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

Current walk-in wait time:
2

Downtown

203 West F Street
San Diego (map and directions)
800-926-8273
Walk-ins welcome or check to see how many people are waiting and save your spot in line.

Encinitas

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

Payment

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) 
  • Gynecology needs, including 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?