COVID Update: Masks are still required in health care settings, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Also, Scripps does not provide COVID-19 tests for asymptomatic patients. See FAQs.

At Scripps, we always care about the health and safety of our patients, but never more so than now. With extra precautions in place, we welcome you back for all your health care needs — including primary, specialty and emergency care. Scripps is here for you.

How we are keeping you safe

A nurse wearing a mask talks with a patient wearing a face covering.

How we are keeping you safe

To make sure you get care safely, we are taking the following precautions:


  • Screenings for everyone entering our facilities
  • Required face coverings for all physicians, staff and patients
  • Curbside check-in option and social distancing in waiting rooms
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfection for all facilities and equipment
  • Limited visitors to all our facilities (see our visitation policy)

Testing

Testing

If you suspect you have COVID symptoms, visit MyScripps and answer the COVID-19 Symptom Checker questions. This will lead to appointment scheduling if indicated. 

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

We’ve answered some questions about the coronavirus — information about the vaccine, how to protect yourself and what to do if you need care not related to COVID-19.

Vaccines

Vaccines

Learn more about vaccines, including children’s doses, booster shots and additional doses, and how to find an appointment near you. 

Visitor restrictions

Visitor restrictions

In alignment with county recommendations, we are restricting visitors from our hospitals and clinics. Some exceptions may apply as determined by the caregiving team.

Appointments

Appointments

As we continue to treat COVID-19 patients, please know our doctors are still here for you, both virtually and in-person. Some conditions may still require a visit to your doctor’s office.

COVID Recovery Program

COVID Recovery Program

Scripps has developed the COVID Recovery Program for our patients who have been previously infected with COVID-19 and are experiencing lingering complications. 

Frequently asked questions

We’ve answered some common questions about coronavirus. We’ve also answered additional FAQs about testing and appointments.

Is it safe to go to the hospital or a doctor’s office? 

At Scripps, everything we do, we do to protect the health and safety of our patients, staff and clinicians. That is why we are thoughtfully and cautiously phasing in a return of services to make sure that you can access the care you need when you need it. 


Rest assured that our clinics and hospitals are safe places to receive medical care for everything from preventative health visits at our outpatient clinics to heart care and cancer treatments at our specialty clinics to immediate medical issues at our urgent care facilities and emergency rooms.

What safety measures against coronavirus are taking place? 

To protect everyone who enters our facilities, we also have put in place safeguards to protect team members and patients. Enhanced infection prevention and safety measures include:


  • Isolating patients with coronavirus 
  • Maintaining enhanced visitor restrictions at all our hospitals and clinics
  • Requiring all physicians, staff members, patients and visitors to wear face coverings
  • Rigorous cleaning and disinfecting protocols for all facilities and equipment
  • COVID-19 testing for all patients being admitted to the hospital, OB patients and those scheduled for surgery


Patients and visitors to all Scripps facilities should bring their own face coverings with them to help protect themselves and others. Note, masks with small plastic valves are not being permitted at Scripps. While they protect the wearer, they do not protect others, and you’ll be asked to put on a different mask. Neck gaiters, which can be pulled over the mouth and nose as needed, are also not being allowed.