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Emergency Care

Life-saving care for serious health issues

Our hospital offers emergency care for life-threatening or serious illnesses and injuries, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For less serious health issues, please use one of the many urgent care centers throughout South LA (including the LA County Urgent Care conveniently located next to the entrance to our Emergency Department).

How do you know a health issue is serious? Generally:

Use a hospital for:

  • Life-threatening conditions or major injuries
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden chest pain

Use an urgent care center for:

  • Ear or body aches
  • Colds or allergies
  • Sprains, minor cuts, rashes
  • Nausea or diarrhea

The moment you arrive,
we begin your care

From the first second you arrive to our emergency room, you're under our care. We begin to create your personal treatment plan as soon as we see you. 

We provide emergency care differently. For one thing, our doctors actually come into the waiting room to talk with patients! Also, even while you're waiting, our nurses are watching you, making sure you are okay, and updating your record.

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We have top-notch, highly trained emergency medicine doctors here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

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We have a reputation for caring for our patients quickly

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Every patient's needs are different. Treatment is based on need. If you have to wait, please be understanding that our doctors and nurses must prioritize the most serious cases first

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There are different ways to be seen. Sometimes, the fastest way for you to get treatment may be in a chair. For other cases, we may see you in a private examination area. Our staff will decide where we can treat you most effectively