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Epilepsy Center in Kern County

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders worldwide. Approximately 35,000 patients in Kern County have epilepsy, and of those, one-third of those patients could be candidates for life-changing surgery, leading to freedom from disabling seizures.

Kern Medical is proud to join the USC Epilepsy Care Consortium, a unique and unprecedented patient care partnership comprised of 4 additional comprehensive epilepsy centers certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. We are now able to offer Central Valley adult residents to receive the specialized epilepsy care they need. The primary objective of establishing the Epilepsy Center is to capture and classify the spells, advance treatment plans, and assess surgical candidacy.

Services Provided at the Epilepsy Center

The Kern Medical Epilepsy Center provides comprehensive services including:

  • Routine EEG
  • Ambulatory Video EEG
  • Critical Care Continuous Video EEG
  • Video EEG Study in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • All studies will be reviewed with seizure software, by an R.EEG/CLTM Technologist
  • Epileptologist, an expert in epileptic seizures and seizure disorders, will review all studies
  • The team will collaborate with each patient for best treatment plans
  • There will be quality improvement markers
  • Development of a follow-up process for every patient to keep treatment plans on track

To book an appointment at the Epilepsy Center, please call 661.862.4140

Epilepsy in Kern County

Among the 21 comprehensive epilepsy centers in California certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), no adult epilepsy center exists between Sacramento and Los Angeles.

  • Over 30,000 patients with epilepsy in Kern County
  • One-third of patients with epilepsy are refractory
  • Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological problem

Neurodiagnostics Referral Form

If you or a loved one are living with epilepsy in Kern County, you are not alone. For support, go to or call Doug Valdez of the Epilepsy Society of Kern County at 661.634.9810.