UW Medicine offers financial assistance, under its Financial Assistance Policy, to eligible patients unable to pay for emergency or other medically necessary care. Patients who choose UW Medicine benefit from our experience, expertise and the most advanced medical care available, all within one health system. “UW Medicine” includes Airlift Northwest, Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center (UWMC), Northwest Hospital & Medical Center (NWH), UW  Physicians (UWP), UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC), and Valley Medical Center (VMC).