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Bakersfield's Health Care Resources

Learn about Dignity Health's nationally-recognized care below. You can also download a printable guide of our key services.


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Primary and Specialty Care

Our Dignity Health Medical Group–Bakersfield primary care physicians and specialists provide quality care for the entire family at every stage, from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. We are here to care for all patients throughout Kern County, providing family medicine, cardiology, general surgery, endocrinology, women’s health, and urology services. Many of our local doctors offer convenient online scheduling, virtual visits, and extended hours at our locations:

  • 3838 San Dimas St., Bakersfield
  • 9500 Stockdale Hwy., Bakersfield
  • 707 West Valley Blvd., Tehachapi

Our other Bakersfield specialty care clinics:

  • Dignity Health Surgical Specialists – Southwest, 300 Old River Rd., Ste. 200, Bakersfield
  • Dignity Health Urology Center – Southwest, 9500 Stockdale Hwy., Ste. 109, Bakersfield
  • Dignity Health Women’s Center – Southwest, 500 Old River Rd., Ste. 200, Bakersfield

Emergency Care

With three emergency care locations throughout Bakersfield—including the Robert A. Grimm Children’s Pavilion for Emergency Services, the area’s only dedicated children’s ER at Memorial Hospital—we’re here to help 24/7. We also offer Online Waiting Room* powered by InQuicker™, so you can select an estimated ER arrival time online and wait in the comfort of home until it’s time to come in.

*InQuicker should not be used for life-threatening emergencies or children under the age of three. Call 911 immediately for more serious conditions.

Heart & Vascular Care

Our board-certified cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are dedicated to helping you keep your heart strong and healthy. The Sarvanand Heart & Brain Center at Memorial Hospital provides highly-specialized care, including the latest diagnostic testing and treatment options, such as endovascular catheter-based heart valve replacement and repair, treatment for atrial fibrillation (AFib), and the latest treatment approaches to aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease.

Orthopedic Care

Our orthopedic specialists focus on joints, spine, tendons, muscles, bones, and nerves. Our hospitals offer the latest in robotic surgery, including Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery, an innovative technology that allows surgeons to create 3D models of joints and build custom-fit hip and knee replacements. Memorial Hospital also offers ExcelsiusGPS®, a robotic surgical navigation technology that enables next-level precision in minimally invasive spine surgery. Additionally, Memorial Hospital received the Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, a national distinction recognizing our commitment to safety and quality in orthopedics.


Orthopedics at Memorial Hospital


Orthopedics at Mercy Hospitals

Cancer Care

Dignity Health and Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center (CBCC) believe the best way to treat cancer is with a team of experts, the latest technology, individualized support, leading-edge clinical research, and tailored treatment options. CBCC is nationally accredited by the American College of Radiology and National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, and is also a research partner of UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center TRIO-US, providing local access to the latest clinical trials. Additionally, Mercy Hospital Downtown is home to the area’s only dedicated inpatient cancer care unit staffed with oncology-certified nurses who have specialized knowledge and expertise in caring for patients with cancer.

Women's Health & Maternity Care

Our women’s health specialists treat patients of all ages. We offer the latest diagnostic tests and treatment options, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Additionally, our award-winning birth centers at Memorial Hospital and Mercy Hospital Southwest are nationally recognized for providing outstanding care to mothers and their newborns. Our hospitals have been awarded statewide for low c-section rates and are certified Baby-Friendly hospitals, recognized for superb infant bonding and breastfeeding practices.


Maternity care at Memorial Hospital


Maternity care at Mercy Hospital Southwest

Pediatric Care

Dignity Health recognizes that children are not simply small adults—they have their own set of unique health care needs that are best addressed by pediatric specialists. The Lauren Small Children’s Center at Memorial Hospital was established in response to the growing demand for pediatric health care services in Kern County. The Center, supported by the Children’s Miracle Network®, includes a 35-bed pediatric unit, the area’s only pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), Kern County’s largest Level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and the Robert A. Grimm Children’s Pavilion for Emergency Services, the region’s only dedicated pediatric emergency department.

Neurological Care

The renowned team of neurologists at Memorial Hospital offers up-to-date expertise in a variety of conditions and disorders affecting the brain. Among conditions our specialists treat include stroke, epilepsy, vascular disease of the nervous system, and spine conditions. Additionally, Memorial Hospital earned Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center certification for advanced stroke treatment from The Joint Commission and is home to Kern County’s only neurological critical care unit. All three of our Bakersfield hospitals have also been designated as Primary Stroke Centers by The Joint Commission.


Neurological care at Memorial Hospital


Neurological care at Mercy Hospitals

Weight Loss Surgery

Mercy Hospitals’ Surgical Weight Loss Program offers a comprehensive approach to bariatric surgery. From an introductory education session and physician consultation, to nutrition counseling and weight loss surgery, all the way through post­-surgery support, our physicians and care team are with our patients every step of the way. Our program is backed by national accreditation from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (MBSAQIP), underscoring our collaborative approach to weight loss surgery and our efforts in providing our patients tools for lifelong success.

Burn Care

The S.A. Camp Companies Burn Unit at Memorial Hospital is part of the renowned Grossman Burn Center, recognized nationally for its pioneering techniques in burn care. The burn unit is the only of its kind in Kern County and includes a seven-bed inpatient burn unit, catastrophic burn care, pediatric intensive care burn services, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, as well as an outpatient clinic. All burn injuries that come in through Memorial Hospital’s ER and children’s ER are seen by burn specialists.

Robotic and Minimally Invasive Surgery

Advances in health care have led to breakthroughs in robotic and minimally invasive surgery. We are proud to offer the latest technologies and surgical procedures at our three hospital campuses that allow our patients to experience less pain and recover more quickly when compared to traditional surgery. We have invested in the da Vinci® Xi Robotic Surgery System, ExcelsiusGPS®, and Mako. The S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center located at Mercy Hospital Downtown specializes in robotic and minimally invasive surgery across multiple specialties. Our Mercy Hospitals have also received nationally-recognized Center of Excellence designations from Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) in colorectal surgery, hernia surgery, robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecology, and minimally invasive surgery.


Learn more about S.A. Camp Companies Robotic Surgical Center


Learn more about Centers of Excellence