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For life-threatening emergencies call 9-1-1

Let us know you’re coming. Select your emergency room arrival time and wait at home until your time to be seen.

At Huntington Beach Hospital ‘s, we strive to make it easier for you to handle life’s unexpected events. This service is just one more way that we are transforming the healthcare experience.

Emergency Services

ER (Emergency Room)

An emergency room visit can be a stressful time. The staff at Huntington Beach Hospital cares about each patient and is dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to all.

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Our emergency department is designed to care for patients with acute medical problems who cannot wait to be seen by a private physician.

Our mission is to provide appropriate treatment for all patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To accomplish this, specially trained doctors and nurses are available at all times.

If you have any questions once you are home, please feel free to contact the Emergency Department at 714-843-5011.

About Our ER Wait Time

ER wait time is the average wait time for a patient to see a registered nurse during the triage (evaluation) process in our ER. After patients are triaged (evaluated), they are seen by qualified medical professionals in priority order, according to their medical condition and reason for visit. Times are approximate and provided for information purposes only. 

The Emergency Room at Huntington Beach Hospital is staffed with highly skilled nurses and doctors. The department has been fitted with the latest technology to give these doctors and nurses the tools they need to give you the best treatment possible. All of these factors contribute to our emergency room providing some of the lowest, on-average emergency room patient wait times in the area.

Every patient has a right to be seen by a physician and receive a medical screening exam. Although your insurance may require pre-authorization for an emergency visit, federal law requires that we evaluate every patient for potentially life-threatening conditions regardless of insurance.


Patients are seen according to the seriousness of their medical conditions.

  • Critically ill patients are always seen before patients with less serious illnesses.
  • Ambulances frequently arrive with seriously ill patients whose immediate needs take priority over other waiting patients.
  • During the busiest hours of the day, patients with minor injuries and illnesses are seen by specially assigned staff in designated areas.

Quality care takes time. While every effort is made to make your stay as brief as possible, there are times when your visit may take several hours.