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Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Emergency Room

COVID-19 update

During this time, it is critical that we protect our patients, as well as staff, clinicians and community. Therefore, we have restricted all visitors to our hospitals and clinics until further notice. Exceptions may be made in advance by the clinical care team to support the goals of care discussions for appropriate patients. Walk-up hospital visitors will not be allowed. More information is available on our Visiting Hours and Guidelines page. ​

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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    The ER is 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.