Howard Memorial

Emergency Services

Emergencies happen, please don’t delay your care

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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.


Our helipad and helicopter transport are crucial to successfully treating patients in the ER. If time is critical and you require specialized services that are offered at another facility, we’ll ensure you get the fastest possible access to the care you need. This service allows us to transport our most critical patients to the highest levels of care available in Northern California within minutes.

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

If you have an emergency, don’t wait. Go to: 1 Marcela Drive, Willits.

The Emergency Department at Adventist Health Howard Memorial is nationally accredited for providing high-level care for geriatric patients and has been awarded a 3-year accreditation from The American College of Emergency Physicians for providing high-quality, specialized care for older patients within the community.

Emergency departments earning this level have elevated the level of care seniors receive by having the necessary expertise, equipment, and staff to provide excellent care to older patients aged 65 and older.