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Emergency Care

WE’RE OPEN! As part of French Hospital Medical Center’s Beyond Health movement to redefine health care on the Central Coast, we are proud to announce the highly anticipated opening of the new Oppenheimer Family Center for Emergency Medicine.

The new facility was designed for a high volume of emergency patients with a very strong commitment to comfort, efficiency, holistic healing, and privacy. It was carefully designed with patient comfort and safety in mind utilizing best-in-class modalities and technologies. At the forefront of cutting-edge emergency medicine, the new building features 18 private treatment rooms compared to the five bed ward and semi-private rooms that previously existed. Specialized rooms are designated for critical care, geriatric patients, trauma, infectious disease isolation, pediatrics, and orthopedic emergencies, as well as fast-track beds for patients with less urgent conditions. It also features specialized exam accommodations for patients experiencing behavioral health related issues.

In addition to the much needed emergency expansion, French Hospital is going beyond with a momentous transformation of its hospital campus. 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.