COVID-19 Surge: Emergency room vs. Urgent Care

Due to high patient volumes resulting from our most recent COVID-19 surge, our emergency department wait times are longer than usual. If you are experiencing mild symptoms or other non-life threatening medical concerns visit our urgent care facilities. Please visit our Adventist Health Glendale Urgent Care page for more information and hours.

When to Seek Emergency Care


Some cases of COVID-19 cause symptoms and complications that need emergency care. If have the following symptoms go to your nearest ER or call 9-1-1 if any of the following symptoms occur:
• Difficulty breathing
• Persistent chest pain
• Bluish lips or face
• Sudden confusion
• Inability to awaken


Other emergency concerns include:
• Chest pain
• Difficulty breathing
• Severe bleeding or trauma
• Loss of consciousness
• Loss of or blurred vision
• High, uncontrolled fever
• Head injuries
• Burns
• Severe abdominal pain
• Broken bones