TO HELP ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF, WE ARE CURRENTLY SCREENING ALL PATIENTS BEFORE THEY ENTER OUR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT. PLEASE VIEW THE VIDEO BELOW FOR A REVIEW OF OUR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
ONE VISITOR PER PATIENT IS PERMITED IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.
About our Posted Emergency Department Wait Time
Our average wait time is based on how busy our Emergency Department has been in the last hour and is intended to give you a general idea of how busy our Emergency Department is. We define wait time as the time it takes for a patient to see a physician. Conditions in our Emergency Department change rapidly. Based on the severity of your condition and that of others in the Emergency Department, your wait time may be longer or shorter than the wait time you see posted online.
Our Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week with access to state-of-the-art medical equipment. Designated as a Level II Trauma Center, Henry Mayo is proud to have expanded our ED facility with features including a trauma room, cardiac-monitored beds, a spacious nursing station, plus more privacy for our patients. Our ED staff has also received special training to treat pediatric patients. In addition, we are certified by and adhere to standards set by The American Heart Association for emergency cardiac care. And most of our nurses are certified in Mobile Intensive Care, trained to communicate via radio with paramedics.
Upon arrival to our Emergency Department, every patient is evaluated by
one of our trained Triage Registered Nurses. A triage assessment includes
chief complaint, vital signs, allergies, medications taken and past medical
history. Based on this assessment, patients are assigned a priority level
When is a visit to the Emergency Department warranted? According to the American College of Physicians, warnings signs include (but are not limited to):
- Sudden pain
- Sudden dizziness
- Headache or a change in vision
- Weakness or fainting
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Severe or persistent vomiting or diarrhea
- Suicidal or homicidal tendencies
Our hospital is certified as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP). We are also designated as a paramedic base station for L.A. County Paramedics. For more information, call 661.200.2000