Madera Emergency Services
Madera Community Hospital provides emergency services 24 hours per day,
7 days per week. Our 16 bed Emergency Department receives over 36,000
patient visits annually - making the Emergency Department one of our most
valuable services to the community. We are staffed all hours of the day
with a team of medical specialists including orthopedics, tele-stroke
and VEP Healthcare contracted medical doctors and mid-level providers.
We handle everything from the initial diagnosis of illness to stabilization
of major injuries and severe health events.
Resources in any emergency department are limited, and it is important
patients in critical condition are treated first. If you need immediate
care for a non-life threatening issue, please visit the
What to Expect
Our emergency department process has changed in order to provide you higher-quality
care in a timely manner. Our goal is to keep you well informed throughout
your stay in the emergency department.
Step 1: Registration including health symptoms or complaints.
Step 2: A nurse will welcome you and start your evaluation.
Step 3: Your medical team will talk with you to determine your plan of care.
Step 4: Your care may or may not include: Lab Tests, X-Ray, Medications.
Step 5: The medical team will explain each step of your care. Based on your medical
team's evaluation you will be discharged, admitted to the hospital
or transferred to specialty medical services.
Step 6: The discharge clerk will verify your demographics to complete your visit.
What to Bring
- All prescriptions, over the counter and herbal medications (Tylenol, Motrin,
etc.), that you are taking or a list of all medications noting dosage
and frequency. This list will allow staff to know which medications can
be used to treat you during your stay or which medications to avoid.
- An accurate medical history noting past surgeries or significant past medical
illnesses. Examples: diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), coronary
artery disease, bleeding disorder, hepatitis, etc.
- One relative or a close friend. Leave children at home. This reduces crowding
and allows staff members to focus their attention on care. Healthy people,
especially young children, are more susceptible to illnesses and should
only visit when necessary.
Where to Go
While the emergency department at Madera Community will not turn anyone
away, it's important for people to know what they consider an emergency
may not be a true emergency.
True emergency examples:
- Altered Mental State
- Heart Attacks
- Severe Bleeding
- Chest Pain
- Trouble Breathing
- Head Injuries
- Major Trauma
- Loss of Consciousness
- Severe Headaches
- Severe Abdominal Pain
Ailments better treated at a doctor's office, clinic or
- Prescription Refills
- Certain Coughs
- Runny Nose
Primary care doctors are a person's best provider because they know
a person's medical history. People without insurance have other options
other than the Emergency Department, including RapidCare, located near
the Emergency Department on the Madera Community Hospital Campus.
1250 E. Almond Avenue, Madera CA 93637
Use the entrance on the frontage road just south of the main hospital entrance
Telephone: (559) 675-5520
Open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year