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Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Emergency Room

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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 Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center, located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla near I-5 and Genesee Avenue.
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla Emergency Room
Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center
9888 Genesee Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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    The emergency and trauma center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Scripps La Jolla’s emergency room provides trauma care 24 hours a day

The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, just off I-5 on Genesee Avenue. As a Level II trauma center, we provide around-the-clock emergency services to people throughout San Diego County. 


Our 33,000-square-foot center is located on the ground floor of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. With 51 private beds and on-site imaging, we’re equipped to diagnose and treat most serious or life-threatening illnesses and injuries.


Scripps La Jolla 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

The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.

Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center

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Welcome to the center

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

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Advanced monitoring

Beds monitor vital signs and measure patient weight for medication dosage.

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Expandable trauma bays

The bays include advanced surgical lighting and overhead X-ray and image projection.

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Nurses station

The 33,000-square-foot-center is designed to deliver comprehensive life-saving care.

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Large waiting area

The area includes convenient caregiver access for up-to-date patient information.

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Ambulance bays

The center is equipped to treat patients with the most life-threatening injuries.