Urgent Care

If you need same-day care from experienced doctors, visit UC San Diego Health's Urgent Care clinic in La Jolla. Walk in or save your spot online.

Get expert diagnosis and treatment for conditions that are not life-threatening but should be treated within 24 hours. These include sprains, falls, flu, dehydration, vomiting and other conditions.

Note: The "Save My Spot" feature allows you to select a time frame for your visit so we can plan for your arrival. However, Urgent Care wait times through Save My Spot may not be based on the order of arrival. The wait times may change unexpectedly according to the number of patients waiting and the need to treat those with more serious conditions first. We appreciate your understanding.

Urgent Care Highlights

  • Urgent Care is open seven days a week, including evenings and weekends — view hours and locations.
  • Our same-day or next-day services are available for patients of all ages.
  • No appointment or referral is needed.
  • You can even reserve your spot online to reduce time spent in the waiting room.
  • For your convenience, we have X-ray and lab services on-site.
  • Fast on-site testing is available for some conditions.
  • You can use your insurance plan or "cash pay."
  • See conditions and symptoms treated

Save My Spot Online

Emergency Care

If you have a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.

Our ER locations in San Diego County are open 24 hours every day.

Urgent Care Hours and Locations

Hours for our La Jolla clinic: Open daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

  • Closes at 6 p.m. on July 4 and 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
  • Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • Regular schedule on all other holidays

Hours for affiliated providers: We partner with several urgent care facilities around San Diego County.

La Jolla Urgent Care

For all ages | Wait times may change unexpectedly based on the number of patients waiting and the need to treat those with more serious conditions first

Save My Spot

Patient Experience Rating

This is a summary of each location’s ratings in Urgent Care.

Urgent Care Locations for Our Affiliated Providers

To offer you more care options around San Diego County, we partner with many urgent care facilities that see patients who have a UC San Diego Health primary care physician and have certain kinds of insurance.

Please call your health insurance provider to verify your urgent care options and determine whether you can go to one of our affiliated urgent care locations listed below.

Who Can Use Urgent Care?

Individuals of all ages can get expert diagnoses and quick treatment for non-emergency health issues from experienced physicians.

Symptoms and Conditions We Treat

Our dedicated physicians can diagnose, treat and recommend follow-up care for a wide range of non-emergency health issues that require urgent attention. These include:

  • Accidents and falls
  • COVID-19 testing or symptom evaluation
  • Cuts that require stitches
  • Dehydration
  • Fever and flu
  • Infections and skin rashes
  • Minor trauma (such as broken fingers)
  • Moderate back problems
  • Painful urination
  • Recurrent headaches
  • Severe sore throat
  • Strains and sprains
  • Vomiting

Quick On-Site Testing

We offer “point-of-care” testing for certain conditions. You’ll get the results before you leave the clinic for the following:

  • Blood sugar (fingertip)
  • Flu test
  • Pregnancy (urine test)
  • Strep test
  • Rapid COVID-19 tests
  • Rapid RSV tests
  • Urinalysis

Paying for Urgent Care

You can pay with your health insurance plan or use cash pay. Co-pays for Urgent Care visits are often lower than those for an ER visit but may be higher than that for a regular clinic visit.

You may also be able to use your employer-provided flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for Express Care. Check with your plan.