Urgent Orthopedic Injuries

Our board-certified orthopedic physician assistants and nurse practitioners offer walk-in services and same-day appointments for common acute musculoskeletal injuries. 

Conditions Treated

  • Acute sports injuries
  • All types of common broken bones (fractures) such as a broken wrist, arm, shoulder, clavicle, or a broken toe, foot, ankle or leg
  • All types of common tendon and ligament injuries (sprains and strains) such as an AC sprain, rotator cuff sprain, or sprain of the wrist, hip, knee or ankle
  • Bruises (contusions)
  • Injuries caused by twists, falls or rolls

Services

  • X-rays
  • Splinting, casting and bracing for fractures and sprains
  • Steroid injections to treat acute inflammation in a joint or bursa

Advantages of Our Care

  • No appointments needed
  • Same-day appointments available. Call: 858-657-8200 or schedule through MyUCSDChart
  • Avoid higher co-pays and longer wait times of ER visits
  • Free parking with validation
  • Access to advanced specialty care services within UC San Diego Health, including in-house attending orthopedic surgeons and diagnostic radiologists with expertise in musculoskeletal imaging

Hours, Location, Payment

Hours

1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed on holidays)

Location

UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine 
4520 Executive Drive, Suite Plaza 1
San Diego, CA 92121 (map and directions)

Payment

  • We accept most PPO insurance plans, university-sponsored HMOs and UC San Diego student health plans.
  • Visits are billed as a regular office appointment; patient co-pay is office visit rate.
  • Our cash pay rate is $250 for an exam, splinting and casting. X-rays and durable medical equipment are billed separately.

Appointments

  • 858-657-8200
  • Walk-ins welcome
  • Hours: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed on holidays)

Location

La Jolla

Orthopedist