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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Get treated, not seated.

You don't plan for medical emergencies, but fortunately we do. On average, you can expect to be seen by a doctor within 20 minutes of arrival*. We are ready round-the-clock with award-winning medical care for all kinds of emergencies – from heart attacks to scooter accidents.

If you are having a medical emergency, Dial 9-1-1.

Focused on providing you with exceptional care in a timely manner, Sherman Oaks Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is ranked in the top 5% in the nation for patient safety. Staffed 24 hours a day by dedicated board-certified physicians, highly-trained nurses, and skilled techs and support staff, we are trained to quickly identify, evaluate, and care for patients with any level of emergency, illness, or injury.

We are equipped with some of the most advanced medical technology available.

Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Primary Stroke Center
  • Comprehensive on-site laboratory
  • Radiology department
  • Surgical services
  • Wound care center and hyperbaric medicine
  • Senior behavioral health services
  • Comprehensive inpatient care

Services are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and commercial payers.

Quality Care

What to Expect

Upon arrival to the Emergency Department, the patient must register and will then be evaluated by one of our trained Triage Registered Nurses to determine the level of medical emergency. The triage assessment includes reviewing the complaint, vital signs, medication taken, and past medical history. This process allows us to keep every patient’s wait time as short as possible as well as provide appropriate care to all patients based on their level of emergency.

What to Bring

  • Photo ID
  • Health insurance information
  • List of current medications and dosage
  • List of medication allergies
  • Test results related to your condition
  • Contact information of your usual medical providers
  • List of questions you may have

After Evaluation

After being evaluated by the Emergency team, you will either be:

  • Discharged and allowed to go home
  • Admitted to the hospital

If you are discharged:

After being treated, you will receive written discharge instructions. It is important that you read and understand these instructions prior to leaving the emergency room. If you have any questions, please make sure to ask the doctor or nurse prior to leaving.

If you are admitted:

You will be admitted to Sherman Oaks Hospital and be provided the same level of compassionate, high standard of care.

Sherman Oaks Hospital
4929 Van Nuys Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Telephone: 818.907.4570

Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

*Average wait time, data from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.