Due to the evolving nature of COVID-19, there may be a delay in our ability to respond to your appointment request as well as a delay in actual wait times.
Let us know you're coming. Select your estimated hospital arrival time and wait at home until your scheduled arrival time.
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 and provide efficient and high-quality emergency care with state-of-the-art equipment.
If you're experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately.
Emergency Services include:
The J. Thomas McCarthy Center for Emergency Services Leavey Trauma Center is the only Level II Trauma Center in the downtown area. The Center's team of highly skilled surgeons, anesthesiologists and specialists provide critical care to patients around-the-clock. Learn more about our Trauma Services.
Quality of care matters – especially when operating one of the region's busiest ERs and trauma centers. Our Trauma Center has been recognized as having “zero deficiencies” since opening. We are one of 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.
At California Hospital Medical Center, we are skilled in treating emergencies for adults and children. If you need emergency care but you are not experiencing a life-threatening condition, make your wait more comfortable by selecting an estimated hospital arrival time online with ER Waiting Service™. Select an estimated hospital arrival time that is convenient for you and simply wait at home until that time.
The ER Waiting Service should not be used for life-threatening emergencies or children under the age of three. Call 911 immediately for more serious conditions.
Regardless of what your illness is, our doctors are here to help you find your way back to healthy, faster.
The team of ER doctors and specialists at California Hospital Medical Center are here to serve any of your medical emergencies, day and night, every day throughout the year. This is a team known for its dedication to rapid response, excellence in diagnosis and treatment, and communicating with respect and compassion. Learn More