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Stroke Care


If you or someone you love is having a stroke, immediate care is critical. St. Mary Medical Center Long Beach is an Advanced Primary Stroke Center for Los Angeles County with skilled neurologists, neurosurgeons and staff trained to treat people with neurologic changes from acute onset through the recovery phase.

Know the symptoms

If you see or have one or more of these symptoms, act fast.

  • Sudden weakness of face, arm or leg
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking
  • Sudden trouble walking or dizziness
  • Sudden severe headache without cause
  • Sudden trouble with vision in one or both eyes

Only a health provider can determine a stroke.If you feel any symptoms or notice symptoms in a loved one, call 9-1-1 immediately.

St. Mary Medical Center's stroke program offers patients an extensive continuum of care, from exceptional Emergency Department care to in-house acute rehabilitation.

For more information, please read our Stroke Awareness Guide.

St. Mary Medical Center is certified by The Joint Commission as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has earned the 2014 Healthgrades Stroke Care Excellence Award, ranking in the top 10 percent nationwide for stroke management and care.

Learn More About Stroke Care At St. Mary Medical Center

For more information, please call 562.491.9000. To find a physician, please call 562.491.4895 or use our search tool to Find a Doctor.