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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.


Sep 22, 2021, 10:43 PM
: "My Daughter's been in the emergency room at St Joseph hospital since 730 am. ER doctors said appendix inflammation shown on the CT, possibly surgery to remove... overwhelmed with the patient intake has the staff forgetting the patient still there. Horrible experience. She's a corandelet employee. Admittance was also scheduled at 100 pm. Still sitting on a chair with severe pain.. Said staff could monitor her if given pain meds, because of the overwhelmed patient intake. Making their priorities on patients in need has been put aside because of lake of staff.. Understand the Covid-19 burn out and overwhelming cases. But patient in need are sitting in chairs waiting for possibly critical surgery being held up. Horrible times in the medical field. But lack of staff and urgency to treat patients in need has to be blamed on the hospital president and staff assisting him or her." - Richard

Sep 21, 2021, 3:26 AM
: "Took my 10mnth old grandbaby to Rush Oak Park for trouble breathing, vomiting, and coughing. Was triaged and haven't been seen since. Only 3 people have been taken in back after 5 hours. A lady with an even younger baby with asthma still hasnt been seen and they were here before us." - Dani

Sep 21, 2021, 12:48 AM
: "My 80 year old father fell & hit his head and we have been sitting in the Rockdake hospital emergency room for OVER 14 hours. We live nearby but we were told that if we leave to go home and rest that we lose our place in line and must start over when we return. And they are very disorganized. They called him back for blood work while he was already back in CT scan. They couldn't find him for a while. Now we can't leave until he sees a doctor but he's been sitting in a wheel chair for 14 hours and he's exhausted and in pain from the chair. You don't treat our elderly like this! " - Amanda

Sep 20, 2021, 6:10 PM
: "St. Vincent’s W 86th St., is a NIGHTMARE. This is one ER that should be closed permanently! We have been waiting nearly 4 hours, and feels like no one cares, they absolutely do not. St. Vincent’s “Asension” get it together if you cannot take care of the patients your lock the door. Stop accepting people, let them go to a hospital who can attend to them. No words. " - M.

Sep 20, 2021, 4:09 PM
: "I agree with the person who said the ER wait time is the worst i have ever come across. This is a MESS, I have been waiting 5 hrs ago!!! Id like to leave but I need a diagnosis & some relief. I've been in many ER's with my husband & have never waited this long. They need a new system!!" - Jeanine

Sep 17, 2021, 10:33 PM
: "My dad went to the emergency for dizziness and blackouts over the weekend. He stayed for 4 hours and his doctor discovered he had a bladder infection and gave him an antibiotic and wrote a prescription to get it filled. On Wednesday I picked up his prescription to find out the nurse had wrote the wrong prescription and for my dad to get the right prescription he has to come back to emergency and get more blood test taken again. All I can say to that nurse "pay attention"" - Kathleen

Sep 09, 2021, 10:13 PM
: "Went to Peninsula Regional 9/9/21 with suspected COVID-19. I am 2x vaxed so was a low priority. Got triaged fairly fast, but gave up after waiting for 6hrs to see a doc. The ER was swamped and had no beds available. Patient tempers were on display. More seriously ill patients were piled up waiting. Ended up going to a local walk-in clinic, got a PCR test, but never saw a doctor. Staff was trying their best and doing a pretty good job. Impatient/demanding patients were the main problem.

PRMC (Tidal) is a well-run place - just overwhelmed."
- Robert

Sep 09, 2021, 9:52 PM
: "Been waiting for 8 hours in er sweetwater and ambulance after ambulance keeps bringing them in." - Shell

Sep 09, 2021, 9:52 PM
: "Been waiting for 8 hours in er sweetwater and ambulance after ambulance keeps bringing them in." - Shell

Sep 09, 2021, 9:52 PM
: "Been waiting for 8 hours in er sweetwater and ambulance after ambulance keeps bringing them in." - Shell

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