Emergency Care

Emergency Care When You Need It

We are always here for you in your time of crisis. Our Emergency Departments (ED) in Hanford, Reedley and Selma are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with qualified physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and trained registered nurses. Our ED staff provide quick and efficient access to care for you or your family members. Our staff is trained to handle individual cases and larger groups of patients requiring attention following accidents or natural disasters.

When to get Emergency Care

You should call 9-1-1 and seek emergency care for conditions such as:

• Chest pain

• Upper abdominal pain or pressure

• Head or spine injury

• Fainting or unconsciousness

• Breathing difficulty, shortness of breath or choking

• Continuous bleeding

• Coughing up or vomiting blood

• Suicidal or homicidal feelings

• Severe or persistent vomiting

• Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior or confusion)

• Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body

• Sudden dizziness, weakness or change in vision

• Ingestion of a poisonous substance

• Sudden injury, like a motor vehicle accident, burns or smoke inhalation, nearly drowning, or a deep or large wound.

Median Time to See a Provider: 17 Minutes

With the Rapid Medical Evaluation (RME) process developed by our emergency physicians group, CEP America, we are reducing the time to see a health care provider. The median time to see a provider from January through September 2017 was 17 minutes at our three medical centers. Actual wait times may vary based on the severity and number of cases.

Please click on the links in the left column for more information about your Adventist Health ERs.


"The staff was very friendly. They were always asking me if I was okay or needed any medication. They treated me with a lot of respect. The doctor was very attentive, and I was out of there very quickly."  - Hanford emergency patient