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Emergency Care

If You're Experiencing a Medical Emergency, Call 9-1-1

Dignity Health Central Coast - Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center, and Marian Regional Medical Center - provide top-quality emergency care when you need it most.

Our state-of-the-art emergency departments feature the latest technologies and are staffed by doctors and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine. We care for patients in private exam rooms and offer comfortable accommodations for those who are waiting for a loved one under our care.

Whether it’s a serious injury or a life-threatening illness, our team is ready to safely care for you, anytime day or night. 

When to Seek Emergency Care

  • Burns 
  • Chest pain or intense abdominal pain 
  • Drug or chemical poisoning 
  • Excessive bleeding 
  • Exposure injuries threatening to life or limb 
  • Extreme lacerations 
  • Fractures or other trauma 
  • Loss of consciousness, severe weakness, or confusion 
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Seizures

Primary Stroke Centers

Dignity Health Central Coast hospitals are all designated Primary Stroke Centers, a distinction recognizing facilities that follow the best practices for stroke care. The facilities also provide integrated services in stroke diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. 

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of disability. But fast treatment can reduce or even prevent disability. Remember, with stroke, time is essential. When you or someone you love is having a stroke, every minute counts.

The signs and symptoms of a stroke are: 

  • NUMBNESS or WEAKNESS weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech
  • TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes
  • TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause

Learn More

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