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ER Wait Times in Los Angeles County Hospitals

Average wait times at hospital in Los Angeles 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.

Hospital - Share Your ExperienceCity
Total Wait Times
West Hills Hospital & Medical Center
West Hills 1h 39m
Sherman Oaks Hospital
Sherman Oaks 1h 42m
San Dimas Community Hospital
San Dimas 2h 6m
Saint John's Health Center
Santa Monica 2h 8m
Encino Hospital Medical Center
Encino 2h 20m
Santa Monica - Ucla Med Ctr & Orthopaedic Hospital
Santa Monica 2h 28m
San Gabriel Valley Medical Center
San Gabriel 2h 31m
Los Angeles Community Hospital
Los Angeles 2h 37m
Downey Regional Medical Center
Downey 2h 42m
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Tarzana 2h 43m
Bellflower Medical Center
Bellflower 2h 43m
St Mary Medical Center
Long Beach 2h 45m
Tri-City Regional Medical Center
Hawaiian Gardens 2h 45m
Garfield Medical Center
Monterey Park 2h 47m
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Glendale 2h 49m
Olympia Medical Center
Los Angeles 2h 50m
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Mission Hills 2h 51m
Verdugo Hills Hospital
Glendale 2h 53m
Lakewood Regional Medical Center
Lakewood 2h 54m
Coast Plaza Hospital
Norwalk 2h 56m
Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles 2h 58m
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Van Nuys 2h 58m
Mission Community Hospital - Panorama
Panorama City 2h 59m
Saint Vincent Medical Center
Los Angeles 3h 2m
Methodist Hospital Of Southern Ca
Arcadia 3h 4m
Whittier Hospital Medical Center
Whittier 3h 7m
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Northridge 3h 10m
Alhambra Hospital Medical Center
Alhambra 3h 10m
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Whittier 3h 15m
Glendale Mem Hospital & Hlth Center
Glendale 3h 16m
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Ctr
Burbank 3h 18m
Marina Del Rey Hospital
Marina Del Rey 3h 20m
East Valley Hospital Medical Center
Glendora 3h 20m
Centinela Hospital Medical Center
Inglewood 3h 24m
Monterey Park Hospital
Monterey Park 3h 25m
Providence Little Co Of Mary Med Ctr San Pedro
San Pedro 3h 26m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Panorama City
Panorama City 3h 27m
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Valencia 3h 30m
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles 3h 32m
Pacific Hospital Of Long Beach
Long Beach 3h 35m
Palmdale Regional Medical Center
Palmdale 3h 37m
Community Hospital Of Long Beach
Long Beach 3h 38m
Beverly Hospital
Montebello 3h 42m
Foothill Presbyterian Hospital
Glendora 3h 46m
White Memorial Medical Center
Los Angeles 3h 46m
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Torrance 3h 49m
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center
Los Angeles 3h 52m
Memorial Hospital Of Gardena
Gardena 3h 59m
Providence Little Company Of Mary Med Ctr Torrance
Torrance 4h 2m
California Hospital Medical Center La
Los Angeles 4h 6m
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena 4h 12m
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Pomona 4h 14m
Citrus Valley Medical Center-Ic Campus
Covina 4h 14m
Ronald Reagan Ucla Medical Center
Los Angeles 4h 22m
Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
Long Beach 4h 27m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - South Bay
Harbor City 4h 28m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Downey
Downey 4h 37m
Antelope Valley Hospital Med Center
Lancaster 4h 39m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Woodland Hills
Woodland Hills 4h 41m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Baldwin Park
Baldwin Park 4h 44m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Los Angeles
Los Angeles 5h 3m
Saint Francis Medical Center
Lynwood 5h 20m
Kaiser Foundation Hospital - West La
Los Angeles 5h 34m
Lac/Olive View-Ucla Medical Center
Sylmar 6h 37m
Lac/Harbor-Ucla Med Center
Torrance 7h 40m
Community Hospital Of Huntington Park
Huntington Park N/A
Hollywood Community Hospital Of Hollywood
Hollywood N/A
Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley
Sun Valley -1h -7m
East Los Angeles Doctors Hospital
Los Angeles N/A
Brotman Medical Center
Culver City N/A
Catalina Island Medical Center
Avalon N/A
Children's Hosp Of Los Angeles
Los Angeles N/A
Miller Children's Hospital
Long Beach N/A

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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 361 minute wait difference between the fastest ER in Los Angeles and the slowest.


Stories



Nov 17, 2020, 9:06 AM
: "Went to Bayfront St. Petersburg emergency room based on instructions from my doctor .
Arrived there at 4:30 pm.
At 9:00 pm still had not been seen (4 1/2 hours!!) AND there were only 3-4 people in the waiting room the whole time.
Finally after asking several times the status of when I would be seen and being told they had no idea, I left.
Very very upset. And this was an emergency room!
Will never NEVER go back there again.
Strongly recommend to go anywhere else but do NOT go to Bayfront St. Petersburg emergency room!!!!!!!!!
"
- Gary

Nov 13, 2020, 6:00 PM
: "I've been to the ER more times than I can count, and I have never EVER waited that long. IDK where these stats come from, but I'm in the back within 10 minutes max every single time" - Brian

Nov 09, 2020, 7:22 PM
: "Every time I've been to Upper Chesapeake I've spent atleast 6 hours in the waiting room before being brought back. Another 2 hours to be seen by a doctor. That's why now I take the extra 30 minute drive and go to Harford Memorial where I'm seen within the hour. Upper Chesapeake needs to do better. " - Jessica

Nov 04, 2020, 5:04 PM
: "
To whom it may concern,

I went into the ER On November 4,2020. The huge waiting area had 10 people in the small area by the brick wall, to contain people, who were not 6 feet apart. And 2 people in the larger area. My thoughts are why are they not give people the choice to sit in their car and take their phone number or get those little light buzzers at restaurants. If your "trying to stop the spread" needless to say I left. I probably only have bronchitis but my Dr.'s office sent me to the ER.
PLEASE consider changing this. Let's do better.

Sincerely,

Stella Iams.

Trying to do my part. "
- Stella

Nov 01, 2020, 11:46 PM
: "Umc the worst emergency rooom in Lubbock . Rude desk and check-in personal. Wait time 9 hours wait and still haven’t been called back . There is a reason there answering phones and checking people in , but have more respect for the ones who keep ur hospital open . Now for the doctors , and the staff after u go back to the room ???? good . Thankful for them they answer all question and are very nice and understanding " - Miller

Nov 01, 2020, 11:45 PM
: "Umc the worst emergency rooom in Lubbock . Rude desk and check-in personal. Wait time 9 hours wait and still haven’t been called back . There is a reason there answering phones and checking people in , but have more respect for the ones who keep ur hospital open . Now for the doctors , and the staff after u go back to the room ???? good . Thankful for them they answer all question and are very nice and understanding " - Miller

Oct 20, 2020, 3:23 PM
: "A week ago a friend went to Trinity Sherman campus ER. He was there for 6 hours.

Last night my daughter had to go to the emergency room, same campus on Sherman. She got there at 5 pm. She never even got put in a room until after 9 pm. She finally left the hospital at 11:30 p.m. She said there was loud laughter and singing going on in the back and when anyone would go up to ask why there was such a delay they were treated rudely. This is unacceptable and horrible. She said people were talking and said they had been there since 3 pm and as of 7 pm hadn't been seen. This is only option in Muskegon now for an emergency room Sad."
- Ann

Oct 15, 2020, 10:48 PM
: "Checked into the emergency room at Ascension St. Vincent’s On South Emerson Avenue, Indianapolis @10:10 triage nurse came out and took me back. Told me have a seat and explained I pulled something. In my side muscle or rib, she said “you were sitting in the waiting room”, actually no I wasn’t my granddaughter was sitting. If I could sit or lay down I wouldn’t even wasted my time coming here. She was so rude, said there was 9 patients ahead of me and they would get to me sometime later tonight. I would t recommend this hospital for nothing. She stated she only had the covid room and I’m not putting you in there, that’s good because I’m not going in there. I realize all these doctors and nurses are stressed out but do t take it out on me, I did t cause you to work all these hours because of covid. Have some compassion for those in pain. " - D

Oct 14, 2020, 9:17 AM
: "I have been here since 2 am in the ER waiting room with a family member. No one has even came to check on him. They just keep telling me soon well what do you consider soon? It's been over 4 hours and I am not pleased. There are still people in front of us waiting to be seen. Does nobody work here? Worst experience ever. " - Amanda

Oct 13, 2020, 12:54 AM
: "Had major neck surgery on September 24 at a Hoag outpatient facility that decided to discharge me hours too soon and ended up at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach at 6pm. The experience was a nightmare. No social distancing rules being followed EXCEPT that I wasn’t allowed my husband in with me despite being in agony from the surgery and unable even to sit up straight. Was told it would be at least a five hour wait - told to go and “wiggle myself” into a tiny two seater couch and lie down even with brand new titanium in my neck. No one seemed to care. Eventually when I refused to allow them to quell my wheelchair into a corner to be forgotten about in the COVID craziness of the ER lobby a wonderful nurse took compassion on me and went to find a recliner chair then got me into the overflow in radiology. That’s where patients were being put becaise there was no room, but they didn’t have the staff to take care of patients back there! Apparently the hospital was full and despite my doctor wanting to admit me it was impossible. Eventually at midnight I was put into an ER room as an admission. Apparently 23 out of the 50 ER rooms were being used for admissions causing even further backups. Staff were being called in from other departments to help - I ended up with an ICU nurse who was trying to help the chaos.

I have a friend who went through an almost identical situation at UCI in Irvine the day before. I do not know why no one is talking about the. HASs in our emergency rooms right now. It is unconscionable! Lives are going to be lost. People are already suffering unacceptably from pain and other conditions that are being ignored. Something has to be done but that’s impossible when it’s being hidden! How can we get the word out about what is really happening in our emergency rooms right now?!

#hoag #hoaghospital #erchaos #patientlives"
- Susannah

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