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I’m not going to name any names, let’s just call her my friend. Well, during the U.S. vs. Ghana match, my friend may have gotten a bit too much into the spirit of things and may have imbibed a few too many alcoholic beverages. Then, once the game had ended and the barbecue begun, she promptly fell into a five-foot-deep ditch behind my house.

She was okay, but we still wanted to get her to an emergency room and get her looked at. That’s when I realized that, although I knew of several hospitals of various sorts in our area, I wasn’t sure where the closest emergency room was. A couple of places that I called requested that I hang up and call 911, but it wasn’t that sort of emergency requiring an ambulance.

I found some hospitals with walk-in emergency rooms, and I thought I’d share them with everyone:

Good Samaritan Hospital
1225 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 977-2121

White Memorial Medical Center
1720 East Cesar E. Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 268-5000

USC University Hospital
1500 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(888) 700-5700

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
1526 N. Edgemont St.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 783-4079

We have also posted this information in the Health Resources section of our Community Resources page.

Let us know in the comments section below if you have other suggestions or what your experience was like at any of the hospitals or emergency rooms (while no ER visit is a good one, some experiences might be different than others).