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Emergency Medicine & Trauma Services

The J. Thomas McCarthy Center for Emergency Services at California Hospital is the only full service emergency room (ER) in Downtown Los Angeles. Open 24/7, we serve more than 85,000 patients each year. Our goal is to provide the efficient and high-quality emergency care.

If you're experiencing a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.


Trauma Care
Our Level II trauma center, Leavey Trauma Center, has a highly skilled team of trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists and specialists available to provide care to critically injured or ill patients around-the-clock. Onsite MRI and CT services ensure results in seconds, not minutes. Our high tech surgical intensive care unit features beds that can automatically turn patients.

Quality of care matters – especially when operating one of the area’s busiest ERs and trauma centers. Our Trauma Center has been recognized as having “zero deficiencies” since opening – making us among the few hospitals nationwide to receive this distinction from the American College of Surgeons. We are also Joint Commission certified as a Primary Stroke Center.

InQuicker Online Emergency Room Waiting Service
We offer InQuicker, an Online Waiting Service™ which enables emergency department patients to check-in for projected treatment times and wait at home instead of the waiting room until their time to be seen. InQuicker is designed to improve patient satisfaction and convenience by allowing patients the ability to access ER care more efficiently and comfortably. The Online Waiting Service™ is only intended for use by individuals who are seeking care at the ER or urgent care center and do not have life-threatening or debilitating medical complaints. Those indicating a life-threatening or debilitating medical condition will be prompted to dial 911 or go immediately to the nearest ER. To learn more, click here .

Pediatric Emergency Care
Not all ERs are qualified to handle the needs of children. Our ER team specializes in rapid diagnosis and consistent care for our youngest patients. From our “Ouchless” program that painlessly administers their medications, to our cutting-edge Pediatric Emergency Medicine Software (PEMSoft), kids are in good hands with our team. We are licensed by Los Angeles as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAPs). We are also certified as a “Kid-Qualified” ER by Valley Emergency Physician Group.

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California Hospital Medical Center
1401 South Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 748-2411