ER Wait Times in Riverside County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Riverside County show the time patients can expect to spend. Actual wait times will depend on many factors, such as severity of the injury, time of day, and staffing. Patients are quickly evaluated as part of a triage process, so the most severe cases can be treated first. Depending on the hospital, this initial wait can run from a few minutes to over an hour. The times below also include wait times for initial treatment, since there can be many delays after the triage process. Choose an ER with a shorter wait time to get seen more quickly.

HospitalCity
Total Wait Times
Palo Verde HospitalBlythe 1h 48m
San Gorgonio Memorial HospitalBanning 2h 34m
Riverside Community HospitalRiverside 2h 44m
Eisenhower Medical CenterRancho Mirage 2h 56m
Desert Regional Medical CenterPalm Springs 3h 22m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital, RiversideRiverside 3h 33m
Parkview Community Hospital Medical CenterRiverside 3h 39m
Menifee Valley Medical CenterSun City 3h 50m
Southwest Healthcare SystemMurrieta 4h 6m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Moreno ValleyMoreno Valley 4h 8m
Hemet Valley Medical CenterHemet 4h 19m
Corona Regional Medical CenterCorona 4h 25m
John F Kennedy Memorial HospitalIndio 4h 45m
Riverside County Regional Medical CenterMoreno Valley 5h 10m

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These are the average time from entering the ER to being admitted to the hospital by a doctor. In a busy ER, patients will be seen by a triage nurse first. Then the wait time will vary by severity, and how busy the ER is at the time of day. Patients with less serious problems could have substantially longer waits.

There is a 202 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Riverside and the slowest.


Stories

May 09, 2015, 2:07 PM
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center: "While their E.R. is great, Holy Cross came very close to killing my wife!!! They do not have a liver specialist on staff and half of her medical team didn't even know there are liver specialists (hepatologists). Two separate "doctors" entered my wife's ICU room and stated openly "she's going to die" and "she has maybe a few hours or a few days". I fired them both and got my wife transferred to Cedars-Sinai where they immediately discovered the portal vein to her liver was blocked. My wife laid in the Holy Cross ICU for 19 days and their medical team just pumped her full of chemicals. In less than 24 hours, my wife is now recovering. STAY AWAY FROM PROVIDENCE HOLY CROSS! Their administration and physicians won't even return your calls." - Bill

Apr 24, 2015, 8:18 AM
: "Olive view medical center emergency in Los Angeles , California, is the worse hospital I've ever been to, ever. If you value your life, the life of your family and loved ones then please do not go to this hospital, because they will let you die.." - sasha

Feb 24, 2015, 1:38 PM
Providence Tarzana Medical Center: "This is for 2/23/2015--This is only my second yelp review. I only write if I feel it is the most horrible of all experiences. I went to Providence Tarzana emergency room through ambulance. My right shoulder was either completely dislocated or partially. I have a very very high tolerance for pain but this shoulder dislocation was on a level that I haven't experienced before. Usually it pops back in the socket. Not this time. I was screaming. It hurt so bad. I was at the gym when it happened and the ambulance came. I thought the paramedics could put it back in the socket but they said a doctor had too. They asked me which hospital I wanted to go too. I said Providence Tarzana. They said we were closer to Kaiser but I wanted Providence and I thought it would be best because I had been there before for a surgery with a great experience.\r\n\r\nNever ever again will I go here!!!!!!!\r\n\r\nUpon arriving, I was sitting on the stretcher in the entrance way as they checked me in for 20 agonizing minutes. Every time my shoulder would have a spasm, I screamed because it hurt. I was begging for a doctor. Finally, I was taken to a room where this man nurse came in and said sarcastically and uncompassionately, I had to stop screaming because their were other patients besides me. I was so hurt from that. I felt like they thought my pain wasn't real in their eyes. I tried to hold it in with moaning and tears. Then a woman nurse came and her personality wasn't that better than the last guy. She gave me pain medicine and IV. \r\n\r\nI began to feel drowsy and nauseated. I begged for the doctor, no one seemed to care. My arm kept having spasms that I wanted to scream but I kept it inside. A male doctor arrived and began asking questions. I begged him to put it back in the socket. He said he needed an x-ray first. Then he said, if I keep moving or doing this or that it will keep hurting. My arm was having spasms on it's own. It wasn't my fault. He left and another lady came in to collect insurance because we know that is the most important thing. I had to sign papers with my left hand, groggy, but that's fine, as long as they are paid.\r\n\r\nFinally, I went in for x-rays. Their was a woman and a man that didn't seem to know what they were doing. But I was groggy from the medicine, so I allowed them, the professionals, to do what they were supposed to do. They took x-rays. As the lady was moving me around for x-ray, my shoulder, THANK GOD, popped back inside. I was so happy. I was taken back to my room. I waited another 20 minutes, no doctor, then the x-ray lady came in and said she had to take another x-ray. Why???? Well, when I get their I see that she is positioning me to take an x-ray of my right arm. I asked them if they did the wrong shoulder last time. The guy there said no, and that they have to x-ray both shoulders to compare. Something didn't seem right. I went back to the room and sat there for 30 minutes. Finally the woman nurse came in and said, are you ready to be discharged. I said, I haven't seen the doctor. She said, oh I will get him. I also told her that I was very nauseated and asked for water. She said no water if I am nauseated. But she offered no other advice. 10 minutes later, the doctor comes, by then my husband has arrived and already upset at how the woman nurse seem to be rude. The doctor said, WHY DID I TELL THE X-RAY TECH TO X-RAY MY LEFT SHOULDER? Are you kidding me? It's my fault that they x-rayed the wrong shoulder. The doctor said that he put in his report to x-ray the right shoulder and I convinced the techs to x-ray the left one. WTF!!! My right arm was in a sling position the entire time while in the x-ray room. Anyone with common sense would know to x-ray the shoulder with the right arm like that. He really thought I orchestrated the x-ray professional staff while in excruciating pain. He actually blamed me for doing the wrong x-ray. And those x-ray techs LIED, like it was my fault to cover their own asses. \r\n\r\nI left there feeling like I was treated like an object. Animals get treated better than how I was treated. They seemed to have lost compassion and humanity to help people. Why are they in these help positions with so much rudeness. My husband and I left mad. I was more hurt than mad. I really have to conceal and Camouflage my pain in an hospital emergency room. Really? We weren't even out of the parking lot when I had to have my husband pull over for me to vomit two times. I refused to go back to see if I had a problem with the medication, concerned that they wouldn't even care. I am also thinking they gave me more medicine that I should to shut up my screaming.\r\n\r\nIt's now 6 hours later and I am still nauseated and vomiting. I will never go to this hospital again. It's so sad because this is the hospital I told my husband that I wanted to have our babies at because we are trying to conceive. Never. I will never come back.\r\n" - Tamara

Feb 14, 2015, 4:34 AM
: "I am at Scripps hospital in Hilcrest San Diego going on my 7 hour of waiting in their ER and yet to be seenð¡" - Almaz

Feb 13, 2015, 11:49 PM
Corona Regional Medical Center: "Spent more than 6 hours waiting in ER, Migraine that took me out hard and fast. Nurses were rude, non compassionate, arguing and denied Drs orders. Dr was the kindest, gentlest man I've had the pleasure of meeting, When I finally got to him. By the way, there were at least 4 empty beds/chairs in ER just that I could see, and we were all still waiting for 7 hours or more to get to the Dr. Never used to be like that. I was shocked. I'm not going back there, very very ugly bed side image on the front lines. But the Doc was awesome." - MIGRAINE

Jan 30, 2015, 11:22 PM
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center: "Arrived with chest pain at 1pm. Asked several times throughout the day where I was at on the list to be seen and was told I just had to wait, as patients are seen by severity. Finally at 8:30 I told the nurse I had yet to be seen and my chest pain was still pretty bad. He said, well you've already been seen and discharged. Not true, I've been sitting in your waiting room for 7 hours. I broke down as I couldn't believe they discharged me without even seeing me. Once they realized their mistake they attended me pretty quickly and my nurse was great. I just wish they'd get their act together and not lose or forget about patients." - Kristen

Jan 02, 2015, 8:42 PM
Community Hospital Of Long Beach: "My 79 year old Mother was admitted the week before Christmas with fluid in her lung. The nursing staff was fine and the physical care she received from the doctor who got her case was ok but I think the way the doctor talked to my Mother was inappropriate and cruel.\r\n\r\nAfter the fluid was drained from my Mom's lung a CT scan showed a small mass in her lung. Before ANY test results had come back to indicate what the mass might be this doctor was scaring my Mom with talk of cancer. The doctor told my Mom it was "most likely malignant and if that was the case there was nothing they could do for her, they would send her home for as much time as she has left". The doctor told my Mom to "go home and enjoy her last Christmas with her family". WTF Doctor?!?!\r\n\r\nFirst of all we don't know if it's cancer or not yet, that doctor is not an oncologist so if it turns out to be cancer how does that doctor know what her treatment options might be, and for Christ's sake why would you say "last Christmas" to a patient who is already scared of what her diagnosis might be? That is cruel, plain & simple. \r\n\r\nI'm sure the doctor was giving her honest opinion about what might happen but really, she could have kept all of that to herself and still have been honest. Honest would have been "We have no test results yet so go home and rest and enjoy Christmas with your family". That's all. \r\n\r\nI work in healthcare, I know not every doctor is sensitive to patient's feelings. But I also know you don't diagnose a patient without test results and you sure as hell don't tell a patient they are going home to have a "last holiday" when you are just their ER doctor!! Doctors aren't gods (although some of them think they are) and the best they can do is give you their best educated guess based on their education & experience. But do us all a favor Doctors and treat and talk to your patient the way you would want your own family member to be treated and talked to. " - M

Dec 29, 2014, 1:37 AM
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center: "The worst hospital in san diego do not go to this hospital the staff will let you die in the waiting room its been 4 1\\2 hours and im still in the waiting room waiting. The worst by far " - crissy



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