Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

The exterior of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, located just off Highway 163 on 5th Avenue between Washington Street and Lewis Street.
Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
4077 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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Visiting Hours

8 am - 8:30 pm

Scripps Mercy offers hospital and emergency care in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood

Scripps Mercy Hospital has served central and downtown San Diego since 1890. The San Diego campus is located near the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street in Hillcrest, within walking distance of clinics, restaurants and shops.

Scripps Mercy Hospital consists of two campuses in San Diego and Chula Vista.  

Our services

Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego shares a campus with many physician offices and medical buildings, including the O’Toole Breast Care Center.

We’re home to notable specialty services, including a 24-hour emergency room that is a Level I Trauma Center, outpatient physical rehabilitation, minimally invasive robotic surgery and our childbirth unit (including a Level II neonatal intensive care unit). 

The Woltman Family College Building on the Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego campus, a historic structure built nearly a century ago to train nurses, has taken on a new purpose providing nonclinical cancer support. Services include patient navigation, pastoral counseling, family consultation, meditation, a patient resource library and more. 

And we are ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in orthopedics specialty care as well as in several of our programs, including heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, prostate cancer surgery and stroke.

See a complete list of services offered at Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego.

Information for patients and visitors

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

Directions and parking

Because Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego is in a high-traffic neighborhood, we recommend allowing extra time for travel. 

Our main entrance is on 5th Avenue between Washington Avenue and Lewis Street, with parking available in the adjacent multilevel structure on Lewis.

Download and print our campus map (PDF, 520 KB).

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 can receive validation from a parking attendant. Clergy can receive validation from the administrative office.

Parking fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card. For your convenience an ATM is located on the first floor of the hospital, near the coffee cart in the lobby.

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.

340B drug pricing program

The 340B Drug Pricing Program is a vital lifeline for safety-net providers — such as those at Scripps Mercy Hospital — who provide critical health services in our communities.