Scripps Health and Irvine Company today announced the opening of Scripps HealthExpress, a new retail health clinic designed to offer convenient health and wellness services at an Irvine Company office complex in University City.
The 1,691-square-foot facility at The Plaza (4350 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 130) features a medical office with four exam rooms and offers a wide variety of medical and wellness services on an appointment and walk-in basis.
“At Scripps, we believe it is important that health care is convenient and affordable,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “Scripps HealthExpress provides health care close to where people work, which makes getting the care they need that much easier and we also want to work with employers across the region to help them maintain a healthy workplace.”
This is the first health care facility in San Diego County to open in a workplace community. It marks Scripps’ expansion into retail health and Irvine Company’s growing focus on wellness amenities and services for its customers.
“Our research tells us healthy and happy employees are most productive,” said Doug Holte, president, Irvine Company Office Properties.
Early next year, Irvine Company will open a new concept, called Kinetic, which expands on the effort. It will offer health care through the partnership with Scripps, corporate wellness and fitness under one roof. It’s a concept the company is also pursuing in its Newport Beach and Silicon Valley workplace communities.
“We are on the forefront of creating the ‘Next Gen’ workplace,” Holte said. “Today’s workforce wants to integrate all elements of their lifestyle into the work day – and that includes fitness, health care and overall wellness.”
The new San Diego center offers a range of health-care services provided by Scripps Clinic caregivers. Services will include physicals, diet and nutrition counseling, disease-prevention programs, treatment and evaluation for minor conditions, health screenings, immunizations, prescription refills and diagnostic tests.
“While many large employers offer onsite wellness clinics, Scripps HealthExpress offers small and mid-sized employers the benefits of onsite health care services,” said Van Gorder.
Scripps HealthExpress at The Plaza is open from Monday through Friday. Appointments are available on a walk-in basis or by calling 858-678-6781. Scripps HealthExpress accepts most insurance, as well as cash payment.