Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency in Los Angeles, Part 1

Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency, Part 1You just moved to Los Angeles.

You started your new job.

You super busy unpacking and getting settled.

You get sick in the evening or on a Saturday and need to see a doctor.

This scenario is quite common. Getting unpacked into your new home, getting kids situated in their new schools and you learning the best routes through traffic to get to your new dream job on time leave can set you up for unexpected emergencies.

Furthermore, you’ve been so busy at work and getting settled at home, trying out new restaurants and seeing local sights that you haven’t even looked at your medical insurance paperwork, found a doctor or located the nearest hospital or urgent care.

Here is our guide for locating the necessary things before they’re needed in Los Angeles:

Medical Emergencies

  • Pick a couple of hours to dedicate to finding the nearest urgent care (for minor crises), hospital emergency room (for major crises), twenty-four hour pharmacies (for late night medical needs), and map the best routes for getting to them from your home. You can search your favorite online maps, Yelp, or sites dedicated to the medical profession such as ZocDoc (which even offers a filter by your medical insurance).
  • Now, locate and map routes from your place of employment and each of your children’s schools and activities. You may find that the urgent care facility near your children’s schools is different from the one you would go to nearest your home, so note which is which on your list.
  • Don’t forget to find an emergency dentist. Sometimes, a knocked-out or broken tooth can be saved by a dentist specializing in emergency dental procedures. If tooth pain wakes you in the middle of the night, you may not be able to wait for an appointment with your regular dentist either. An emergency dentist can get you some relief.
  • Once you’ve located the potential facilities, add their telephone number and address to your contacts, or create a portable document and place it in an accessible location. For digital access, think GoogleDocs, DropBox, Box, SugarSync or another file-sharing cloud server that has an app for your smartphone. Give a copy to each member of the family of driving age.
  • Finally, plan to locate the actual facilities as you run general errands, while shopping, or coming and going from work or school. Specifically take time to locate the emergency or late-night entrances so that you do not lose precious time during an emergency trying to locate the emergency driveway or entrance.
  • For your furry friends, locate a 24-hour pet hospital or clinic or a veterinarian that makes house calls.
  • Good to know: If you believe your child or pet has ingested something poisonous, the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ number is 1 (800) 222-1222. Put it in your phone. Post it on your refrigerator. Teach it to your babysitters and pet-minders.

If you need assistance locating reputable service personnel or have other questions about your neighborhood in Los Angeles, your real estate professional can guide you.

Brought to you by Jerry & Rachel Hsieh

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Learning Your Neighborhood Before an Emergency in Los Angeles, Part 1

Jerry and Rachel Hsieh

In the past 13 years in real estate and at the age of 38, Jerry has had the good fortune of experiencing all of this at some point and has established himself as one of the premiere AWARD WINNING Realtors in the industry. Jerry began his career at Coldwell Banker with incredible heat: He was named the top “rookie” agent his inaugural year with over $4.5 million dollars listed and/or sold (Most 1st year agents don’t complete any transactions). Since then, his real estate career has been non-stop and he has quickly become the realtor that other young realtors talks about. In 2010, in a down market, Jerry and Rachel sold 24 homes within a 1 mile radius of the Pico/Fairfax area. They have sold over 50 homes in the Picfair Area in the past 4 years, more than any other realtor. From 2011 until now, Jerry and Rachel’s Team has grown, as has Jerry’s experience and expertise.