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Glendale Emergency Care

Emergencies happen, please don’t delay your care

We are always there in your time of crisis. Our emergency rooms are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and emergency care nurses. Our ER staff provides quick and efficient access to care for you or your family members.

If you or a loved one is experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and ask to be taken to your nearest hospital.

Is the emergency room safe?

Our hospitals are safe, operational and prepared to handle health emergencies as well as coronavirus cases. Adventist Health isolates suspected COVID-19 patients to keep our other patients and healthcare professionals safe.

We are confident we can effectively care for an infected patient with little risk to our other patients, and Adventist Health closely follows CDC protocols and works with local public health departments to ensure our hospitals and clinics are safe and ready when emergencies happen.

Don’t delay your care

During this time of uncertainty, many are apprehensive to visit a hospital and don’t want to overwhelm healthcare resources. But don’t delay care when something urgent comes up—we have the resources we need and are prepared and available to care for you and your family.

When should I go to the emergency room?

Go to the emergency room for problems that can’t wait, such as:

  • 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

When should I go to urgent care?

Visit an urgent care for urgent problems that aren’t life-threatening but still need attention, such as:

  • Coughs, colds and sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rashes or skin irritations like sunburn
  • Minor burn
  • Ear infections and sinus infections
  • Minor cuts and lacerations

When should I use virtual visits?

Specialties offering virtual visits vary by location. Check with your doctor to find out if virtual visits are available.

Some specialties currently offered via virtual visits include behavioral health, cardiology, primary care, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, and more.

Visit AdventistHealth.org/VirtualVisits for a complete list.

Still not sure?

If you are not sure which location is best suited for your condition and you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you are home and experiencing coronavirus-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) and have been in contact with someone who likely has an active coronavirus infection, we encourage you to call your primary care physician or clinic before arriving.

If clinically necessary, your primary care physician or clinic will give you instruction on how to get tested in order to limit the risk of exposure to other people.

Certifications

  • STEMI Receiving Center: Following guidelines set by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services, the ER at Adventist Health has staff and procedures in place to treat patients with heart attack immediately.
  • Chest Pain Center accreditation: As an accredited Chest Pain Center, the Adventist Health Glendale ER has staff and processes in place to treat patients with chest pain immediately.
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center: Adventist Health Glendale is the first medical center in California to receive Comprehensive Stroke Center accreditation from DNV-GL Healthcare USA, Inc. By earning this prestigious accreditation, Adventist Health Glendale has demonstrated that it exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association.
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatric (EDAP): Our ER is an approved provider of emergency treatment for pediatric patients, as certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. To reach the emergency room, call (818) 409-8202.


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