New arrivals will have a wide variety of choices when it comes to healthcare in San Diego. The city has a good reputation for offering world-class healthcare facilities, with several of them making national rankings.
The clinics and private hospitals in San Diego provide residents with a range of specialities. There's a large number of pharmacies in San Diego, including outlets of large pharmacy chains as well as a wide selection of independent pharmacies.
As is generally the case in the US, it's important to have a comprehensive health insurance plan to easily and affordably access the best medical facilities in San Diego.
Below is a list of some of the most prominent hospitals in San Diego.
Hospitals in San Diego
Rady Children’s Hospital
Address: 3020 Children's Way, San Diego
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
Address: 9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla
Sharp Memorial Hospital
Address: 7901 Frost Street, San Diego
Jacobs Medical Center
Address: 9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla
►Healthcare in the USA gives an overview of the national system
"We were part of Kaiser Permanente, and the hospital and preventative care were good. There are a variety of hospitals in San Diego county; I mostly had positive experiences at the ones I visited both as a patient and birth coach."
Read more about the experiences of Quinne, a South African expat who lived in San Diego for many years.
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