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Emergency Department

We Provide Pediatric & Adult Care at Our Lancaster Emergency Room

Antelope Valley Medical Center’s Emergency Department (ED) has provided emergency medical treatment to children and adults for 65+ years. Open 24/7, our ED treats more than 130,000 patients annually, making this one of the busiest Emergency Departments in California.

Emergency services we offer include:

Our Team of Experts

Staffed with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who specialize in emergency and trauma care. This team includes:

  • Board-Certified Emergency Physicians
  • Emergency and Trauma Trained Nursing Staff
  • Phlebotomists
  • Radiology Technologists
  • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technologist
  • Specially trained Emergency Room Pharmacists
  • Multi-Specialty Physician Call Panel

Understanding Hospital Wait Times

Seeking emergency medical care can be a stressful experience, especially when faced with wait times. Here at Antelope Valley Medical Center, we prioritize your health and well-being, striving to provide timely and efficient care to all who walk through our doors.

Why wait times occur
Our emergency department addresses a wide range of medical needs, from minor injuries to life-threatening conditions. Our medical team work tirelessly to assess, diagnose, and treat each patient with the utmost care and attention. However, variations in patient volume, severity of cases including trauma cases can sometimes lead to longer wait times.

What you can expect
While we strive to minimize wait times whenever possible, we prioritize patients based on the severity of their condition, ensuring that those in critical need receive immediate attention. This may mean that individuals with less urgent concerns may experience longer wait times.

Tips for Managing Wait Times:

Be Patient: We understand that waiting can be frustrating, but please know that our medical team is working diligently to attend to your needs. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Stay Comfortable: Our waiting areas are designed to provide a healing and safe environment for patients. Feel free to ask our staff for assistance if you require any accommodations during your wait.

Emergency vs. Urgent Care: If you have a non-life-threatening condition, visiting an urgent care or contacting your primary care physician for assistance may be alternative options.

Your Health is Our Priority.

At Antelope Valley Medical Center, your health and well-being are our top priorities. We are committed to providing compassionate and high-quality care to every patient, regardless of wait times. Thank you for entrusting us with your medical needs, and we appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we work to serve our community.

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