Emergency Services

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Hillcrest and La Jolla Emergency Locations Open 24 Hours

Hillcrest Emergency
UC San Diego Medical Center

200 W. Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103

Map and directions


La Jolla Emergency
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center

9434 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla CA, 92037

Map and directions


Urgent Care Services

UC San Diego Health offers urgent care at clinics in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo. We also are contracted with a number of urgent care facilities for some of our patients.

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UC San Diego Health Emergency Services - Hillcrest

Emergency Services UC San Diego Medical Center offers comprehensive emergency care, including:

UC San Diego Health Emergency Services - La Jolla

Emergency services in La Jolla are located in the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center with access to all major medical specialties, such as:

Our emergency care locations in Hillcrest and La Jolla are staffed by board-certified emergency medicine physicians trained in one or more specialties. A full-time attending physician is present 24 hours a day.

Emergency Department Care, Costs, and Billing

Our policy is that all emergency patients receive a physical examination by a doctor prior to any contact with the patient's insurer or primary care physician. This ensures you will receive the most appropriate care regardless of your ability to pay or the decision of your health plan concerning payment.

You may receive separate bills for different parts of your emergency room visit. If you have questions, please visit Billing and Insurance Information or call:

  • For bills from UC San Diego Emergency Physician's Group, call 1-866-679-7477.
  • For bills from UC San Diego Health, call 855-827-3633.

Inside the Hillcrest Emergency Room

Learn more about the comprehensive care and specialty services available in the Emergency Department, and see what the process is like for patients at the Medical Center in Hillcrest, from sign-in to discharge.

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