North County site includes primary care, specialty care, urgent care, outpatient surgery
OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Scripps Health today announced the opening of Scripps Medical Center Jefferson, giving the region’s leading health system its largest North County outpatient health center in the city of Oceanside
Located at 2205 Vista Way near state Route 78, the new 85,915-square-foot, three-story site is designed as a one-stop-shop for patients, with a wide range of outpatient services including primary care, cardiology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pediatrics, along with comprehensive imaging, outpatient surgery, urgent care and same-day walk-in care through Scripps HealthExpress.
“We are excited to open this comprehensive outpatient medical center, which offers a new option to people living in communities throughout the North County region to access high-quality outpatient care in an easily accessible and convenient location,” said Richard Walker, M.D., President and CEO of Scripps Clinic.
The center features state-of-the-art medical technology in 93 exam rooms, 12 procedure rooms, 12 cancer treatment bays, four operating rooms and two gastroenterology suites. Solar power arrays and other design features promote energy savings and conservation, while patients can enjoy free parking and an onsite coffee bar.
High-quality, convenient care
A patient-focused layout of the center’s spaces promotes collaboration and efficiency among caregivers and with patients. Visiting patients can check in on their own using 13 electronic kiosk stations spread throughout the center’s three floors. Curbside arrival is also available through MyScripps, allowing patients to check in and wait in their vehicle until the care team is ready for them to enter the building.
“Scripps Medical Center was designed with our patients in mind to be a premier health care home, providing an incredibly wide range of medical services close to where people live and work,” said Kevin Hirsch, M.D., President and CEO of Scripps Coastal Medical Center. “Extended hours and a mix of in-person and virtual visit options ensure that the right care is available when patients need it.”
Medical staffing will include 48 physicians from Scripps Clinic and Scripps Coastal, representing 40 different specialties.
Scripps Medical Center Jefferson cost $85 million to build, equip and furnish, and it was funded with operating cash flow. The building was designed by San Diego architectural firm Hanna Gabriel Wells, and construction was overseen by general contractor McCarthy.
Center hours run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Limited weekend services also are available between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Scripps HealthExpress is open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Urgent care is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Virtual care options also are available seven days a week at MyScripps.org.
Appointments can be made by calling 760-704-5600.
ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health care delivery system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 3,000 affiliated physicians and more than 15,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of affiliated physician offices throughout the region.
Recognized as a leader in disease and injury prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps has been ranked five times as one of the nation’s best health care systems by Truven Health Analytics. Its hospitals are ranked No. 1 in San Diego County and among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Scripps also is recognized by Advisory Board, Fortune and Working Mother magazine as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org.