Prebys Cardiovascular Institute

The exterior of Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla near I-5 and Genesee Avenue.
Prebys Cardiovascular Institute
9888 Genesee Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
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    Visiting Hours

    8 am - 8:30 pm

    Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.

Nationally recognized heart care at Prebys Cardiovascular Institute in San Diego

Located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, about 15 miles north of downtown San Diego, Prebys Cardiovascular Institute offers award-winning heart care to patients throughout the West Coast.

Our services

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute offers some of the most advanced heart care and surgery available, including:



Learn more about Scripps heart care services.


We’re also home to the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Located on the ground floor of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute, this Level II trauma center provides 24-hour emergency care. 

Information for patients and visitors

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.

Directions and parking

Prebys Cardiovascular Institute is located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. The campus entrance is on Genesee Avenue, between I-5 and Campus Point Drive. Once you enter the main driveway, you’ll see the seven-story Prebys Cardiovascular Institute on your right. Download and print our campus map. (PDF, 1.3 MB)


Paid parking is available in several locations throughout the campus: 


  • Underground Parking Structure A, located beneath Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (9888 building)
  • Parking Structures B and C, located next to Ximed Medical Center (9850 building) 
  • Limited, open-air parking for emergency room patients and visitors in front of the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center


Scripps charges for parking after 30 minutes. We also offer valet parking for an additional fee. Our rates are as follows: 


  • First 30 minutes: Free
  • 31 minutes to 3 hours: $4 
  • Each additional hour after 3 hours: $1
  • Maximum per day: $10
  • Valet parking: Additional $5 (Valet service is located in the circular drive in front of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla)


Parking for disabled visitors and clergy is free. Visitors with disabilities can receive validation from a valet attendant, or at the information desk after valet hours. Clergy can receive validation from the administrative office.


Parking fees must be paid using our self-pay kiosks. You can use any payment type (cash, debit card or credit card). Self-pay kiosks are conveniently located throughout the campus:


  • Outside Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (9888 building), near the fountain 
  • Inside Parking Structure B, in the elevator lobby 
  • Inside Parking Structure C


If you prefer to pay with cash, an ATM is located on the lower level of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (near the elevators).

Visiting hours and guidelines

General hospital visiting times are 8 am – 8:30 pm, but may be adjusted based on the patient’s needs or wishes. Learn more about our hospital visitation policy, including guidelines for children and service animals.

Gift shop

If you’d like to give or send flowers or gifts to a hospitalized patient, Scripps offers two convenient options. Learn more about our on-site and online gift shops.

Out-of-town patients and visitors

If you’re from out-of-town or traveling from another country, we're here to help plan your visit and support you during your stay.


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Take a photo tour

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

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Modern architecture

Located at Scripps Memorial La Jolla, the lobby has a modern, open look.

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Design and windows

The curve helps us get to patients quicker. Large windows let it natural light.

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Convenient cafe

Located on the ground floor, the cafe offers a healthy, diverse menu.

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Main lobby lounge

Families and visitors can relax and wait in the comfortable lounge.

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Standard patient rooms

All 108 single-patient rooms have a private bathroom and pull-out couch.

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Family waiting areas

Your family will have access to quiet, comfortable spaces during your stay.

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ICU nurses station

A dedicated nurse's station is outside of every two ICU rooms.

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ICU patient rooms

We have 59 ICU rooms on two floors, with a nurse just 60 feet away.

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Surgical waiting room

Family can wait in our large waiting room during your surgery.

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Cardiac catheterization lab

We have three high-tech cath labs, with space to add three more.

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Operating rooms

Four state-of-the-art ORs feature the most advanced surgical technology.

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Hybrid operating rooms

Two hybrid ORs are designed for patients who need both surgery and cath lab.