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

Jun 29, 2016, 6:45 PM
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center: "We took my dad to West Hills to the E.R. because he was having trouble with his heart. He had a pace maker that I said was on a list for replacement to the staff and that it needed to be looked at. My dad was a retired M.D. and even he would not believe the treatment he received. He was confined to a wheel chair. The man who put him in the bed basically threw him onto it. He hit his head on the back board. The doc spent about 2 minutes with him and left for the day new once did he look into the pace maker or test it. After about 5 hrs they said that he was fine.......My dad died less than 24 Hrs later and it was due to a lack of diagnostic care. If my dad specifically said do not sue this hospital. (he used to work there in the 70s) We would sue them into the ground!" - WEST

Jun 21, 2016, 1:04 AM
Encino Hospital Medical Center: "ENCINO HOSPITAL If you find yourself in this hospital for any reason - run. My wife had a knot in her intestine that required immediate surgery. She was in the 10th degree of pain. we begged and pleaded for the surgery (which we found would be done by a rent-a-doctor). There are no doctors at this hospital except the liar that runs the place. After 6 days of incredible pain (the pain medications would only work for a short period of time), and a padding of the bill with every kind of test and x-ray five or six times a day, finally the surgery was set after another 2 day wait. The surgeon apparently could not read the plethora of x-rays that were taken and cut 5 places in her abdomen searching about for the problem. When we got the hospital reports the liar-in-charge wrote that we had declined immediate surgery. We reported them to our insurance company who made an investigation into the claims that resulted in our favor. After it was all over we realized how incredibly lucky we were that my wife lived through this." - Terry

Jun 03, 2016, 5:26 PM
Beverly Hospital: " Worst experience of my life I had surgery me 24th as soon as I was out of surgery being that I had my uterus taken out I was in excruciating pain it took a long time for them to come and give me my pain medication I was promised that the following day I nursed would help me get up and walk it never happened the nurse did not come once the night before to check my vitals my IV popped out I literally took it out call the nurse she didn't come for an hour and a half and said oh that's OK and after that I needed to use the restroom and she said she would help me again she didn't come for two hours and wasn't even able to help me get out of bed I couldn't move I was in so much pain so I said forget it bring me a bedpan she did not even know how to use it I was promised that I was going to be walked that never happens well I asked for a warm blanket to cover my wound so I could feel better to an a half hours later she came because I had to call her about five times and my family members had to go collar while she was chatting with the other nurses there was nothing that they were doing I am so traumatized by this hospital I wanted to shower they said they were going to help move they basically do the towels at me and told me to go down the hall to the right mind you this is the second day of surgery and I received no assistant by the nurse she left I needed her help she didn't come luckily my mom came looking for me and found me and she's the one that tried to help me and she even cried because she was so overwhelmed that she thought I was safe there and if he would've known she would've been there sooner I don't even want to hear the name Beverly Hospital or see it or ever talk about what happened to me" - Erika

Jun 03, 2016, 5:26 PM
Beverly Hospital: " Worst experience of my life I had surgery me 24th as soon as I was out of surgery being that I had my uterus taken out I was in excruciating pain it took a long time for them to come and give me my pain medication I was promised that the following day I nursed would help me get up and walk it never happened the nurse did not come once the night before to check my vitals my IV popped out I literally took it out call the nurse she didn't come for an hour and a half and said oh that's OK and after that I needed to use the restroom and she said she would help me again she didn't come for two hours and wasn't even able to help me get out of bed I couldn't move I was in so much pain so I said forget it bring me a bedpan she did not even know how to use it I was promised that I was going to be walked that never happens well I asked for a warm blanket to cover my wound so I could feel better to an a half hours later she came because I had to call her about five times and my family members had to go collar while she was chatting with the other nurses there was nothing that they were doing I am so traumatized by this hospital I wanted to shower they said they were going to help move they basically do the towels at me and told me to go down the hall to the right mind you this is the second day of surgery and I received no assistant by the nurse she left I needed her help she didn't come luckily my mom came looking for me and found me and she's the one that tried to help me and she even cried because she was so overwhelmed that she thought I was safe there and if he would've known she would've been there sooner I don't even want to hear the name Beverly Hospital or see it or ever talk about what happened to me" - Erika

May 19, 2016, 8:36 PM
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center: "They have they worse ER ever!! My daughter had to wait 5 hours just to have her stitches done. And they every time I ask how long it would be the nurses told me their are 4 people ahead of us. Next time I am taking my kids to chino hospital. " - Vivian

May 04, 2016, 1:46 AM
: "I went to Providence Holly Cross on May 1, 2016 having severe neck pain radiating to my right arm after accident, feeling dizzy , having unusually high blood pressure and rapid hear beat, The nurses can not care less and the Asian ER doctor spent less than 2 minutes to take few words of history and I gave him my 3 days earlier ER visit to Encino Hospital medical record as well as my pain management doctor who prescribed me strong pain meds. The physician told me he will get in contact with my pain managment physician on Sunday?!! I requested MRI of my spine, they refused and the charge nurse was nasty. I am a surgeon and physician myself, I told them I am leaving the hospital after 15 minutes of horrible nursing and doctors in that ER. I went to Cedars Sinai which I requested from 911 to take me there first but they refused.I took Uber and went to Cedars.At Cedars, I was treated very quickly, got CT scan, Doppler ultrasound and chest x-ray, excellent ER physician Dr Hallert and superb nurse Denise. I cannot express enough gratitude. I would advise any patient in California never to go to Providence Holly Cross Ever, unless you have a death wish!! And you like insufferable nurses and ER physician. Definitely Cedars Sinai is the best hospital on the west coast. I have been to UCLA, USC, Northridge hospital among others in LA and all are below average with exception of Cedars. The hospitals in northeast like Mass General, Johns Hopkins are much better than anyone here. The only hospitals I would consider go to in California is Cedars Sinai or UCSF." - Ehab

May 03, 2016, 4:25 AM
: "My freaking God! I am sitting at Pomerado ER right now. It has been 3 hours and we STILL haven't seen a doctor." - ERIrritated

Mar 18, 2016, 2:52 PM
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - West La: "Horrendous hospital!!! My almost life and death ER experience there. Besides the fact this hospital caused my heart attach due to medical malpractice , I actually had a heart attack in 2007 no thanks to their horrific endocrinologist there destroying my thyroid. Anyways, here's my experience in their ER. One night I had severe chest pains, and somehow was able to drive to the ER at West LA Kaiser. I went in, and the dipshit clerk at the ER told me to sit down in the waiting room!!! After about 30 minutes of this dipshit male nurse or whatever the hell he was did nothing, I decided fuck this and went into the ER room screaming in pain!!! Thank god there was a temp Dr from UCLA stationed there, he checked on me and screamed at the nurses and staff "what are you people doing here, get this man into ER NOW!!!" And if it wasnt for that UCLA Dr, I would be dead right now." - Neal

Jan 10, 2016, 8:29 AM
: "White memorial Hospital, been here for five hours and still haven't seen anybody. The waiting room is practically empty" - Cj

Nov 03, 2015, 1:17 PM
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Campus: "John Muir almost killed my husband. Insentive, uncaring and unprofessional staff that are clueless when it comes to dealing with Iatrophobic patients." - Bijoux



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