Father and daughter smiling at front porch
1100 W. Stewart Ave., Orange, CA 92868

Emergency Care Center

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

714-771-8113
Open 24 hours, seven days a week

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

Father and daughter smiling at front porch

Emergency Care Center

St. Joseph Hospital Orange

Open 24 hours, seven days a week

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

When sudden and severe illnesses afflict you and your family, St. Joseph Hospital’s Emergency Care Center (ECC) is ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a dedicated Cardiac and Stroke Receiving Center, our 53-bed ECC includes specialized equipment and staff to provide you and your loved ones with high-quality emergency care.

A special note on 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 care or a visit to your general practice physician.

If you are in need of emergency assistance, we encourage you to have:

  • 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
  • A completed Advance Directive
  • A list of medications you are taking and allergies. We will also want to know of any chronic medical conditions you may have

Our emergency care staff are highly trained and include:

  • Physicians board-certified in emergency care
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Emergency-trained registered nurses
  • Licensed vocational nurses
  • Patient care technicians
  • Child life specialists
  • Chaplains
  • Clinical educators
  • Clinical coordinators
  • Case managers
  • Interpreters
  • Transport technicians
  • Clerical professionals

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