Emergency Care

The emergency department is currently under construction. Patient care will not be affected. 

We’ve begun a major expansion project to modernize emergency services in San Luis Obispo County. The new addition will feature 18 private treatment rooms compared to the five bed ward and semi-private rooms existing today. Specialized rooms will be designated for critical care, infectious disease isolation, pediatrics and orthopedic emergencies as well as fast track beds for patients with less urgent conditions. Please note that parking will be affected during construction, and we thank you for your patience. Learn more about the expansion here

The Emergency Department at French Hospital Medical Center treats every patient as a priority, whether you’ve broken a bone, fallen off a ladder, or had a heart attack. In fact, thanks to our QuickCare, you’ll be seen in 30 minutes or less.

If You’re Experiencing A Medical Emergency, Please Call 9-1-1

Our doctors are all trained emergency medicine specialists. Our emergency room provides:

  • 24-hour on-site access to state-of-the-art digital diagnostic imaging equipment 
  • STEMI Center for heart attacks
  • Quick access to heart specialists should the need arise
  • Specialty and sub-specialty doctors
  • Board-certified doctors and registered nurses trained in adult and pediatric emergency medicine
  • On-site laboratory
  • Convenient parking for patients and visitors

QuickCare. Fast Results. 

You can't avoid life's little accidents and illnesses. But you can avoid hours of waiting in an emergency room. At French Hospital Medical Center, we treat every patient as a priority. If you need emergency care, you'll be seen within 30 minutes. 

Learn More About Our Emergency Care

To learn more about our services and how we can help, please call us at 805.542.6378 or use our online feature, Find a Doctor.