ECRMC Receives ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is proud to announce that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). With this accreditation, ECRMC has access to a comprehensive suite of co-branded cardiac services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital performance.

ECRMC Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

ECRMC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

At El Centro Regional Medical Center it’s about you and your baby

ECRMC's Maternal Child provides family-centered care known as couplet care, in which mother, baby and a support person stay together from childbirth to discharge.

My IVhealth is an online health care information management tool for patients provided by ECRMC. All ECRMC inpatients over the age of 18 are eligible to sign-up.

It's Here...the da Vinci

With the help of the da Vinci® Si™ HD surgery system, patients can now experience shorter hospital stays, quicker return to normal activity, elimination of potential complications and minimal scarring.


ECRMC understands medical testing can be a frightening experience for many people. Whether you are a first time patient or a returning patient, every process is done in a courteous, comforting and efficient manner. The team of qualified professionals consists of certified board Pathologists, Histology technicians, Clinical Laboratory Scientists, Medical Laboratory Technicians and Certified Phlebotomy Technicians. This team is devoted to providing accurate, reliable and timely results for the diagnosis and monitoring of medical conditions.

The Robert J. Westcott Memorial laboratory at ECRMC is a full service facility, providing high quality, timely and accurate laboratory services for patients and physicians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A wide spectrum of laboratory testing is performed in the lab, allowing our physicians to have the results they need when they need them. A quick turn-around time is the result of the resources being readily available in the facility.

The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), placing us as one of only 7,000 CAP-accredited laboratories worldwide. CAP is a professional association that serves more than 17,000 physician members and the Clinical Laboratory community throughout the world. It is the world’s largest laboratory association composed exclusively of Board-certified pathologists and is widely considered the leader in Clinical Laboratory Quality Assurance. ECRMC takes pride in the standard of care the laboratory has achieved and is committed to extending that care to the community of the Imperial Valley.


  • Laboratory services at ECRMC include:
  • ABO Group/RH Type
  • Antibody Detection (Non Transfusion)
  • Antibody Detection (Transfusion)
  • Antibody Identification
  • Bacteriology
  • Coagulation Testing
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Endocrinology
  • Esoteric Testing (via partnerships with reference laboratories)
  • General Immunology
  • Hematology
  • Histopathology
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Serology
  • Toxicology
  • Urinalysis
  • Virology


The Anatomic Pathology Department provides a full spectrum of tissue pathology services from small biopsies (such as breast, cervix, gastrointestinal, prostate), bone marrows, and lymph nodes to large resections. Frozen sections, Fine Needle Aspirations (FNAs), and non-GYN cytology are also provided. Anatomic Pathology is enhanced by the excellent Histology Department which produces tissue slides, blocks and special stains for the aid in clinical diagnosis and is partnered with reference laboratories to provide esoteric histology testing such as Immuno-Histochemistry, Flow Cytometry and Cytogenetics.


Process Excellence (PEx) is a systematic approach to quality improvement drive laboratory performance. PEx draws from the methodologies of Six Sigma, Lean Thinking and Design Excellence to empower our workforce, and refine our systems and processes to reduce errors and adverse effects; achieve top performance in patient care experience; improve customer satisfaction; increase capacity and productivity; and engage patients and physicians.


We offer high quality laboratory services at two convenient locations. An outpatient drawing station is located inside the main hospital campus just behind the main registration area, while our newest outpatient center in the City of Calexico – the Calexico Laboratory and Imaging Center offers many medical services including laboratory and radiology testing.

You do not need an appointment for most tests, but we recommend you ask your physician about special requirements for some tests.

Main Campus

1415 Ross Avenue
El Centro, CA 92243

Monday through Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sundays: Outpatient Services not available

Calexico Laboratory and Imaging Center

495 Birch Street
Calexico, CA 92231

Monday through Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm


The ECRMC Laboratory employs specimen couriers in order to provide the best service possible to our customers. Our couriers receive special training in the proper handling and transportation of specimens to ensure the viability of specimens and reliability of test results. The cities covered by our courier are Brawley, Calexico, El Centro, Holtville, and Imperial. Couriers are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.