Hillcrest Medical Campus Redevelopment
We're transforming the landscape of world-class health care.
The Hillcrest Medical Campus Redevelopment Project represents a reimagining of how academic medicine can better serve you, your family and the whole community.
Hillcrest Outpatient Pavillion
The first phase of the redevelopment project includes the opening of the Hillcrest Outpatient Pavilion planned for 2025. The 6-floor, 250,000-square-foot advanced medical facility will house key clinical programs, addressing the region's growing demand for specialized diagnostic, treatment and surgical services, notably in cancer care. Below are some of its key features and anticipated services.
Hillcrest Medical Campus Vision
The redevelopment of the 62-acre Hillcrest Medical Campus is a major step forward for UC San Diego Health and health care in central San Diego and beyond. With modern, state-of-the-art facilities and upgraded infrastructure, we will enhance the vitality and creativity of the region’s only academic medical center, leading to new ideas and new ways of practicing medicine.
We will continue to deliver all the critical care services that define our more than 50-year commitment to the community. This includes a Level 1 Trauma Center, Regional Burn Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center, as well as an Emergency Department with more than 50,000 patient visits per year.
While the first phase of the redevelopment includes completion of the outpatient pavilion, a parking garage and street upgrades, later phases of the project will involve replacing the main hospital. Workforce housing will also be built to foster a walkable, living-and-learning environment, while select retail amenities and large greenspace will create a welcoming destination for you, your family and the community.
Give to the Hillcrest Outpatient Pavilion Fund
Revitalizing Health Care
We've been a beacon of hope and healing in Hillcrest since 1966, when the university began operating the former county hospital. Already a premier destination for patients in our region, you can help us expand and improve our ability to deliver world-class care to our community.
Protecting Canyon Wildlife
The natural canyon areas around the medical campus are home to many native plant and wildlife species. To protect this vibrant biodiversity, we designated 20-plus acres as “Canyon District” land use, which will remain natural open space. We are also carefully planning for barriers, signage, and appropriate lighting and landscaping near the Canyon District.
Hillcrest Medical Campus
Phase 1 of the Redevelopment