Scripps Centralized Credentialing Department

Putting the patient first by providing quality, patient-centered care is both our passion and mission at Scripps Health. We seek partnerships with providers who share our mission and have all of the necessary qualifications and credentials to practice medicine that delivers quality, safe and compassionate care at Scripps.

Medical team at Scripps

Scripps currently has more than 4,500 medical professionals in a variety of medical specialties. The medical staff includes physicians (MD, DO, OD), dentists (DDS, DMD) and podiatrists (DPM). Our advanced practice professionals include nurses (APN, FNP, CNM), physician assistants (PA), occupational therapists (OT), doctors of philosophy (PhDs) and others. Many of our medical professionals hold privileges at multiple Scripps facilities.

Credentialing and privileging

In collaboration with the Medical Staff Offices and Scripps Health Plan Services, Scripps Centralized Credentialing conducts the Primary Verifications required to be credentialed at all Scripps entities, including our hospitals, clinics and health plans. Our rigorous credentialing process ensures that Scripps follows all federal and state regulatory requirements, including The Joint Commission accreditation standards for verifying credentials and granting privileges to qualified practitioners.

This process is performed at initial evaluation and reappointment, as well as ongoing monitoring of every Scripps physician’s education and training, current competence, certifications, licensure, professional conduct criteria and more. Some of the verified information gathered about our practitioners is displayed in the Doctor Finder on, along with information that comes from Scripps Marketing & Communications and other sources.