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Emergency services are available 24 hours a day in Hillcrest and La Jolla.
Emergency Room Locations
UC San Diego Medical Center
200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Map and directions
|La Jolla Emergency
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9434 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla CA, 92037
Map and directions
UC San Diego Does Not Provide "Urgent Care" Services
At this time, UC San Diego Health System provides emergency services, but does not have urgent care facilities. We are contracted with a number of urgent care facilities for some of our patients.
Contracted Urgent Care
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.
Inside the Hillcrest Emergency Room
Learn more about the comprehensive care and specialty services available in the Emergency Department, and see what the process is like for patients at the Medical Center in Hillcrest, from sign-in to discharge.
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 you health plan concerning payment.
Why You May Receive 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 1-866-679-7477.
For bills from UC San Diego Health System, call 855-827-3633.
Emergency-Related Specialty Services