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Emergency Services

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

In the ER, minutes matters. From the moment of your arrival at the ER, our main priority is providing you with high-quality care and comfort. Whether it's a stroke, heart attack, an illness or injury, we're here for Southern California in any emergency.

Our ER is one of the designated Paramedic Base Stations in Orange County. In addition, St. Jude's ER has been designated a Cardiovascular Receiving Center and Primary Stroke Receiving Center by both Orange County and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services. We provide advanced emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in a state-of-the-art facility designed to offer privacy, comfort, and convenience. The expertise of our board certified physicians and emergency-trained nurses combined with the newest treatment options and advanced technology ensures you get the best care possible.

Arriving at the ER

When you walk into the ER, you will sign in and be assessed by an experienced triage nurse. After that, the emergency medicine physician will see you, evaluate your condition and determine the care you will need. Depending on your condition and its urgency, you may be escorted to different locations in emergency services for laboratory, X-ray or imaging, or further evaluation. Throughout this process, you will be assisted by qualified and specially trained emergency services staff.

Diagnosis and Treatment

St. Jude's ER provides emergency services for nearly 60,000 patients every year and offers Orange and Los Angeles County residents some of the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment options available in emergency medicine today, including:

  • Bedside ultrasound
  • The newest-generation CT and imaging
  • Filmless digital radiology system
  • Four fully digital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
  • Therapeutic to increase heart attack survival

Other services that St. Jude's ER provides to enhance your care and safety in an emergency situation include:

  • Board certified physicians
  • Emergency-certified nursing staff
  • Computerized physician order entry (CPOE), a key component to increasing patient safety
  • Electronic medical record system for patient safety
  • Advanced monitoring and smart pumps at every bed
  • Dedicated rapid response team for critical cases