If you have a life-threating emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
DHS hospitals are among the top providers of emergency and trauma services in Los Angeles County. DHS hospital emergency rooms are open 24/7 and staffed by physicians trained in Emergency Medicine. DHS also operates two pediatric emergency rooms to meet the special needs of children.
Hospital emergency rooms are often crowded and not appropriate settings for the treatment of minor illnesses that can be more quickly addressed in DHS Urgent Care settings. A list of Urgent Care Centers can be accessed from the “Services” tab on the main homepage. These facilities offer extended weekday and weekend hours.
If you need emergency services, visit one of the DHS Emergency Rooms listed below. Hospital staff will assist you with coverage and payment options at the time of your visit, and help link you with options for ongoing care within DHS.