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Where to Get Twenty Four Hour Emergency Care In La Jolla

There are times, unfortunately, when you or a family member or friend needs emergency medical care. The situation is not quite dangerous enough to require a 911 call, but it is serious enough to require immediate diagnosis or treatment. Where should you go for emergency medical attention? Your particular insurance plan may require you to go to a certain hospital or medical center, but here are a few suggestions.

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla ER. Located at 9888 Genesee Avenue in the UTC area, Scripps Memorial ER is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hospital attempts to keep the waiting time for patients to less than 30 minutes. Scripps Memorial has been serving La Jolla since 1924 and is considered one of Southern California's premiere medical centers.

Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines Urgent Care. Located at 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, Scripps Clinic Urgent Care is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They treat non-life threatening emergencies and have an on-site pharmacy, lab, and parking.

Emergency Care Dynamics. Emergency Care Dynamics Urgent Care & More is located at 3434 Midway Drive in the Midway District. It is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week The facility is staffed with trained ER physicians and accepts most insurance plans and credit cards. They provide a full range of emergency care services, including x-rays, lab work, sutures, and assessment and diagnosis for problems such as chest pain, bone fractures and more.

Pacific Beach Urgent Care. This urgent care center is located near La Jolla at 4490 Fanuel Street at Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. They are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Pacific Beach Urgent Care provides convenient (no appointment necessary), affordable, high-quality care for non-life threatening situations. They offer a full range of services, including general practice, women's care, physical therapy, x-rays, and lab diagnostics.

CVS MinuteClinic. Some CVS drugstores offer walk-in medical clinics staffed by nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can treat non-life threatening illnesses. Services include diagnoses and prescriptions for common illnesses such as eye, nose and throat infections and treatment for conditions such as minor wounds, sprains and rashes. They also offer routine lab tests and vaccinations. The closest CVS MinuteClinic is located at 1652 Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. It is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends. For the location of other nearby CVS medical clinics, call (866) 389-2727.

UC San Diego Health System. The UC San Diego Medical Center offers 24-hour care at its La Jolla Emergency Department, 9434 Medical Center Drive off Genesee Avenue in the UTC area. The facility includes a full-time attending physician and other board-certified emergency doctors trained in various specialties. The center is located within the Sulpzio Cardiovascular Center and accepts most insurance plans.

As a first point of contact, you should always keep your local La Jolla doctor's contact details on hand, in case of emergencies.

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