Contact Us

(530) 332-7330

Emergency Department - Enloe Medical Center

Emergency Department Esplanade Campus Entrance on W. 5th Ave. at Magnolia Ave.
Chico, CA 95926

Emergency Services

Level II Trauma Center / Emergency Department

Enloe Medical Center is the area's Designated Level II Trauma Center and a Joint Commmission Accredited STEMI Receiving Center. Enloe is the only American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level II Trauma Center north of the Sacramento area, and one of only seven in Northern California, including the Bay Area.

Board certified emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, cardiologists and allied medical professionals are available 24 hours a day to handle emergency illnesses and injury. Enloe's Emergency Services Department is also designated for emergency pediatric care and includes specialized equipment to treat children.

Emergency Room Expansion

Enloe's emergency department recently expanded in two phases, nearly tripling its original size. The first phase of the expansion opened in August 2015, adding 16,535 square feet of much needed space, incluiding a new walk-in entrance, separate ambulance entrance, 25 treatment beds, a new trauma room, and a dedicated X-ray machine and CT scanner. The second phase, opened June 11, 2015, and was renovated from existing space inside the medical center. 

Adding Emergency Medicine Staff and Physicians

To accommodate a growing volume of patients, the emergency department has changed workflows and added physicians, physician shifts and staff.

“We have been fortunate to expand the group of physicians who cover the emergency department. We now have a total of 23 emergency medicine physicians who cover shifts 24/7,” said emergency medicine physician Monty Leavitt, M.D., medical director of the emergency department.

Enloe has increased staff to include a nurse practitioner and physician assistant. These mid-level practitioners help with patient triage and more routine medical conditions.

A Nationwide Shortage of Primary Care Physicians

“We understand the reason for the increase in emergency room visits is a result of a deepening shortage of primary care physicians in Butte County, which mirrors a nationwide shortage,” said Brady Haynes, Enloe’s Vice President of Physician Enterprise. “We are working with Ampla Health, Northern Valley Indian Health, Immediate Care, Premiere Primary Care and other provider groups to bring more physicians to the area. We stand ready to treat anyone who comes into the emergency department regardless of condition or ability to pay; and for patients who aren’t sure their condition requires emergency intervention, it is always better to be safe than sorry.”


This is news coverage after the opening of the first phase of the emergency deaprtment expansion in 2014.

Ambulance Service & Membership Programs

Enloe's comprehensive emergency operations include:


Enloe Medical Center offers Care-Line, a service that allows members to press a button worn on the wrist or around the neck in case of a medical problem that leaves them unable to get to a telephone.

Prompt Care: For Minor Illnesses and Injuries

For minor injuries and illnesses - such as the flu, colds, sore throats, ear aches, sprains, fractures, back strains, minor burns and other problems that are not life threatening - Enloe Medical Center has two walk-in Prompt Care Clinics.

Enloe Medical Center,
Emergency Department

(530) 332-7330  |   Map
The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day.


  • video-img

    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

  • video-img

    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

  • video-img

    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

  • video-img

    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

© 2015 Enloe Medical Center. All Rights Reserved.