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.
GetCareNow – Reserve Your ER Arrival Time
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 Centinela Hospital Medical Center, 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.
Our services include:
Tommy Lasorda Heart Institute
Our hospital boasts three state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs for the treatment of heart attack patients. Our physicians are able to restore the flow of blood to the heart within 90 minutes of first medical contact by paramedics, which helps to minimize the damage to the heart and provides quicker recovery times.
Geriatric Emergency Department Accredited
Centinela Hospital Medical Center has earned Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians. This designation recognizes the hospital’s commitment and ability to deliver the highest standards of care for older adults within the community.
The Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation designation means that our care of older adults includes:
Following proven best practices and standardized approaches to care that address issues common to seniors. This includes routine screening for delirium, dementia, and fall risk, among other senior vulnerabilities.
Ensuring geriatric-focused education and staffing expertise from a range of disciplines.
Facilitating optimal transitions of care from the emergency department to other settings (inpatient, home, community-based care, rehabilitation, long-term care).
Having resources and equipment that are appropriate and that support care of older adults.
The geriatric accreditation reflects the hospital’s commitment to the delivery of excellent care for aging individuals. Our approach allows us to provide well-coordinated care for our senior population and the best possible experience. Older adults visiting our emergency department can be assured that we have the necessary expertise, equipment, and personnel in place to provide superior, age-appropriate care.
Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics
Centinela Hospital has received recognition as an Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) facility. An EDAP facility is licensed by the County of Los Angeles to receive pediatric patients through the 911 system. There are only 42 hospital emergency rooms in Southern California that meet the stringent requirements necessary to receive EDAP certification.
We have a program of continuous improvement in place to constantly review and upgrade our pediatric readiness. Our ER provides children with specially trained physicians and nurses in-house 24/7. We have installed new pediatric equipment and require ongoing pediatric education for our clinical staff. However, it’s the efforts of our physicians and staff that produce the high level of care provided in our ER.
The Los Angeles County EDAP program was implemented in June of 1985 by the Board of Supervisors to improve the process of monitoring the quality of care given to children and to ensure that emergency rooms have the proper equipment and training for physicians and nurses. In addition, to qualify for the program, hospitals must also pass an on-site review and inspection of their ER by staff from the Department of Health Services
Our Service Area
We are staffed with a dedicated team of emergency-trained physicians, nurses and support personnel who save lives. Our 44-bed facility is open for treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We serve residents from:
- El Segundo
- Ladera Heights
- Culver City
As a Level III Paramedic Receiving Station for Los Angeles County, we provide comprehensive emergency services to fire departments, ambulance companies and residents. Remember: In a medical emergency – ALWAYS CALL 9-1-1. (Click here for a printable flier on when to call 911).
Isn’t it Good to Know We’re Right Here in Your Community with Round-the-Clock Quality Care?
The Emergency Department can often be a very scary place for those who are not familiar with its operation. In order to help, we have developed the following pages to answer any questions you may have about your visit.
What happens when I arrive at the emergency department?
What you may see while in the emergency department?
Medical terms used in the emergency department?
Frequently asked questions about the emergency department?