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Why Choose UC San Diego Health System?

One place gives new hope

At UC San Diego Health System, we believe that every patient is our most important patient. Our physicians and scientists collaborate to provide the best treatment possible for every single person who chooses us for their health care needs.

Our #1 ranking among San Diego hospitals attests to the quality of care you can expect from us. Our patients share their experience of our care for them.

Compassionate Care. Amanda’s heart stopped just weeks after giving birth to her daughter. Amanda’s doctors stuck by her and her family every step of the way, from the first hospital visit to the heart transplant that saved her life.Read Amanda’s story.

Academic Medical Care. To Andrea, academic medicine means having access to a clinical trial for a new cancer treatment that saved her life.Read Andrea’s story.

Premier care. Andrew lives to ski and surf. When he tore the tissue in his shoulder, he thought he may never play hard again. Then he found our shoulder reconstruction experts and discovered the personal attention we provide – just like we give the pros.Read Andrew’s story.

Critical Care. When Don lost control of his bike going 40 mph, his friends were prepared for the worst. The medical air crew brought him to UC San Diego Health System’s level 1 trauma center. Don’s injuries were severe, but the trauma team was ready. Read Don’s story.

Innovative Care. Back pain stopped Bill from doing what he loved. Novel, minimally invasive spine surgery got him back to his active lifestyle. Read Bill’s story.

Specialty Care

With more than 80 specialties and 700 physicians, we are able to offer high-level, specialized care for all acute and chronic conditions.

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Take control of your health. Join us for informative and engaging events, classes and workshops. For your convenience, you can register online 24/7.

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Primary Care

Our primary care and family medicine physicians provide a full range of health services for children, families, adults and seniors.

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Clinical Trials

We have more than 400 clinical trials taking place at any given time. Our patients are often the first to benefit from these novel treatments that later become the standard of care worldwide. Browse clinical trials