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

Patient Essentials Magazine

Patient Guide Magazine Feature

Scripps Patient Essentials Magazine (PDF, 6.68 MB) includes helpful information about receiving care at Scripps, including:

  • Answers to your billing questions
  • Safe medical care: How you can participate
  • About Advance Directives

En Español: Escenciales Para Pacientes (PDF, 6.22 MB)

Pay Bills Online

With Scripps Health’s electronic bill pay system, you can pay bills from Scripps facilities, including:

  • 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 safe, free 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.