When you are experiencing a medical emergency, Good Samaritan Hospital offers expert critical care. Our emergency room (ER) is equipped to treat a wide range of conditions and injuries. From heart attacks to broken bones, you can trust our emergency care team to be there for you.

At Good Samaritan Hospital, we always strive to serve patients with both critical and non-life-threatening conditions in a timely manner. To help improve your experience in our ER, we provide convenient access to an on-site pharmacy, blood bank and diagnostic imaging and lab services.

We are also equipped to transport patients from the surrounding counties through air support. Our air ambulance is a county-designated STEMI receiving center, which qualifies us to treat STEMI heart attacks quickly. Additionally, our neuroscience team and neuro-interventional radiology team provide treatment for stroke patients transported by air from surrounding counties.

Our ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. We provide care for a range of emergent medical conditions and symptoms, including:

  • Heart attack and stroke
  • Chest and abdominal pain
  • Accidents and injuries
  • Infections
  • High fever

San Jose emergency care services

Our ER provides the San Jose community with experienced emergency medicine physicians, compassionate support staff, and advanced technology necessary to provide quick and convenient emergency care services.

Heart attack treatment

Our ER provides 24/7 emergency care for heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies. We are proud to be recognized as an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) Receiving Center, which qualifies us to treat the deadliest type of heart attack quickly. It also means our cardiologists are prepared to perform advanced cardiac procedures to open up blockages.

Pediatric emergency room care

We know children and their parents can be especially nervous and anxious when in the ER. That's why we provide around-the-clock pediatric emergency care in a safe and comfortable environment. Our pediatric care team includes pediatricians, ER physicians, as well as registered nurses skilled in communicating with and caring for children.

If your child requires hospital admission, our specialized pediatric care includes 24-hour coverage by pediatric intensivists and neonatologists in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Stroke treatment

The Joint Commission, American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Meets standards for Comprehensive Stroke CenterAs a Comprehensive Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we are equipped to provide the highest level of stroke care possible. Whether a patient is a walk-in or arrives by ground or air ambulance, our emergency room is always staffed with specialists prepared to quickly identify and treat stroke symptoms.

Our neurosciences team uses advanced treatments and minimally invasive techniques, including intravenous (IV) thrombolytic therapy. Additionally, we have a dedicated neurosurgical intensive care unit (NSICU) to provide critical care especially for stroke patients.

When to go to the ER

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you are unsure if what you are experiencing requires an emergency room visit, you can speak to a nurse 24/7 by calling our Consult-A-Nurse® team at (888) 724-2362.