Emergency Services

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.

When you urgently need medical attention, St. Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Department stands ready to help, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Located in the heart of Orange County, CA, and providing the highest quality of emergency care, St. Joseph Hospital has become the busiest Emergency Department in Orange County and the second busiest ER in California. Last year alone we served more than 101,000 patients.

St. Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Department is a designated Cardiovascular Receiving Center and Stroke-Neurology Receiving Center. We provide a 53-bed ER, dedicated laboratory and two radiology suites, as well as nearby services such as Cath Labs, Surgical Services, CT scanner and MRI and Behavioral Health Services.

Our emergency care specialists include 21 physicians board-certified in Emergency Medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, emergency-trained RNs, LVNs and patient care techs, child life specialists, a chaplain, clinical educator, clinical coordinators, case managers, interpreter, transport tech and clerical professionals.

We provide a Triage area where patients can be quickly assessed, with the most critical cases seen first. Our goal is to stabilize your condition and provide excellent, prompt emergency treatment.

Visiting the Emergency Department

The Emergency Department is located at 1100 W. Stewart Drive. If you need a map or directions, please click here. Parking is located on La Veta Avenue near Pepper Street. We provide complimentary valet parking to assist you.

What to Bring

  • Your address and telephone number
  • Your social security number
  • The name and address of your employer, if you have one
  • The name of your health insurance plan and your insurance identification card
  • Your completed Advance Directive.
    To download an advance directive, please click click here
  • A list of medications you are taking and allergies. We will also want to know of any chronic medical conditions you may have.