Emergency Services

Provider Type

  • Physicians 
  • Hospitals
  • Ancillary

Emergency services are defined as the immediate care or treatment necessary to prevent death, severe or permanent disability or to alleviate severe pain, including medically necessary crisis intervention for patients or Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)* youths suffering from situational crisis or acute episodes of mental illness, in accordance with CCR, Title 15. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

*As of June 30, 2023, all Divisions of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) are closed. Juvenile offenders are no longer committed to the DJJ as of this date. Effective July 1, 2023, claims for health care services rendered to the DJJ youth should be directed to the county where the patient is located. Claims for services rendered on or prior to June 30, 2023, will continue to be the responsibility of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).