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Emergency Care

2283.3 miles away
24 hours a day, seven days a week

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. 

Emergency Care

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance
24 hours a day, seven days a week

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. 

When sudden and severe illnesses affect you and your family, Little Company of Mary Medical Center’s Emergency Department is ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our dedicated ER physicians, nurses and specialty staff are trained to respond to any emergency medical situation, including strokes, heart attacks, obstetric and pediatric emergencies, trauma and accidents.

When to use emergency care

It is important for patients to understand that Emergency Departments are for true emergencies. If you don’t know whether your emergency is life-threatening or not, take the safe approach and come in. However, if you don’t need this high level of care, consider options such as more affordable urgent cares or a visit to your primary care physician. 

Our Medical Center is a designated Paramedic Base Station. We provide medical direction, training, and oversight to our South Bay communities, including Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and El Segundo.

In order to fulfill our community health responsibility, we are an active participant in community disaster preparedness. We make it our responsibility to provide oversight and training to several Los Angeles City and County Fire departments.

We are the first hospital in the South Bay to be certified by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. We have a highly skilled and dedicated stroke team on standby around the clock, ready to immediately treat any stroke patient who comes through our doors. This team follows national standards and guidelines that significantly improve outcomes for stroke victims.

The State Department of Health Services and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency have designated our emergency department as a STEMI Receiving Center (ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction), or heart attack treatment center.

The STEMI Receiving Team in the Emergency Department coordinates closely with local paramedics, rapidly mobilizing our Providence Coronary Catheterization Team, interventional cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Our Emergency Department has received Emergency Department Approved for Pediatrics (EDAP) certification. With pediatric hospitalist physicians, board-certified physicians and nurses certified in advanced pediatric life support, our emergency department has met the rigorous pediatric emergency care standards required for this certification.

Our Emergency Department has designated pediatric rooms equipped with specialized equipment, enabling our board-certified pediatric emergency physicians to treat our young patients.

All Providence Emergency Department nurses are certified in advanced pediatric life support and receive ongoing pediatric emergency education.

If you are experiencing an emergency where you cannot wait, do not stop to fill out these forms. Call 911 immediately.

The following Emergency Department forms are provided here for your convenience. If you have time to print and fill out these forms, and can bring them with you to the Emergency Department, it will help speed up the registration process. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print these forms. Please note that you may have additional forms to fill out once you get to the Emergency Department.

Emergency Registration FormMedical History and Review of Systems Form