Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center

Advancing excellence in emergency care in San Diego

The exterior of the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center, located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla near I-5 and Genesee Avenue.

Advancing excellence in emergency care in San Diego

Scripps La Jolla’s emergency room provides trauma care 24 hours a day

The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, just off I-5 on Genesee Avenue. As a Level II trauma center, we provide around-the-clock emergency services to people throughout San Diego County. 


Our 33,000-square-foot center is located on the ground floor of the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. With 51 private beds and on-site imaging, we’re equipped to diagnose and treat most serious or life-threatening illnesses and injuries.


Learn which symptoms should be evaluated in an emergency room.

Information for patients and visitors

The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on a busy medical campus. Below you’ll find tips to make your visit as seamless as possible.

Directions and parking

The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, inside the Prebys Cardiovascular Institute. 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. The Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center is located on the ground floor of this building.  


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There is open-air parking for emergency room patients and visitors in front of the Barbey Family Emergency and Trauma Center. Space is limited.


We also offer paid parking in several locations throughout the campus: 


  • Underground Parking Structure A, located beneath the main hospital (9888 building)
  • Parking Structures B and C, located next to Ximed Medical Center (9850 building) 


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


Parking for disabled visitors, expectant mothers 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. They accept all payment types (cash, debit and credit cards) and are conveniently located throughout the campus:


  • In front of the main hospital entrance (9888 building), near the fountain
  • In the elevator lobby within Parking Structure B
  • 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).

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Welcome to the center

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

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Advanced monitoring

Beds monitor vital signs and measure patient weight for medication dosage.

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Expandable trauma bays

The bays include advanced surgical lighting and overhead X-ray and image projection.

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Nurses station

The 33,000-square-foot-center is designed to deliver comprehensive life-saving care.

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Large waiting area

The area includes convenient caregiver access for up-to-date patient information.

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Ambulance bays

The center is equipped to treat patients with the most life-threatening injuries.