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.
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)
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.
Learn more about vaccines, including children’s doses, booster shots and additional doses, and how to find an appointment near you.
In alignment with county recommendations, some visitor restrictions have been established for our hospitals and clinics. Some exceptions may apply as determined by the caregiving team.
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.
Scripps has developed the COVID Recovery Program for our patients who have been previously infected with COVID-19 and are experiencing lingering complications.
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.
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
Masks are still required at all Scripps facilities, even if you’re fully vaccinated. Patients and everyone else entering Scripps hospitals and clinics should bring their own medical-grade masks or face coverings — such as a surgical mask or N95 mask — with them to help prevent transmission from infected individuals who may or may not have symptoms of COVID-19. Cloth masks, gaiters and masks with small plastic valves embedded in the front will not be permitted.