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Common Reasons for Emergency Room Visits

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When you are feeling miserable from illness or are experiencing pain, it is understandable to want relief as soon as possible. For these urgent situations, a hospital emergency care center may be the fastest way for you to find treatment. Read on to learn some of the most common reasons that people seek emergency medical care:

  • Symptoms of a heart attack
    Those experiencing chest pain (angina), nausea, shortness of breath, and feelings of impending doom (anxiety) frequently visit the emergency room, as these are signs of an impending heart attack.  Also called a myocardial infarction, heart attacks can be life-threatening and require immediate treatment.

  • Symptoms of a stroke
    Patients who experience stroke symptoms, such as the sudden onset of the ‘worst headache of their lives’, loss of vision in one or both eyes, trouble speaking or understanding what is said to them, loss of coordination, or numbness on one side of the body, often visit the emergency room for lifesaving diagnostics and treatment.

  • Head trauma
    Those who have sustained injuries to the head and neck will frequently visit the ER to diagnose and treat any issues that occur as a result of the injury.

  • Severe bleeding
    Patients with serious wounds or lacerations that continue to bleed even with applied pressure commonly seek treatment at the ER.

  • Accidental poisoning
    Poison victims and those that are exposed to toxic amounts of alcohol and drugs also seek emergency care.

  • Intense gastrointestinal distress
    People experiencing severe abdominal pain frequently visit the ER, as intense pain in this area can be a sign of serious medical conditions.

Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center has been providing emergency medical care to the community of Thousand Oaks, California for over forty years. Our experienced emergency healthcare providers pride themselves on the rapid delivery of high-quality care. If you have questions about our ER or Trauma Center, give us a call at (805) 497-2727 or contact us online.


Learn More About Our Recent Blog Topics!

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Are you at risk for a heart attack? What makes a Level II trauma center different from a normal emergency room? If you are interested in more information on heart attack prevention, Level II trauma centers, or how emergency rooms are reducing wait times, then check out some of these great resources.

  • Learn more about heart disease and the surgical procedures used to help patients with this link from the Los Robles Hospital health content page.
  • What surgical procedures do heart hospitals and cardiology hospitals perform to help prevent heart attacks? Learn more with this link from heart.org.
  • Check out this link from texterhelp.com for more information on how you can gain access to Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center’s emergency room wait times.
  • Learn the symptoms of a stroke at stroke.org.
  • This link from heartandstroke.com discusses the risk factors associated with heart disease.
  • Find out how you can reduce the risk of a heart attack with this health content article from Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center.
  • What constitutes a trauma center? Find out with this overview from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Learn more about the causes and symptoms of trauma with this health content article from Los Robles Hospital.
  • Visit this link from familydoctor.org for more information on traumatic brain injuries.
  • Check out this article from the National Safety Council for more information on what you can do to keep you and your family safe in your home.

For more information about Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center and our services, give us a call at (805) 497-2727 today.


ER Wait Times - Know Before You Go

Did you know that the national average wait time to receive medical care when you visit an emergency room is currently over one hour? Here at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, we strive to beat the national average, providing immediate care services to all of our patients in record time.

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Our ER wait times represent the time it takes for you to see a qualified medical professional, including Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), Physicians Assistants (PA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP). As soon as our patients are triaged upon arrival, they are seen by one of these quality medical professionals in priority order based on the reason for the visit and chief presenting complaints. We also strive to make urgent care service easier to obtain by offering emergency room wait times online and through ER wait time text messaging. The ER wait times at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center represent a four-hour rolling average that is updated every 30 minutes.

The best way to determine if you require immediate or urgent care services with our hospital is to understand what constitutes a medical emergency. Some of the symptoms that designate a medical emergency include:

  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Sudden dizziness or vertigo
  • Extreme nausea with or without vomiting
  • Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea
  • Injuries to the head, neck, or spine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain or tightness that exceeds two minutes
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Changes in vision, speech, or other signs of stroke

You shouldn’t have to wait to receive the immediate medical care you need during an emergency—and at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, you don’t have to. You can text “ER” to 23000 to gain access to our ER wait times; however, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For more information about our urgent care services in Thousand Oaks, visit our website or contact us at (805) 497-2727.


ER Wait Times - Know Before You Go

Did you know that the national average wait time to receive medical care when you visit an emergency room is currently over one hour? Here at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, we strive to beat the national average, providing immediate care services to all of our patients in record time.

Text ER Billboard

Our ER wait times represent the time it takes for you to see a qualified medical professional, including Doctors of Medicine (MD), Doctors of Osteopathy (DO), Physicians Assistants (PA) and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners (ARNP). As soon as our patients are triaged upon arrival, they are seen by one of these quality medical professionals in priority order based on the reason for the visit and chief presenting complaints. We also strive to make urgent care service easier to obtain by offering emergency room wait times online and through ER wait time text messaging. The ER wait times at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center represent a four-hour rolling average that is updated every 30 minutes.

The best way to determine if you require immediate or urgent care services with our hospital is to understand what constitutes a medical emergency. Some of the symptoms that designate a medical emergency include:

  • Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
  • Sudden dizziness or vertigo
  • Extreme nausea with or without vomiting
  • Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea
  • Injuries to the head, neck, or spine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Chest pain or tightness that exceeds two minutes
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Changes in vision, speech, or other signs of stroke

You shouldn’t have to wait to receive the immediate medical care you need during an emergency—and at Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center, you don’t have to. You can text “ER” to 23000 to gain access to our ER wait times; however, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately. For more information about our urgent care services in Thousand Oaks, visit our website or contact us at (805) 497-2727.


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