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 Mercy Hospital San Diego 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 Conrad Prebys Emergency and Trauma Center, located on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego near the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street in Hillcrest.
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego Emergency Room
Conrad Prebys Emergency and Trauma Center
4077 5th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92103 Get directions
    Emergency Services

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Scripps Mercy San Diego’s emergency room provides trauma care 24 hours a day

The Conrad Prebys Emergency and Trauma Center is located on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, near the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street in Hillcrest. As a Level I trauma center, we provide around-the-clock emergency services to people throughout San Diego County. 


Scripps Mercy Hospital 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 Conrad Prebys Emergency and Trauma Center is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.