Medical Ethics Committee

When Difficult Treatment Choices Must Be Made in Health Care...we believe patients should participate in their medical care decisions.


The UC San Diego Health Ethics consult service is free of charge and provided by members of the Health System hospital ethics committee who have received training in the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct consults.  We have a consultant available to perform consults for Health System patients at  Hillcrest or Thornton Hospitals 24 hours a day - 7 days a week. 

  • Web Page 4864 or call Medical Staff Administration at 619-543-7874. 
  • AFTER HOURS - Call the Page Operator at 619-543-6440
  • Medical Ethics Consultation Information 

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Please contact Medical Staff Administration at 619-543-7874.