

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