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Facts at a Glance

UC San Diego Health fulfills a special and important role in San Diego. As the region's only academic medical center, our doctors take care of the sickest and most complex patients, conduct research to advance medicine and train the next generation of physicians. 

Hospitals and Major Facilities

UC San Diego Health offers inpatient and specialty care in La Jolla and Hillcrest, as well as primary, urgent and Express Care at clinics conveniently located throughout the region.

UC San Diego Medical Center, Jacobs Medical Center and Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center operate under one license, with a combined capacity of 799 beds.

Regional Services

UC San Diego Health is a referral center for complex, specialty care that is beyond the breadth and scope of most community hospitals:

Charity Care and Other Benefits to the Community 

UC San Diego Health provided $599M in charity care and other benefits to the community in the fiscal year 2021.


UC San Diego Health doctors care for patients at:

Academic Enterprise 

UC San Diego Health Sciences has: 

  • 3 professional schools: UC San Diego School of Medicine; Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science
  • 20+ graduate degree programs: Includes master’s and doctoral programs, as well as joint programs with San Diego State University 
  • 1,700+ faculty members
  • 3,000+ students, postdocs, residents and fellows outpatient surgeries.

Appointments & Referrals