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.
- Visiting Hours
11 am - 7 pm (COVID)
Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.
- Emergency Services
The ER is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Parking is free. Valet parking is $5.
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5:30 pm
- Labor and Delivery
- Open 24 hours a day. From 5 am - 8:30 pm, enter through main hospital entrance. Go to Birth Pavilion on 1st floor. At night, use the phone outside to the left of the main entrance to call Labor and Delivery.
- Cafeteria Hours
6:30 am - 8 pm
11 pm - 2 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10 am
Lunch: 11 am - 2 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm - 8 pm
Late night: 11 pm - 2 am
- Coffee cart
- Gift shop
- Healing garden
- Spiritual care
- Free parking
- Valet parking (may be unavailable due to COVID)
- Chapel or meditation room
- Pet therapy
- Electric car charging stations
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas has served North County’s coastal communities since 1978. We’re located at Santa Fe Drive and I-5, within walking distance of a park, fitness center, grocery store, pharmacy and restaurants.
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.
We’re home to notable specialty programs including a 24-hour emergency room, accredited stroke care, physical rehabilitation services (including a brain injury day treatment program), our Baby Friendly birthing pavilion and a Level II neonatal intensive care unit.
And several of our programs, including heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and stroke were recently ranked as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report.
See a complete list of services offered at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.
You can enter the Scripps Encinitas campus in several ways. Our main entrance at 354 Santa Fe Drive, located at a traffic light, brings you in front of the hospital. There is a separate emergency room entrance farther down Santa Fe Drive, near the roundabout at Santa Fe and Devonshire Drive. You can also access the hospital and other medical buildings from Devonshire Drive.
Download and print our campus map (PDF, 2.5 MB).
General hospital visiting times are 11 am – 8 pm (modified hours due to COVID), 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.
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.