Urgent Care

24-hour urgent care in San Diego for children and adults

A baby gets checked by a doctor, representing the compassionate medical attention you can expect at Scripps urgent care in San Diego.

24-hour urgent care in San Diego for children and adults

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.

Urgent care hours and locations

All Scripps urgent care locations are open seven days a week. See below to find urgent care near you.

What can urgent care treat?

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
  • Dehydration
  • Fever without rash
  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Severe sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting


Scripps HealthExpress clinics offer same-day, walk-in care for minor illnesses, injuries and common health care needs seven days a week. Services include sports and camp physicals and point-of-care testing for flu and strep throat. You can hold your place online, call or walk in.


If your symptoms come on gradually or you already know what’s probably causing the problem, like a urinary tract infection (UTI), you may want to try to get a same-day appointment with your primary care provider. Current Scripps patients can schedule an online appointment on MyScripps.org for primary care. While urgent care and HealthExpress clinics are available, your primary care physician will have a better picture of your overall health for a more accurate diagnosis.



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.

Insurance coverage

When you’re in pain or not feeling well, the last thing you should worry about is money. That’s why Scripps accepts a number of health plans available from insurers, brokers and Covered California. 


Get more information about insurance accepted and financial assistance at Scripps.

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