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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 Commission 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. (Search for verified ACS Trauma Centers on 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.

Additional Emergency Services

Also part of Enloe's emergency services are:

Emergency Room Expansion & Additional Staff

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, including 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, which opened June 11, 2015, was renovated from existing space inside the medical center. 

To accommodate a growing volume of patients, the emergency department has changed workflows and added physicians, physician shifts and staff, including a nurse practitioner and physician assistant. Mid-level practitioners help with patient triage and more routine medical conditions, which can improve the wait time and patient flow through the emergency department.

Nationwide Shortage of Primary Care Doctors

Emergency room visits have increased due to a national shortage of primary care physicians. To help ensure enough primary care coverage in our area, Enloe Medical Center has been working with Ampla Health, Northern Valley Indian Health, Immediate Care, Premiere Primary Care and other provider groups to bring more primary care physicians to the area. The emergency department treats anyone who comes in, regardless of condition or ability to pay. For patients who are not sure their condition requires emergency intervention, it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Prompt Care: For Minor Illnesses and Injuries that Need Prompt Attention

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.


News coverage of the opening of first phase of the emergency department expansion in 2014

Enloe Medical Center's Emergency Department

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The Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day.


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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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    Drs. Voelker and Lobosky honored with 2014 Physician Legacy Award

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