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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. Care is provided by board-certified nurse practitioners. (Go to list of conditions treated.)

Express Care Locations

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m., seven 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


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


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



Insurance and cash payment are accepted.

Conditions Treated

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

Meet Our Specialists

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

Walk-In Clinics