Emergency Care in Palmdale
If you’re having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Palmdale Regional Medical Center
38600 Medical Center Drive
Palmdale, CA 93551
The Emergency Department at Palmdale Regional Medical Center is the largest ER in the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys. It plays an essential role in meeting the urgent healthcare needs of more than 70,000 Antelope Valley residents each year. In addition to providing high quality emergency medical care for serious illnesses and injuries, our staff also treats minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises.
Emergency Room or Urgent Care Center?
Learn the differences between an ER and urgent care center and know which one to choose when you need immediate care.
What to Expect When Arriving for Care
Sudden illness or injury can occur without warning, and while no one typically plans a trip to the ER, everyone should know what to expect after they arrive.
Heart Attack Care
Palmdale Regional is a Los Angeles County certified Regional Heart Attack Treatment Center, and is one of just 33 certified ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving Centers in Los Angeles County.
Palmdale Regional has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers and Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
The Emergency Department at Palmdale Regional Medical Center is the largest ER in the Antelope and Santa Clarita Valleys. It has 35 beds and features:
- A special area for patients who have non-life-threatening injuries or illnesses but who need urgent medical care
- A quick triage area for rapid assessment of each patient's medical condition
- An inner waiting area for testing
- A helipad for quick, emergency access
- Emergency care for heart attack and stroke
All patients in the Emergency Department get the benefit of receiving high quality care from a team of physicians and mid-level care providers, including Advance Practice Providers (APP), registered nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and EMTs, who work in cooperation with other in-house specialists.
Continuity of Care
Emergency patients who are admitted to the hospital will be placed on a plan of care that is managed by their primary care physicians. Our Hospitalist Program will connect patients who do not have a primary care physician with an Internal Medicine physician who will oversee their care during the hospital stay.
Access to Care
We offer treatment to every patient who enters the Emergency Department. We stabilize and treat all patients regardless of age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, insurance or lack of insurance. Our first goal is to provide you with appropriate and effective care. We do not ask for insurance information until after you have completed the triage process and our evaluation by a doctor, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
Victims of Crime
If you are the victim of a crime whose injuries require treatment in the Emergency Department, we can help. In addition to providing high quality medical care, we have a Victims of Crime project that allows ED patients in these circumstances to receive financial assistance toward the costs of their care. Ask a Financial Counselor in the Admitting Department for more information.
What to Expect in the ICU and PCU
Most people are familiar with the ICU in hospitals, however they may not be aware of all of the services offered at an ICU. They may also not be aware of what patients and their families can expect when a loved one has to be admitted to the ICU.