Walk-ins welcome. If no reservations are available, go directly to the ER.
Parking is available in parking structures located on Frost Street, on Health Center Drive or in front of Sharp Mary Birch. Parking fees may apply.
Our Emergency and Trauma Center is available 24 hours a day and is supported by a medical staff dedicated to clinical excellence and The Sharp Experience.
It's safe to get care.
Medical emergencies, including signs of heart attack and stroke, always need prompt treatment. Here's how Sharp Memorial is keeping its emergency department safe for patients to get the care they need.
Masking for all patients, employees and doctors
Patients are pre-screened for COVID symptoms before they can enter the building
Any patient with COVID-19 symptoms is immediately taken to a separate, designated area for care.
All employees and doctors are screened for COVID symptoms before they come to work
Enhanced social distancing in lobby areas
Hospital-grade, high-level disinfection to assure the highest cleanliness standards for each patient
All emergency doctors are board certified by the American College of Emergency Physicians
Employees and doctors follow the highest state and national standards for infection prevention
Why Choose Sharp Memorial for Emergency Care?
Care for up to four trauma patients at a time, and another 52 private patient-care rooms
Centrally located off Route 163
Large, comfortable lobby
Offers a fast-track assessment system to treat patients more quickly (average wait time is less than 20 minutes to see a doctor)
The first in San Diego to receive the prestigious Lantern Award for its consistent clinical methods and constant commitment to improving service
Provides an extraordinary level of care — each patient receives a call after their visit to ensure they are feeling better and to help answer any questions
Emergency Care Programs and Services
Advanced diagnostic images with 64-view CT scanner located in the Emergency and Trauma Center
Cardiac and stroke center with dedicated equipment and specially trained staff
Lab tests can be performed in the center for quicker results
X-rays are taken in the center's dedicated radiological suites
Uniquely qualified to care for older adults, as accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians
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