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Trauma Services

Rapid diagnosis and treatment provide the best chance of surviving a traumatic injury. Critically injured patients are brought by helicopter or ambulance directly from the injury site to our Trauma Center.

The Walnut Creek Medical Center is one of the few Bay Area hospitals with a heliport. This allows patients to be taken to the trauma center by helicopter from anywhere in the Bay Area in just minutes.

The center has served as Contra Costa County’s only trauma center. County guidelines dictate which patients are taken to the center, which has continued to be recertified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level II Trauma Center since 1986. Only a select group of medical centers receive Level II Trauma Center verification from the ACS and these centers must meet essential criteria to ensure trauma care capability and consistently demonstrate a high level of performance and quality institutional performance.

Level II Trauma Center Re-Verification Validates High Level of Performance and Quality
The Walnut Creek Medical Center has been re-verified by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma as a Level II trauma center. This achievement recognizes the trauma center's dedication to providing optimal care for injured patients and a consistently high level of performance and quality. Our verification as a Level II adult trauma center has been extended through November 7, 2023. This includes a one-year COVID-19 extension granted to all verified trauma centers.

Our Team

Our Trauma Center team is specially trained to treat patients using well-defined trauma policies and procedures. The center’s trauma surgeons, emergency physicians, nurses, intensive care units, medical imaging, laboratory, and respiratory care are available around the clock.

Saving lives is the center’s overriding focus, but trauma care doesn’t end when a patient survives an injury—it extends from initial treatment through rehabilitation. Neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and other medical and surgical specialists are also on hand 24 hours a day.

Our Location

Walnut Creek Medical Center
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Main Phone: (925) 939-3000