Scripps Green Hospital

The exterior of Scripps Green Hospital, located about 15 miles north of downtown San Diego on the Torrey Pines Mesa in the seaside community of La Jolla.

Scripps Green Hospital offers nationally recognized hospital care

Located on the Torrey Pines Mesa near I-5 and Genesee Avenue in La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital has served the greater San Diego community since 1977. We provide some of the region’s best care, including several nationally ranked specialty programs.

Our services

Scripps Green Hospital is attached to Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Together we offer dozens of medical and surgical services, including cancer care, orthopedic surgery and organ transplantation

See a complete list of services offered at Scripps Green Hospital.

Information for patients and visitors

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

Directions and parking

There are two ways to enter the Scripps Green Hospital campus from North Torrey Pines Road. The entrance at Scripps Clinic South Driveway leads to a parking lot in front of the hospital. The entrance at John J. Hopkins Drive routes you in front of Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, where there is open and covered parking. The hospital and clinic parking lots are connected.

Download and print our campus map (PDF, 1 MB).

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

  • First 30 minutes: Free
  • 31 minutes to 4 hours: $6
  • 4 hours to all day: $12
  • Maximum per day: $12
  • Valet parking: $8

Parking for disabled visitors and clergy is free. Visitors with disabilities must present their parking placards to parking gate attendants. Clergy can receive validation from the hospital security office.

We accept cash and credit card payments for parking. For your convenience, ATMs are located on the first floor of the hospital (near the cafeteria), and in the Geisel Pavilion lobby.

Finding your way around campus

To help you find your way around on this busy medical campus, Scripps is piloting a new wayfinding service. This service includes photo directions throughout Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines, Geisel Outpatient Pavilion, Emily Fenton Hunte Breast Care Center, Shiley Pavilion and the patient parking structure.

The service is easy to use with your iPhone, Android phone (OS 8 or newer) or iPad. No app download is needed. 

As part of this service, you will notice QR codes conveniently posted at elevators and check-in desks. Simply open the camera on your phone or iPad, point the camera at the QR code, and enter where you want to go. Ready to come back? Just tap “Reverse route” to return to your starting point.

Note: Internet connection is required to initially download your route to your phone or iPad. Your cellular data plan may be faster than using the campus WiFi.

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.