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.
- Physical Rehabilitation
Mon - Fri: 7 am to 4:30 pm
- Labor and Delivery
- Open 24 hours a day. Enter through main hospital entrance. Go to Labor and Delivery on the 3rd floor.
- Cafeteria Hours
6:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 pm - 1 am
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10 am
Lunch: 10:30 am - 2 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Breakfast: 6:30 am - 10:30 a.m. (M-F only)
Lunch: 10:45 am - 2 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm - 7 pm
Late night: 10:30 pm - 1 am
*Grill closed on holidays
- Coffee cart
- Gift shop
- Spiritual care
- Chapel or meditation room
- Pet therapy
- Valet parking (may be unavailable due to COVID)
- Paid parking (cash and credit)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.