Mercy Clinic

The exterior of Mercy Clinic, a community clinic located on 5th Avenue in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood.
Mercy Clinic
4020 Fifth Ave.
Suite 301
San Diego, CA 92103
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    Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4:30 pm

Care for low-income patients at Mercy Clinic in San Diego

Located on the campus of Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, near the corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Street in Hillcrest, Mercy Clinic cares for people with limited income or limited health insurance.

Mercy Clinic was founded in 1930 with the intent of caring for the underserved. It fills a gap for low-income, underinsured patients. The clinic benefits the working and disabled poor who need chronic disease management and specialty medical care.

Many of the patient visits are paid through Medi-Cal, Medicare or other insurance plans. Mercy Clinic and Scripps Mercy Hospital work in collaboration with San Diego County’s vast network of community clinics to provide care for those without the financial means to pay for health care.

Mercy Clinic is a hospital-based clinic that is both a teaching and resident-run primary care clinic under the Scripps Mercy Hospital Graduate Medical Education Program. It provides a training ground for more than 50 residents belonging to the Scripps Mercy graduate medical education programs. The clinic staff of nurses and other personnel work hand-in-hand with faculty, residents and specialists from the medical staff at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

In addition to routine care, Mercy Clinic offers a wide variety of subspecialty services including orthopedics, rheumatology, podiatry, nephrology, endocrinology and diabetes care, gastroenterology, neurology, infusion services, cardiology, pain management and nutritional counseling.

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Information for patients and visitors

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

Directions and parking

Mercy Clinic is across the street from Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego, in the 4020 building. 

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, 1.9 MB)

Scripps Mercy 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 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.