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Express Care

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COVID-19 update: Our Express Care clinics remain open with additional safety meaures to protect you and our caregivers. If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, see COVID-19 Testing and Screening.

Video visits: We now offer Express Care video visits on weekdays for certain conditions. To schedule a video visit, call 800-926-8273 or go to MyUCSDChart.

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 check to see how many people are waiting and 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. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week
(Closed: 12–1 p.m. 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 Day (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?