Why Choose UC San Diego Health?

UC San Diego Health has among the best doctors in San Diego and is nationally ranked in eight adult medical and surgical specialties by U.S. News and World Report. These are just some of the reasons to choose us as your health care provider. 

Learn more about our commitment to delivering the highest-quality care to all Californians.

Top Minds

We’re outsmarting ailments

With more than 1,400 doctors and scientists who are published experts in their fields, we’re well equipped to deliver unparalleled patient care. Armed with groundbreaking clinical research, our dedicated faculty is saving lives and shaping the future of medicine — from primary care to cancer, childbirth and numerous other disciplines. Their number includes 50 current and emeriti members of the renowned National Academy of Medicine at UC San Diego. As a patient, you’ll enjoy direct access to the top minds in modern medicine.

Quality Outcomes

Our achievements haven’t gone unnoticed

When it comes to your health care, quality matters. So when Healthgrades awarded UC San Diego Health its Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence four years in a row — placing us among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals in delivering superior care based on clinical outcomes — we were thrilled for our patients. This distinction proudly reflects upon our dedicated physician, nursing and research staffs. As does our "A" for hospital safety from The Leapfrog Group. 

Latest Advancements

Innovation is in our DNA

For decades, UC San Diego Health and its schools of medicine and pharmacy have been advancing medicine through breakthrough discoveries — including pioneering firsts in surgery, imaging, cancer treatment and cardiovascular care. In fact, we’re the only university-based health care system in San Diego to focus on developing new medicines and therapies — for both common and rare conditions. This all bodes well for our patients, because with hundreds of ongoing clinical trials, you’ll have immediate access to potentially life-saving medical advancements.

Access and Facilities

World-class care, right in your backyard

It’s all right there. Just waiting. Ready to serve you. A network filled with the most brilliant minds in medicine. And it’s backed with the most advanced research technologies and patient care facilities available, including our newly opened Jacobs Medical Center and the only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region. Which is why UC San Diego Health is committed to working with numerous health insurance plans and products — to ensure that more Californians have access to the highest quality care available.

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