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.

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.


Jan 18, 2017, 2:26 AM
: "Jan 17 2017 Harrison hospital. 5 hour wait then left.they said had people with the flu being transported from surrounding areas. " - Hermosa

Jan 15, 2017, 4:15 AM
: "Been here since 9pm still waiting this is ridiculous service use to be fast no later than 3 hours what happened I'll do like the rest & leave too " - Ranay

Jan 12, 2017, 12:33 AM
: "My wife and I waited for 7 1/2 hours to be seen in the E.R. And TMC when we thought she had a broken arm. It was terrible but the people were very nice." - Charlie

Jan 10, 2017, 3:39 AM
: "Check in with courtesy of staff and after wait tge estimate time to do blood work of 1 hour, then at nurse check in again she estimated wait time another 1& 1/2 hours for a bed or to see a dr \r\nAfter 3 hours checked on again & the staff member Daniel at emergency reception\r\n said well you have been here for 3 hours & the longest time wait in lobby is 9 hours.\r\nAmazing how information and waiting time frame is disclosed to patient. An 86 years old \r\n with back problems & pain in addition to sickness was tricked in signing in and was trapped to do blood work then waited 3 hours based on the ER check in nurse \r\ndisclosure of time frame & after finishing all pliminary testing was pushed back to life by saying 9 hours or you can leave\r\nWould it be great if the staff said that up front & empowered the patient to make the decision if they want to proceed or not " - Amina

Jan 09, 2017, 10:32 PM
: "Me and my sister have been here since 3pm at Methodist hospital and still are waiting for ultrasound results and to be discharged. " - Jennifer

Jan 09, 2017, 5:14 PM
: "I've been here since 230 pm and was just told it will probably be at least another 5 or 6 hours with no concern to the pain I'm in . Don't come here it's bad." - Susan

Jan 07, 2017, 3:16 AM
: "I know hospitals get busy at certain times. This cannot be helped all the time but med star health franklin square hospital is outrageous. I was there the other day and while waiting for a cab to get home i spoke to 2 arriving and 3 departing patients. The arrivals left promptly when told that some people who were leaving arrived at 10 pm and werent seen by a doctor until 5 pm the following evening. This wasnt the trearment time this was17 HOURS JUST TO MEET THE DOCTOR. this is crazy. With what these places charge they could hire way more doctors and nurses. I was there once for a psych eval. They kept me 3 days for no reason. When they sued me for 11,000 i fought it in court and won. I said i stayed at a 5 star hotel on the beach in maui, all inclusive with 4 star chefs for half of that. Theyre response was you didnt see a doctor in hawaii. I said the only time i saw a doctor here was on the 3rd day and after no questions he said were letting you i recieved crappy food, an uncomfortable bed and couldnt even go pee without be monitored. All this because i drank too much and wasnt to coherent when they spoke to me. The whole thing is a scam and im damn glad i had ny day in court and they didnt prosper from this bogas treatment. Oh yea my dad lijed that hospital until he DIED THERE. When you see franklin square on the sign run like hell." - Jamie

Jan 04, 2017, 11:34 PM
: "My dr recommended I go to the er based on the information I gave her office. I arrived at approx 4:15 pm. When I was first approached, had my bracelet affixed, interviewed by nurse or registered, no one mentioned any kind of waiting time. At 7:00 I finally went to the staff to advise that I was leaving. The staff informed me that this type of wait is typical and can be as long as 7 hours before I would be released or checked in. 7 hours is bad enough, but the fact that bothered me the most was the accepting attitude of the staff. They went on to tell me I could come back when things weren't as busy and they said maybe 4:00 in the morning. This is just not acceptable. The administration needs to be considering any and all options to improve services. Frankly, our lives depend on it." - B

Jan 03, 2017, 11:05 PM
: "I have been at Franklin square hospital since 8:30 am this morning.. the wait here is 16 hr. " - mary

Jan 03, 2017, 11:05 PM
: "I have been at Franklin square hospital since 8:30 am this morning.. the wait here is 16 hr. " - mary

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