Emergency Department

Programs

If you have a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) is a Medical Emergency

If you think you may be experiencing a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member. Have an ambulance take you to a hospital that is a cardiac receiving center right away.

Nearest Designated Cardiac Receiving Center

Stroke is a Medical Emergency

If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared. Do not drive yourself or wait for a ride from a friend or family member. Have an ambulance take you to a hospital that is a stroke receiving center right away.

Nearest Designated Stroke Receiving Center

Emergency Department at Orange Coast Memorial

At Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, more than 80 percent of our emergency department patients are seen by a physician in less than 30 minutes. This is well below the national average of about 45 minutes and substantially less than most hospitals in California.

Each of our emergency physicians is board-certified with more than 15 years experience as emergency medicine practitioners.

Our entire staff from physicians and nurses, to lab and X-ray technicians and receptionists, work diligently to provide high-quality, compassionate care in an efficient manner.

"In a recent survey of 53 California hospitals, the Orange Coast Memorial Emergency Room ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient satisfaction. I am proud to work with such an outstanding team."