Emergency Services at UC San Diego Health System

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UC San Diego Health System Emergency Department

Hillcrest Emergency Services
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego CA, 92103
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La Jolla Emergency Services
9434 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla CA, 92093
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UC San Diego Health System Emergency Services - Hillcrest

UC San Diego Medical Center offers comprehensive emergency care and operates the region's first Level I Trauma Center, which treats the highest level of critical injury. Patients have access to all major medical specialties, including a certified comprehensive stroke center, labor and delivery unit, and Level III NICU.

UC San Diego Health System Emergency Services - La Jolla

Emergency services in La Jolla are located in the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center - a comprehensive heart center and certified primary stroke center. The emergency department in La Jolla offers a broad range of acute care and specialty consultation.

The emergency department is staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians trained in one or more specialties. A full-time attending physician is present 24 hours a day.

Emergency Department Care and Costs

The Emergency Department’s policy is that all patients receive a physical examination by a doctor prior to any contact with the patient's insurer or primary care physician. This ensures you will receive the most appropriate care regardless of your ability to pay or the decision of your health plan concerning payment.

Why You May Get More Than One Bill

If you receive multiple bills, they will be for different parts of your emergency room visit. You will receive a bill for services provided by the Emergency Department doctor. You may also receive a bill from the UC San Diego Health System for hospital services, such as nursing, lab tests and radiology. There may be additional bills for services provided by other specialty physicians involved in your care.

Questions regarding billing?

  • For bills from UC San Diego Emergency Physician's Group, call 866-679-7477.
  • For bills from UC San Diego Health System, call 855-827-3633.