New Care Clinic Open at Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has officially opened the doors of its new Care Clinic, giving East County residents greater choices when looking to receive care for certain everyday illnesses and minor injuries.
Located conveniently next to the Sharp Grossmont Hospital campus, the Care Clinic is the right choice for people who require more urgent medical attention than is available at their doctor’s office, but who don’t need to be seen in the emergency room.
With 14 spacious exam rooms, a guest lounge and an outdoor terrace, the new facility is ideal for patients with non-life threatening and non-emergency conditions such as eye, skin and ear infections; minor burns or cuts; strains and sprains; broken bones that are not severe; and more.
“The Care Clinic will provide our patients with greater choices for their health care, and a quicker and more convenient path to healing,” says Sharp Grossmont CEO Scott Evans.
Evans added the Care Clinic will help to reduce the volume of patients who use the hospital’s emergency room — one of the busiest in San Diego County — for non-life threatening issues, thus lessening the wait time for those ER as well.
The Care Clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 11 pm, and on weekends from 8 am to 8 pm. These extended hours are convenient for patients who may need care on the weekend or late in the evening, when some urgent care clinics may not be open. Walk-ins are welcome, and patients may also request an appointment online.
Sharp works with many different health plans and insurance companies, and your coverage for services at Sharp Grossmont Care Clinic may vary depending on your plan.
About Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Sharp Grossmont Hospital has been serving the East County community for 60 years. It is the largest not-for-profit, full-service, acute-care hospital in San Diego’s East County and is part of Sharp HealthCare. The hospital is known for its clinical excellence in emergency and critical care, cardiac and cancer care, surgery, stroke care, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s and children’s health and hospice care. The hospital offers extensive outpatient services and prevention programs such as home infusion, sleep disorder care, wound care and hyperbaric medicine to support Sharp HealthCare’s emphasis on community health and wellness. Sharp Grossmont is a Magnet-designated hospital and committed to providing the highest quality care.