Patient Guide

Answers to Your Questions

Respecting patients and families as a health care provider means making them confident when they seek care: confident talking with their doctors and nurses, and comfortable with the process, from making appointments to finding a facility and understanding bills.

The goal of this patient guide is to familiarize Scripps patients and families with the process they might experience, to clarify some of the “unknown” and offer tips and practical information.

Are You Covered?

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Health care reform is giving more Americans the opportunity for medical coverage than ever before. There are many insurance plans that give you access to Scripps doctors, including plans offered through Covered California — the state’s new health insurance exchange. Learn more about your options.

En Español: Scripps en el mercado de seguros de salud

Essential Patient Publications

Patient Guide Magazine Feature

During your hospital stay, Scripps wants to meet your expectations, keep you safe and make you comfortable. Learn how patients and providers can partner to accomplish those goals in the following publications:

En Español: Cuidamos De Usted (PDF, 415 KB), Su Hospitalizacion (PDF, 506 KB)

Pay Bills Online

With Scripps Health’s online bill pay system, you can pay bills from the following:

  • Scripps hospitals
  • Scripps Clinic
  • Scripps Coastal Medical Center
  • Scripps Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group

Learn more about bill pay.

Stay Connected with CarePages

Scripps CarePages

CarePages is a network that helps people stay connected and communicate with friends and family during health events, and to connect with people in similar situations. Set up your page now, or visit a patient’s CarePage.