The community’s health is always top of mind and at the heart of MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center’s mission. For more than 100 years, Long Beach Medical Center has been here for your illnesses, your essential surgeries and your outpatient service needs. And while the recent focus has been on efforts to prepare for a surge of COVID-19 patients, Long Beach Medical Center is now dedicated to resuming the scheduling of essential surgical procedures and other priority treatments and services, based on physician criteria and surgeons’ clinical review.

As this shift begins, it will be done carefully and responsibly with the safety of patients, staff and physicians always as a top priority. For your good health, it’s vitally important that you seek medical care and treatment when necessary and appropriate.

The Emergency Department at Long Beach Medical Center is highly trained and experienced in caring for all patients, including those who need to receive immediate care for heart attack, severe injuries or any other emergent medical injury or illness. There have been extra measures taken during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the continued safety, exceptional care and  well-being of all patients and staff, with a special area to treat patients coming in with suspected COVID-19 and an area designated specifically for non-infectious disease patients.

Throughout the hospital and outpatient care areas, extra precautions have been put in place to safeguard your health and the health of the Long Beach Medical Center staff. Some of those precautions include:

  • Observing social distancing, including spaced out seating in waiting areas and properly spaced out floor markings in areas where lines form.
  • Screening individuals at all medical center entrances for symptoms and taking their temperature before allowing entry into the building. 
  • Ensuring all clinical staff members wear face masks and abide by all personal protective equipment guidelines, in addition to stringent compliance with hand hygiene (washing hands regularly and applying hand sanitizer before entering a patient room).  
  • Adhering to strict compliance with disinfecting and cleaning equipment and frequently touched areas across all hospital and outpatient care areas. 

For non-emergent medical conditions or injuries, Long Beach Medical Center encourages you to take advantage of other services offered by MemorialCare, including setting up a virtual appointment with your doctor, speaking with an advice nurse over the phone, or visiting a MemorialCare urgent care location, if necessary. 

Long Beach Medical Center always has been and will continue to be here for your care, no matter the need. Learn more about the safety measures being taken.