For life’s medical emergencies, we are here – close to home.

When you experience a medical emergency, every minute counts. At Yuma Regional Medical Center, we are dedicated to providing the timely, high-quality emergency care you need. Our emergency departments are equipped with advanced technologies and staffed by board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Upon arrival, patients are assessed by a care provider to determine the severity and type of your medical issue. Some patients may be treated before you and/or others waiting in order to provide the emergent, often life-saving care for serious conditions such as heart attacks, strokes or trauma injuries from car accidents. We are committed to treating all patients with timely care and compassion based on individual needs and medical conditions.

Care for less serious illnesses or injuries is available for established patients at our two Walk-In Clinics.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency,
call 9-1-1


For minor illnesses or injuries, visit our walk-in clinic.

About Our Emergency Departments

Our Emergency Care teams include board-certified providers who coordinate your care needs with case management, respiratory therapy, radiology and pharmacy. We provide this coordinated care across our two emergency departments to ensure you have access to the right treatment in a caring and timely manner, including:

  • Electronic patient tracking system to facilitate registration and provide our staff with vital medical information.
  • Dedicated diagnostic imaging suite with ultrasound, X-ray and a CT scanner.
  • Access to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab for patients with suspected heart attacks.
  • Emergency department on main campus is staffed by board-certified pediatricians to care for children when they most need it.
  • Emergency department on main campus is a Level III trauma center equipped to care for patients.
  • Comprehensive stroke care enabling our physicians to use telemedicine technology for real-time consultations with a Mayo Clinic neurologist when necessary.
  • Helipads to facilitate the transport of incoming patients.
  • A specialized decontamination room for treating patients who have come into contact with harmful chemicals.
  • The main campus emergency department is located next to Yuma’s only Labor and Delivery department, offering 24/7 obstetric care and ensuring that they receive specialized care during emergencies

24/7 Health Advice

Call the CareLine to get health advice from registered nurses
24 hours/7 days a week.

Emergency or Urgent Care?

When to Visit the Emergency Department

If you or a loved one is unconscious, having trouble breathing, has suffered a serious injury or may be having a heart attack or stroke, call 9-1-1.

Other situations that may require a visit to the Emergency Department include but are not limited to:

  • Head injuries
  • High fever
  • Heat stroke
  • Serious burns
  • Seizures
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • A sudden, very severe headache or loss of vision (possible sign of a stroke)
  • Serious cuts or severe bleeding
  • Poisoning
  • Intoxication, overdose or attempted suicide

When to Seek Urgent Care / Walk-in Care

Urgent care centers are same-day clinics that can handle a variety of medical problems that need to be treated right away but are not considered serious medical emergencies. Our walk-in clinic also offers fast, convenient access to medical care for established patients, where you will see board-certified providers including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

A minor illness or injury is something that your family doctor would normally treat, but you may need another treatment option because it is after office hours or an appointment is not available right away. Examples of these types of illnesses or injuries include but are not limited to:

  • Sprains, strains or a possible broken bone
  • Sore throats and coughs
  • Ear infections
  • Fever or flu symptoms
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Skin rashes
  • Minor injuries
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts that may only need a few stitches
  • Minor animal bites
  • Low-grade fevers
  • Workman’s comp

Partnerships and Recognition

Yuma Regional Medical Center main campus has been designated by the State of Arizona as a Level III Trauma Center. This designation reflects a demonstrated ability to provide evaluation, stabilization, diagnostics and advanced trauma life support for injured patients prior to transfer to a higher level trauma center, if needed.