Glendale Adventist Medical Center - Adventist Health
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Emergency Services

If you are currently experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY.

Emergency department at night

The Emergency Department at Glendale Adventist Medical Center is a comprehensive care center that is well equipped to meet any medical crisis, large or small, from bandaging scrapes and bruises to treating cardiac arrest. Our goal is to improve our customer's condition, quickly and comfortably.

  • Always open - Emergency Department physicians and staff are here to serve you seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If your personal physician is not available, we are here to help.
  • Dedicated professionals - skilled and compassionate - are on duty seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All physicians and nurses are certified in emergency care. At least one physician is on duty at all times, and two are often present during peak hours.
  • Triage approach - Our nurses use one-on-one evaluation, known as the triage approach, to determine the severity of each patient's condition as soon as they arrive. This strategy ensures the quickest possible attention for every type of medical need.
  • Always ready for life-threatening emergencies - As a base station for the City of Glendale and adjacent communities, we coordinate our efforts with qualified paramedics who respond directly to the scene of an emergency. This communication allows us to monitor and begin treatment of a critical patient's condition at the scene (home, workplace, school, car, etc).

Wide Range of Services

Our 36 emergency beds are designated for specific types of emergencies, including:

  • Stroke
  • Cardiac
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedic
  • Ear, eye, nose & throat
  • Pediatric

Fast Track

Minor emergencies such as cuts, bruises, minor animal bites, minor burns or cold and flu symptoms can usually be treated in about one hour. The service is available seven days a week from noon to midnight. Fast Track is an extension of the Glendale Adventist Emergency Department and services are billed within the same fee structure as that of the Emergency Room.


  • Joint Commission certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center - The Emergency Department provides staff and physician specially trained in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of stroke.
  • STEMI Receiving Center - Following guidelines set by Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services, the Emergency Department at GAMC has staff and procedures in place to treat patients with heart attack immediately.
  • Chest Pain Center accreditation - As an accredited Chest Pain Center, the Emergency Department has staff and processes in place to treat patients with chest pain immediately.
  • Emergency Department Approved for Pediatric (EDAP) - The Emergency Department is an approved provider of emergency treatment for pediatric patients, as certified by the Los Angeles County Department of Health.

    Click here to see a sample designee authorization form for pediatric emergencies.

Do you have questions about our Emergency Department? Get the FAQs.

To reach the Emergency Department, call (818) 409-8202