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Express Care

Logo: UC San Diego Health Express Care

COVID-19 testing update: Asymptomatic testing is not offered at Express Care clinics. COVID-19 testing for people who were exposed or have symptoms is offered only during a visit with a provider, who will evaluate your symptoms and determine whether testing is warranted. See COVID-19 Testing for other options and more information.

  Video visits: We offer Express Care video visits for certain health conditions 7 days a week. To schedule a video visit, call 800-926-8273 or go to MyUCSDChart.

Express Care is a walk-in option for coughs, colds, sore throats, ear infections, simple fractures or sprains, and other minor health care needs. We also offer wellness services, including screenings for certain prescriptions and camp / school screenings.

Clinics are staffed by experienced, board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants. X-ray services are available at some locations, but there are no lab services.

Express Care Locations

Downtown San Diego

203 West F St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 800-926-8273
Map and directions

Open daily 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Closed: 12–1 p.m. for lunch, and on UC San Diego holidays)
No X-ray services

Encinitas

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

Open daily 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Closed: 12–1 p.m. for lunch, and on UC San Diego holidays)
X-ray services: Available

Eastlake

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

Open daily 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Closed: 12–1 p.m. for lunch, and on UC San Diego holidays)
X-ray services: Available

 



Payment

Insurance and cash payments are accepted at Express Care clinics. We do not accept USHIP student health insurance.

Symptoms and Conditions Treated at Express Care

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

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bladder or urinary tract infections
  • Coughs and colds
  • COVID-19 symptoms (testing available only for symptomatic patients with a provider visit)
  • Diarrhea and vomiting
  • Earaches and ear infections
  • Fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Minor burns, cuts and sprains
  • Simple fractures, sprains and strains
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin infections
  • Sore throat or strep throat

Walk-In Wellness Services

Express Care locations also offer:

  • Flu vaccinations (Downtown San Diego and Encinitas locations only)
  • 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

 

Express Care 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.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (third Monday in January)
  • Presidents' Day (third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday in May)
  • Juneteenth holiday (June 19)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (first Monday in September)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Friday after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas holidays (December 23 through 25)
  • New Year's Eve holiday (December 30)
  • New Year's Day holiday (December 31)

Meet Our Express Care Specialists

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

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