Scripps Health today announced the opening of a Scripps HealthExpress location at its existing Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines outpatient center. The opening is part of a major expansion of Scripps’ walk-in, convenient care division.
The Torrey Pines HealthExpress site, located at 10666 N. Torrey Pines Road in San Diego, is open to all patients ages 5 and older, not just current Scripps patients. Open seven days a week, hours run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and holidays.
Patients also can call a new nurse triage line during those same hours for assistance in asking questions about their condition prior to visiting HealthExpress and to determine which course of care is most appropriate.
The Torrey Pines site is supervised by physicians from Scripps Clinic Medical Group, with care provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
“Scripps HealthExpress is designed to meet the needs of patients who are looking for the convenience of a same-day, walk-in clinic,” said Siu Ming Geary, MD, an internal medicine specialist and vice president, primary care for Scripps Clinic Medical Group. “We aim to provide a high level of service that coordinates seamlessly with the care provided by patients’ primary care doctors.”
HealthExpress offers a wide variety of medical services for minor illnesses and injuries on a walk-in, same-day basis.
- Care for flu-like symptoms, ear infections, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, skin conditions, bug bites and stings, and other minor conditions
- Vaccinations for the flu, tetanus, pertussis, diphtheria and HPV
- Care for minor cuts, burns and wounds
- Point of care tests for blood sugar, pregnancy, strep and flu
Accessing care at HealthExpress is easy, and no appointment is necessary. Patients can walk in or hold their place in line through a triage nurse by dialing 858-554-7439 or by visiting www.scrippshealthexpress.org.
HealthExpress accepts payment through most health insurance plans as well as by credit card, cash and check. Visits, excluding physicals, are billed as a primary care office visit.
Additional HealthExpress locations will open at other Scripps outpatient locations in San Diego County through the end of September.
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