Express Care

Logo: UC San Diego Health Express Care

Express Care is a new walk-in option for common health care needs — including coughs and colds, sore throats, ear infections, and simple fractures or sprains — as well as wellness visits for certain kinds of prescriptions or camp or school health screenings. Care is provided by board-certified nurse practitioners. See a full list of conditions treated

Two Walk-In Clinic Locations: Downtown and Encinitas


patients in line Downtown


203 West F Street
San Diego (map and directions)
Walk-ins welcome or check to see how many people are waiting and save your spot in line.


1200 Garden View Road, Suite 110
Encinitas (map and directions)
Walk-ins welcome or call 800-926-8273 to make an appointment.

Express Care Hours

8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (both locations)
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday – Sunday (Downtown location only)
Closed on UC San Diego holidays


Insurance and cash payment are accepted.

Conditions Treated

Our board-certified nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat urgent conditions in patients of all ages, including:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Coughs and colds
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Sore throat or strep throat
  • Sinus infections
  • Minor burns, cuts, and sprains
  • Bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Skin infections
  • Simple fractures, sprains and strains

Diagnostic X-ray and lab services are available only at the Encinitas location.

Walk-in Wellness Services

Express Care locations also offer:

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Sports physicals or health screenings for camp or school 
  • EpiPen prescriptions
  • STI testing and treatment 
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing (Quantiferon (blood) testing only) 
  • Well child exams for children 5 years and older only 
  • Well adolescent exams
  • Gynecology needs, including well woman exams, birth control prescriptions, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception


Meet Our Specialists

Express Care is staffed with experienced nurse practitioners. Meet our team.

ER, Urgent or Express Care?