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Walk-In Clinics: Urgent Care and Express Care Wait Times

COVID-19 Tests: Rapid NAAT testing is available at some locations and is not subject to the wait times listed on this page. See COVID-19 Testing for more information or to save your spot.

Express Care Video Visits: We also offer Express Care video visits for certain conditions 7 days a week. Schedule an online visit: 800-926-8273 or MyUCSDChart.



Emergency Care

If you have a life-threatening injury or other medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency department.

Our ER locations in San Diego County are open 24/7.

About Express Care

Express Care is a walk-in option for children and adults. It’s ideal for common health care needs, including sore throats, ear infections and minor injuries. Wellness visits are also available. Care is provided by board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Learn about Express Care.

About Urgent Care

Urgent Care is for conditions that require medical care within 24 hours, but are not life-threatening, such as sprains, falls, flu and vomiting. The service is available at UC San Diego Health’s La Jolla location or through contracted providers across the county.

Learn about Urgent Care.

Where Should I Go?

What’s the difference between Express Care, Urgent Care and ER?