Emergency Services at UC San Diego Health System

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UC San Diego Health System Emergency Department

Hillcrest Emergency Department
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego CA, 92103
619-543-6400
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La Jolla Emergency Department
9434 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla CA, 92093
858-657-7600
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Emergency services are available 24 hours a day at UC San Diego Medical Center and the La Jolla Emergency Department located inside UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.

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.

Fast track care for minor injuries and illnesses is offered daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at both the Sulpzio Cardiovascular Center in La Jolla and the Medical Center in Hillcrest. Financial issues: In general, you are responsible for all charges associated with your care. If you have a health plan, you may be required to notify the insurer or primary care physician prior to, or immediately after, seeking care in the Emergency Department. Read more about fees for care in the Emergency Department.

The Emergency Department's policy is that all patients receive an 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 you health plan concerning payment.