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.
Scripps urgent care in San Diego offers accessible medical evaluation and convenient treatment for minor illnesses and conditions on a walk-in basis. Our clinics provide urgent care for children and adults in three locations across the county.
Whenever a situation is life-threatening, call 9-1-1 immediately.
All Scripps urgent care locations are open seven days a week. See below to find urgent care near you.
Urgent care is a good option when you have a medical problem that should be seen by a doctor within 24 hours, but it’s not life-threatening. Common problems treated at urgent care include:
- Abdominal pain
- Fever without rash
- Persistent diarrhea
- Severe sore throat
- Sprains and strains
Always go to the ER when life or limb is at risk. Making the right choice could save your life. If you think you might have a serious condition — including heart attack, stroke, severe bleeding, head injury or other major trauma — call 9-1-1 immediately. Do not take a chance with anything life-threatening.
Read “Should You Go to the Emergency Room or Urgent Care?” to learn more about which problems can be treated in urgent care versus the emergency room.
Scripps HealthExpress offers same-day, walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries seven days a week. Services include testing for flu and strep throat, as well as sports and camp physicals. You can join the HealthExpress waitlist online or by phone, or simply walk in.
Virtual Care at Scripps allows you to access a provider using E-Visits and Video Visits, as well as a Symptom Checker, to Get Care Now at your convenience.
A same-day appointment with your primary care physician might be the best option if your symptoms came on gradually or if you already know what’s probably causing the problem. New and current Scripps patients can book an appointment online for primary care. You can also log into your MyScripps.org account or app to see if your doctor has a same-day appointment available. Even though urgent care, virtual care and HealthExpress clinics are available, your primary care physician will have a better picture of your overall health for a more accurate diagnosis.