Emergency and Trauma Care in South Orange County

Two Emergency Department Locations: Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo

Call 911 if you are experiencing a medical emergency

Laguna Beach Emergency Department

31872 Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651

At Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, we publish our Emergency Department wait times online - in real time - and give our patients a chance to "get in line" before arriving. This helps our patients to make the most of their personal time.

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Mission Viejo Emergency Department and Trauma Center

27700 Medical Center Rd., Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Regional Trauma Center in Orange County

Mission Hospital is a Verified Level 2 Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center

As a Level II trauma center, Mission Hospital is prepared to address the most critical cases immediately, maintaining everything necessary to treat life-threatening injuries around-the-clock. Our dedicated trauma specialists handle approximately 2,500 traumas each year in our Gotschall Family Trauma Pavilion. Our continuum of care begins with prevention and education and progresses to resuscitation, surgery, critical intensive care, and a robust rehabilitation program that helps patients return to healthy, productive lives.

Trauma Nurse Care

Unlike many hospitals in which trauma personnel are also charged with emergency room responsibilities, our Trauma Center specialists are completely dedicated to trauma care. We help patients and their families cope with traumatic events by assigning a specially trained nurse who remains with each patient throughout the critical stage of care, providing valuable communication and comfort. Once stabilized, an interdisciplinary team meets weekly to discuss critical treatment and rehabilitative needs to ensure a cohesive treatment plan is implemented.

Spiritual Care

Mission Regional Trauma Center offers resources to help deal with difficult and traumatic medical issues. Our Spiritual Care program includes a specially trained team of interfaith chaplains who provide emotional and spiritual support to people during crisis situations, fear, grief and loss. A dedicated chaplain is assigned to every trauma patient to help explain the process to families and guide them through the facility, providing much needed empathy and comfort.

Trauma Outreach Services

Mission Regional Trauma Center and Emergency Department participates in a variety of community programs. For information on any of the following programs, please call (949) 364-7754.

South County Safe Rides

A peer-run program overseen by adult supervisors, students from numerous local high schools staff a toll-free hotline for teens to call when in need of a ride home due to alcohol, drugs, or an unsafe date situation. To get involved or for information about volunteering opportunities, please contact Georginne Mercado at (949)-364-1400, ext. 7754.

Youth Drug and Alcohol Deterrence Program

This program sends youths convicted of driving under the influence or minors in possession of alcohol to educational sessions at Mission Hospital Trauma Center and the coroner's office.

Mock Crash

Also called "Every 15 Minutes," this program is a reenactment of an alcohol-related prom night crash presented at high schools with the help of trauma nurses, firefighters, police, paramedics, ambulance technicians, and morgue operators.

Safety Talks

These are various presentations that are given to different organizations, schools and businesses. They can be specifically tailored to fit the audience in relation to age group and needs.

Our trauma director at Mission Hospital shares important information about trauma care and prevention.

Click on any of the following links to listen.