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The $85 million Scripps Medical Center Jefferson opened Oct. 18 in Oceanside. Courtesy photo
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Scripps Health opens its largest North County outpatient health center

OCEANSIDE — A sprawling outpatient health center is officially open for business in the city of Oceanside, Scripps Health announced today.

Scripps Medical Center Jefferson is a new 85,915-square-foot, three-story site with outpatient services including primary care, cardiology, neurology, obstetrics/gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics and pediatrics, comprehensive imaging, outpatient surgery, urgent care and same-day walk-in care through Scripps HealthExpress.

Located at 2205 Vista Way near state Route 78, Scripps Jefferson is the healthcare provider’s largest North County outpatient health center.

“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 $85 million center holds 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. Free parking and an onsite coffee bar are also available for patients.

According to a press release, visiting patients can check-in for appointments 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, the release states.

“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. Virtual care options also are available seven days a week at MyScripps.org.

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