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Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego

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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 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
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    Visiting Hours

    11 am - 8 pm (COVID)

    Visiting hours may be adjusted based on the patient's needs or wishes.

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. We’re located near the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street in Hillcrest, within walking distance of restaurants and shops.

Scripps Mercy Hospital 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.

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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). 

And several of our programs, including heart attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and stroke were recently ranked as “high performing” by U.S. News & World Report.

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, 3.3 MB)

Scripps Mercy charges for parking after 30 minutes. We also offer valet parking for an additional fee (may be unavailable due to COVID). 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 (may be unavailable due to COVID)

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 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.

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.