COVID Update: Scripps provides COVID-19 tests only for patients with moderate to severe symptoms, and at-risk patients with mild symptoms. Read our FAQs.

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Emergency Room

COVID-19 update

Updated Dec. 28, 2021 — Scripps is experiencing a significant increase in call volume due to a recent rise in those who want to get tested for COVID-19. Wait times may exceed one hour or more. For additional assistance, please explore our virtual care options. We encourage you to learn more about additional testing options offered through the County.

The exterior of the The Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Emergency Room
Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion
354 Santa Fe Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Scripps Encinitas offers emergency care in Northern San Diego

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has served North County’s coastal communities since 1978. The emergency department is located inside The Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion at Santa Fe Drive and I-5. All Scripps ERs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Scripps Encinitas is open and safe. Visitor restrictions are in effect and face masks are required. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, call  888-261-8431 first.

Whenever a situation is life-threatening, call 9-1-1 immediately. Learn which symptoms should be evaluated in an emergency room.

Information for patients and visitors

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.

The Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion

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Take a photo tour

Click through the slides to see what to expect during your visit.

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Expanded care

The facility expands emergency and inpatient care in North County.

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Growing demand

The building increases the hospital’s inpatient bed count to 194.

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Natural light

Natural light fills three separate intake rooms.

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Emergency room

The first floor houses a 26-bed emergency department.

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Calming environment

Imaging suites feature high ceilings and tropical accents.

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Medical-surgical inpatient rooms

36 private inpatient rooms feature sunset or rooftop garden views.

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New helistop

An air ambulance approaches our rooftop helistop.

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Fast transport

Fast transport is available to transport patients to one of our trauma centers.