About Us

Emergency care you can count on

When you or a loved one needs immediate medical expertise, you can count on the emergency department at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla to deliver the highest standard of clinical care and customer service — 24 hours a day, seven days a week — in a private, comfortable setting. Our board-certified emergency physicians registered nurses, emergency technicians and administrative staff provide care for more than 29,000 patients each year.

Certified stroke center

Scripps La Jolla recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and was designated a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center.

What does this means for you? Fast and effective care when you need it most. Scripps La Jolla is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and highly trained specialists who provide immediate diagnosis and stroke intervention.

Trauma care leaders

Scripps La Jolla is one of San Diego County’s six Trauma Centers. In 1984, Scripps joined forces with other medical centers and the San Diego County Emergency Medical Services to form a countywide trauma system that serves as a model for other trauma systems throughout the United States.

Whatever your emergency, you will receive prompt and specialized care. Our emergency room physicians work with our specialists to provide the highest quality diagnostic and interventional care. Our cardiac and stroke teams are on hand to ensure quick access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic and interventional imaging equipment and cardiac catheterization lab for the best possible outcome for our patients.