Providing Safe Emergency Care Services During the COVID-19 Outbreak
During the current health crisis, Methodist Hospital is here to help—especially
in an emergency. If you experience signs of heart attack or stroke, such
as chest pain or severe headache, or an emergent illness, DON’T
WAIT. Call 911 or get emergency care immediately.
Don’t Delay -- Seek Care When Needed
At Methodist Hospital:
- Our ER is available 24/7/365
- We have segregated units for COVID-19 patients
- Every person entering the hospital is checked for fever
- Every person inside the hospital must wear a mask
- An abundance of Protective Equipment (PPE) is available
For more information about Coronavirus COVID-19,
Emergency Services at Methodist Hospital
Hollfelder Emergency Care Center
For emergencies dial 9-1-1 immediately. For more information, call the
main hospital line at 626-898-8000
One of the most renowned features of Methodist Hospital is our state-of-the-art,
full-service emergency department. The Hollfelder Emergency Care Center
opened its doors in 2012 thanks to the generous contributions of Tom and
Bea Hollfelder. This new facility greatly improved upon our already impressive
emergency care services, expanding the main emergency department from
16 beds to 26 beds. The facility is staffed around the clock and outfitted
with 26 private rooms and advanced technology, equipping us for virtually
Fast Acting Team, Newest Technologies
Every minute counts in an emergency, our staff knows this and has been
trained in emergency procedures so that they can make fast decisions and
quickly provide patients with the services they need. A fast acting team
means very little, however, if the technical equipment can't keep
up with them. A critical medical situation cannot wait, so we have installed
state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment in the emergency department where
imaging studies can be processed quickly and treatment administered faster.
The Emergency Department is also the entry point to our Stroke Program.
Methodist Hospital holds a
Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from independent rating agency DNV GL and is designated by Los Angeles
County Emergency Medical Services (LAC/EMS) as one of 18 comprehensive
stroke centers serving the region. This expertise allows victims of stroke,
who require immediate attention, to receive rapid care which greatly improves
the opportunity for a successful patient outcome.
Methodist Hospital is also designated by LAC/EMS as a dedicated heart attack,
or STEMI, receiving center for diagnosing and quickly treating heart attack
patients. Our highly qualified Chest Pain Team is available 24 hours a
day to evaluate and relieve chest pain quickly. Whether you are having
a heart attack or chest pain, our team is ready to perform a thorough
examination and help you make critical changes that give patients a second
chance at life.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP)
At Methodist Hospital, we know the emergency care needs of children are
different from adults. Children have a different spectrum of disease,
and their smaller bodies require specialized medical procedures and equipment
that take into account their size and age.
That’s why Methodist Hospital operates an Emergency Department Approved
for Pediatrics (EDAP) which meets specific standards established by the
L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Agency (LAC/EMS) for the care of
children age 14 and under.
As an EDAP hospital, Methodist Hospital has physicians and nurses who are
trained in both pediatric emergency medicine and pediatric advanced life
support and use pediatric-sized equipment to address children’s
unique medical needs.
In addition, when children are sick or in pain, they may not express their
concerns as easily as adults. Our Methodist Hospital emergency department
team knows from training and experience that children in need of medical
care do better when taken care of by caregivers who are trained to attend
to both a child’s physical and emotional needs.
Take a tour of our Hollfelder Emergency Care Center
If you are experiencing an emergency dial 9-1-1 immediately and request
an ambulance. For more information, please call the main hospital line