Express Care

Logo: UC San Diego Health Express Care

Express Care is a walk-in option for minor 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. Walk in for same-day care or save your spot in line.

We have clinics in several San Diego County locations and they are staffed by experienced, board-certified nurse practitioners. X-ray services are available at some locations, but there are no lab services. Any results will be recorded in your MyUCSDChart account.

Express Care Locations

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., 7 days a week
(Closed: 1–2 p.m. Sat–Sun for lunch, and on UC San Diego holidays)

Downtown San Diego

203 West F St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 800-926-8273
Map and directions
No X-ray services


1505 Encinitas Blvd.
Encinitas, CA 92024
Phone: 800-926-8273
Map and directions
X-ray services: Available


2295 Otay Lakes Road, Suite 110
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Phone: 800-926-8273
Map and directions
X-ray services: Available



Insurance and cash payments are accepted at Express Care clinics.

Symptoms and Conditions Treated at Express Care

Our board-certified nurse practitioners can diagnose and treat minor conditions in patients 6 months and older, 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

Walk-In Wellness Services

Express Care locations also offer:

  • Flu vaccinations
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Sports physicals or health screenings for camp or school for children ages 6 and up
  • EpiPen prescriptions
  • STI testing and treatment
  • Tuberculosis (TB) testing (Quantiferon (blood) testing only)
  • Gynecology needs, including birth control prescriptions and pregnancy testing

Holiday Closures

Our Express Care clinics are closed on the following holidays. If a major holiday falls on Saturday or Sunday, it's typically observed on the closest weekday.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Presidents' Day (third Monday in February)
  • César Chávez Day (last Friday in March)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve(December 24)
  • Christmas Eve (December 25)
  • New Year's Eve (December 31)

Meet Our Express Care Specialists

Our Express Care clinics are staffed by experienced nurse practitioners. Meet our team.

Express Care or Urgent Care?