Emergency Medical Care Services

Come to Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach or Mission Viejo

Injuries, illnesses, and other medical emergencies can happen at any time. Unfortunately, many of these issues can happen in inconvenient situations and places. If you or someone you love has suffered a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment, do not hesitate to contact or visit Mission Hospital. Our Mission Viejo location is one of Orange County's only three trauma facilities and our Laguna Beach location is equipped to offer top quality emergency medical care.

You can contact either location for emergency medical services around-the-clock:

  • Mission Hospital Mission Viejo: (949) 364-1400
  • Mission Hospital Laguna Beach: (949) 499-1311

Laguna Beach Emergency Department

Our Laguna Beach Emergency Department is fully equipped with highly trained doctors and medical technologies to treat even the most critical injuries. When you come to the Emergency Department at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, you can rest assured knowing that our board-certified, highly trained doctors can handle emergencies ranging from heart attacks to broken bones. Centrally located in the heart of Laguna Beach and equipped to treat the most serious cases, our physicians and highly-skilled nursing staff can be trusted to provide the very best of care.

We publish our wait times online – in real time—and give you a chance to “get in line” before you arrive in order to make the most of your personal time.

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As paramedic receiving center with ability to safely transport critical cases to Mission Hospital Mission Viejo using Advanced Life Support, we are always prepared to deliver the medical expertise that our community has come to expect from St. Joseph Health. We are committed to making sure you are seen in 30 minutes or less. That is why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year to provide emergency care.

Mission Viejo Emergency Department

The Emergency Department of Mission Hospital Mission Viejo provides complete emergency patient care. Our specialized staff of physicians, nurses, and other support staff offers some of the most trusted medical treatments in the region and care for approximately 65,000 patients annually.

As a full service Emergency Department, Mission Hospital is prepared to address the needs of the most critical cases immediately, maintaining everything necessary to treat life-threating illnesses such as strokes or heart attacks around the clock. Our Emergency Department beds all have monitoring technology, which provide us with critical clinical information to accurately assess the health of our patients and their medical needs, so we can treat them accordingly. In addition to the technology, our continuum of care involves cardiologists, neurologist, orthopedists, oncologists, surgeons, endocrinologist and critical intensive care.

When patients arrive at our Emergency Department, a rapid assessment nurse evaluates each patient as they enter through the doors of the emergency department to rapidly assess and determine the emergent need. Our Emergency Nurses are specialized in emergency care and are dedicated to helping patients and their families through illnesses and injuries. The Emergency Nurses work closely with physicians to provide the appropriate care for the patient, as well as keeping them informed and supported throughout the patient’s Emergency Department visit.

Community Emergency Care

Our Emergency Department also works closely with paramedics in the field to provide exceptional medical guidance in an emergency situation and to direct patients to the most appropriate hospital. Our community emergency care department is also a designated receiving center that evaluates patients for further treatment, as well as a training site for new paramedics.

Ambassador Program

Our helpful Ambassador staff acts as liaisons and resources as they guide patients and families through the stress and uncertainty of an emergency room visit. These specially trained professionals provide information, answer questions, and communicate among caregivers to help achieve treatment goals and deliver optimum care.

For more information on our services and how we can better serve you as a patient, contact (949) 499-7193.