CAUTIONIn the event of an emergency (medical, crime, or fire)

Call 911 You can dial 911 from any phone. 911 is the nationwide emergency number. Be ready to report details, beginning with the nature of the emergency and the exact location (address)

Emergency Room Information

Medical Emergencies

During a medical emergency, go to the nearest hospital Emergency Room or Urgent Care facility. A medical emergency is generally defined as a sudden, serious and unexpected illness, injury or condition, including severe pain, requiring immediate medical attention.

The Emergency Rooms located near campus are

UC San Diego Thornton Hospital
Emergency Room,
Urgent Care Facility..................(858) 657-7660
9300 Campus Point Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Will see patients on a walk-in basis.

Scripps Memorial Hospital
(858) 626-4123
9888 Genesee Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Will see patients on a walk-in basis.

UC San Diego Hillcrest Medical Center
(619) 543 6400
200 West Arbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92103
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Will see patients on a walk-in basis.

Crisis Hotlines

On Campus Resources

San Diego Resources

Alert San Diego

Registration for emergency notifications is voluntary and open to international scholars. Register online for SD Emergency notifications(you will receive phone or text messages to numbers you specify).

You can also download SD Emergency App to your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone or tablet to get critical emergency information wherever you are. The app is designed to keep people informed and safe throughout events likely to affect

the region, such as wildfires, or potential threats, such as damaging earthquakes or terrorist events.

San Diego Online Resources

Ready San Diego
San Diego County Office of Emergency Services
American Red Cross: San Diego County

Radio Stations

KFMB/ AM 760
KLSD/ AM 1360
KOGO/ AM 600
KPBS/ FM 89.5

State, Federal, and International Resources

Please use this phone number only in a true health or safety-related emergency, after calling 911:

UC San Diego International Center emergency number: (858) 688-2373

Contact Us

International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO)
(858) 246-1448

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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