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What We are Doing to Keep Our Patients, Staff, and Community Safe

  • Mandatory Daily Screening and Temperature Checks - Every person who enters our facility goes through a daily screening and temperature check.
  • Proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Each staff member on your care team has proper PPE to ensure the safety of our patients. We have an adequate supply of all necessary PPE required for any medical or surgical treatment.
  • Extensive Training - Our physicians, nurses, and ancillary care team members have clinical training and experience in infectious disease prevention and follow strict protocols for maintaining a safe patient environment.
  • Visitor Policy - In accordance to the CDC guidelines, patient visitation has been temporarily suspended until further notice. There are some specialty exceptions, like the allowance of one healthy support partner for delivering mothers.
  • Infection Prevention Distancing - We have implemented physical distancing measures throughout the hospital and our physician offices.
  • Cleaning and Maintenance - Centinela Hospital follows CDC protocols for cleaning and disinfecting all patient care and treatment areas. Rooms are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between patients.
  • Isolation of COVID-19 Patients - Positive COVID-19 patients are in specific isolation inpatient units or an Emergency Department triage tent and you will not come in contact with them. If you have a negative COVID-19 screening test you will not be placed in these units.
  • On-site Testing - COVID-19 testing is available through the Centinela Hospital Emergency Department or Laboratory with a doctor's order.
  • Masks/Face Coverings - Masks or face coverings are an LA County requirement for daily use, an order which will not be lifted in the foreseeable future. In the hospital, masks must be properly worn at all times. All ED patients and hospital visitors must wear masks/face coverings during the course of the hospital stay.
What You Can Do to Keep Yourself Safe
  • Follow your physician's pre- and post-visit instructions.
  • Wear a mask, both here at the hospital and in the community.
  • Wash your hands, continue physical distancing, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Avoid sharing household items, if at all possible.

  • Follow the CDC's guidelines for self-quarantining if you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.


About CHMCEmergency Care for Patients of All Ages

Centinela Hospital Medical Center has been serving you for almost 100 years, and we care about you and your family. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has shaken this community and all communities across the country to the core. During this time, we want to assure all our patients your health and safety is our top priority.

Fear of contracting the COVID-19 virus has resulted in gross delays of care for serious illnesses, like heart disease, cancer diagnoses and stroke. Unfortunately, we are witnessing grievous patient outcomes as a result of these delays. Through it all, our Emergency Department remains open and available to take care of your healthcare needs 24/7.


What is an Emergency?

Don’t wait to seek support for a medical emergency. Every minute counts!

  • Our team at Centinela Hospital is here for you.
    • Accidents
    • Coughing up or vomiting blood
    • Head injury or any other major injury
    • Heart attack symptoms (tightness in the chest and arm, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness)
    • Loss of consciousness
    • Poisoning or drug overdose
    • Severe burns
    • Severe COVID-19 symptoms, including shortness of breath
    • Sudden and severe headaches
    • Severe, persistent abdominal pain
    • Shortness of breath
    • Stroke symptoms (facial droop, arm weakness, speech difficulties)
    • Suicidal feelings

CHMC Emergency Department


Inside the Emergency Department


Our Location

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    Centinela Hospital Medical Center
    555 E. Hardy Street
    Inglewood, CA 90301

    If you have an emergency, please dial 911 right away.

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