24-hour Emergency Care

Emergency Services

The Emergency Department at Inland Valley Medical Center plays an essential role in meeting the urgent healthcare needs of residents of Southwest Riverside County. The Emergency Department has 26 treatment bays and provides care for more than 30,000 patients every year.

As the region's only Trauma Center, Inland Valley Medical Center is prepared to handle medical emergencies 24 hours per day, seven days per week. The department is equipped with advanced diagnostic technology, such as the Helical CT Scanner and nuclear medicine camera that helps physicians pinpoint trauma and save lives.

Physicians in the Emergency Department are residency trained or board certified in emergency medicine. In addition, the nursing staff includes members who are nationally certified in emergency medical nursing, and have additional certifications in trauma care.

The Emergency Department treats patients who need emergency care for a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Stroke or heart attack
  • Chest, abdominal and back pain
  • Cuts, contusions, sprains or broken bones
  • Infections

Heart Attack Warning Signs

If you or someone around you experiences any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately. Early intervention increases your chances for a positive outcome.

  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shoulder or arm pain or weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain
  • Back or jaw pain
  • Feeling lightheaded

Stroke Warning Signs: Act F.A.S.T.

Learn the many warning signs of a possible stroke. Act FAST and call 9-1-1 immediately at any sign of a stroke.

FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
ARMS: Ask the person to hold up both arms. Does one drift downward?
SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “Do you know what time it is?” Are the words slurred? Does the person repeat the phrase correctly?
TIME: If the person shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Learn more about the Stroke Center at Inland Valley.

Trauma Center

Inland Valley is the only designated trauma center in Southwest Riverside County.