Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Emergency Department

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GVCH - Emergency Dept.
351 S. Patterson Ave.

Goleta, CA 93111

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Whether time is clearly critical, or you just need to make sure everything is OK, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital’s Emergency Department is ready for you. Our team of board-certified emergency physicians and Emergency Department staff are standing by 24/7.

To best meet the needs of Goleta Valley and the surrounding areas, our Emergency Department more than doubled in size with the completion of the new Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital.

Emergency Department Features:

  • Larger waiting room with comfortable new furniture.
  • 19 private treatment rooms.
  • Upgraded exam equipment and surgical lighting in each room.
  • Adjacent access to imaging services including X-ray, ultrasound, CT scans, PET-CT and vascular imaging.
  • Decontamination shower at outside entrance for chemical exposure cases.
  • Expert care available through Cottage Center for Orthopedics.

Prepare for an Emergency Visit

Always call 9-1-1 if you suspect a heart attack or stroke, or if someone has stopped breathing. An emergency medical crew can start treatment right away, shorten time to the hospital and help our advanced staff best prepare for arrival.

Visit the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital Emergency Room if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Deep cuts/lacerations that require stitches or a large open wound that won’t stop bleeding
  • Broken bones, sprains or dislocated joints
  • Minor abdominal pain
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Minor head or eye injuries
  • Flu or cold symptoms, sore throat, cough
  • High fevers or fevers with rash
  • Sudden testicular pain and swelling
  • Constipation
  • Painful urination
  • Minor dog bites, cat scratches
  • STD symptoms
  • Intoxication and post intoxication nausea, vomiting, headache
  • Recurrent seizures with a history of seizure disorder

Patients unable to be admitted at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital will be cared for appropriately and transferred.

Visit the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain, especially if it radiates to your arm or jaw or is accompanied by sweating, vomiting or shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sudden clumsiness, loss of balance or fainting
  • Sudden difficulty speaking, or trouble understanding speech
  • Altered mental status or confusion, including suicidal thoughts
  • Sudden weakness or paralysis, especially on one side of the face or body
  • Severe heart palpitations
  • Newborn baby with a fever (a baby less than three months old with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher needs to be seen right away)
  • Seizures without a previous diagnosis of epilepsy
  • Falls that cause injury or occur while taking blood thinning medications
  • Sudden vision changes, including blurred or double vision and full or partial vision loss
  • Serious burns
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Serious abdominal pain


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