Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas

The exterior of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, located next to the Santa Fe Drive exit off I-5, just east of South Coast Highway 101.
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Visiting Hours

8 am - 8:30 pm

Scripps Encinitas offers hospital and emergency care in Northern San Diego County

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.

Our services

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas shares a campus with many physician offices and medical buildings, including Scripps Clinic Encinitas and an outpatient imaging center

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, knee replacement 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.

Information for patients and visitors

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

Directions and parking

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, 1.4 MB).

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.

Nursing Nook and Mother’s Boutique

The Family Birth Pavilion at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas features two breastfeeding supply stores. 

  • Nursing Nook — located in the birth pavilion is open every day from 9 am - 4 pm.
  • Mother’s Boutique, Encinitas — is located in the 310 building, suite 104. The boutique is conveniently open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from Noon - 4 pm.

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.

The Leichtag Foundation Critical Care Pavilion

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Take a photo tour

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

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Expanded care

The facility expands emergency and inpatient care in North County.

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Growing demand

The building increases the hospital’s inpatient bed count to 194.

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Natural light

Natural light fills three separate intake rooms.

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Emergency room

The first floor houses a 26-bed emergency department.

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Calming environment

Imaging suites feature high ceilings and tropical accents.

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Medical-surgical inpatient rooms

36 private inpatient rooms feature sunset or rooftop garden views.

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New helistop

An air ambulance approaches our rooftop helistop.

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Fast transport

Fast transport is available to transport patients to one of our trauma centers.