If you have a life-threatening medical emergency,
call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department.
ER locations in San Diego County are open 24 hours every day.
If you need same-day care from experienced doctors, visit UC San Diego Health's walk-in Urgent Care clinic in La Jolla. Get expert diagnosis and treatment for conditions that are
not life-threatening but should be treated within 24 hours. These include sprains, falls, flu, dehydration, vomiting and other conditions.
Key benefits: Same-day and extended-hours care available seven days a week. No appointment or referral is needed. You can even reserve your spot online to reduce time spent in the waiting room. For your convenience, we have X-rays and lab services on-site. You can use your insurance plan or "cash pay."
Urgent Care Location
Open daily 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Closes at 6 p.m. on July 4 and 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
- Closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Regular schedule on all other holidays.
- Clinic wait times may vary depending on patient volumes and treatment needs.
Who Can Use Urgent Care?
Individuals of all ages can get expert diagnosis and quick treatment for non-emergency health issues from experienced physicians.
We also offer urgent care with affiliated providers at more than two dozen convenient locations around San Diego County.
Look for contracted urgent care locations near you.
Symptoms and Conditions We Treat
Our dedicated physicians can diagnose, treat and recommend follow-up care for a wide range of non-emergency health issues that require urgent attention. These include:
- Accidents and falls
COVID-19 testing or symptom evaluation
- Cut that requires stitches
- Fever and flu
- Infections and skin rashes
- Minor trauma (such as broken finger)
- Moderate back problems
- Painful urination
- Recurrent headaches
- Severe sore throat
- Strains and sprains
Quick on-site testing: We offer "point-of-care" testing for certain conditions. You’ll get the results before you leave the clinic for the following: blood sugar (fingertip), flu test, pregnancy (urine test), strep test, rapid COVID-19 tests,
rapid RSV tests and urinalysis.
Paying for Urgent Care
We accept a variety of insurance plans and cash pay. Co-pays for Urgent Care visits are often lower than those for an ER visit but may be higher than that for a regular clinic visit.
You may also be able to use your employer-provided flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) to pay for Express Care. Check with your plan.
Contracted Urgent Care Clinics with Affiliated Providers
To offer you more care options around San Diego County, we partner with many urgent care facilities that see patients who have a UC San Diego Health primary care physician and have certain kinds of insurance. Please call your health insurance provider to verify your urgent care options and determine whether you can go to one of our affiliated urgent care locations listed below.