Full-service emergency care for the entire community

You have a full range of emergency care waiting for you at Desert Regional Medical Center, including:

  • Emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week
  • The Coachella Valley’s designated trauma center, staffed by dedicated trauma surgeons
  • Personalized care by physicians and nurses with advanced training in emergency medicine
  • A well-equipped ER prepared for injuries, heart care, stroke care and other life-threatening situations
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You can rely on Desert Regional for full-service emergency care when you face life-threatening situations. Dedicated trauma and critical care surgeons will care for you at our Level II Emergency Trauma Center, using some of the most advanced technology available. Our emergency department’s highly trained physicians and triage nurses will treat your illnesses ranging from broken bones to life-threatening injuries. Plus, once your emergency care is complete, we can connect you with a primary care physician or specialists to help manage your ongoing care.

Advanced heart and stroke care

Heart attacks and strokes are frequent causes for emergency room visits. To prepare for such events, our emergency team follows proper protocol to assure heart and stroke patients receive potentially lifesaving treatment as quickly as possible. Desert Regional is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center and is designated by Riverside County as a STEMI Receiving Center if you or a loved one needs advanced heart care.

Trauma care

Trauma and surgical critical care surgeons are available 24 hours a day for your life-threatening emergency care needs at the Richards Emergency Trauma Center, designated a Level II Trauma Center by California Emergency Medical Services. The center serves an area from Banning and Beaumont to the West, Imperial County to the South, the Arizona border to the East, and Twentynine Palms and the high desert to the North.