SAN MARCOS–Palomar Health has launched the opening of the new Palomar Health expresscare health center in San Elijo Hills, the district’s fourth walk-in clinic inside an Albertsons/Sav-on Pharmacy.
“It is with great enthusiasm that I announce that the new Palomar Health expresscare in San Elijo Hills is open for business and servicing San Marcos,” says Sheila Brown, Palomar Health Chief Clinical Outreach Officer.
The Palomar Health expresscare in San Elijo Hills opened this week at 1571 S. San Elijo Road, San Marcos, and – like its predecessors in Escondido, Rancho Peñasquitos ( San Diego) and Temecula (Riverside County) – will treat patients two years and older. A formal grand opening is being planned for later this year.
“We appreciate the strong partnership we have with SUPERVALU and Albertsons stores and are excited to provide additional medical services to the communities that we serve,” says Michael H. Covert, President and CEO of Palomar Health. “This is the future of medicine in many ways, our ability to meet the needs of our citizens at a lower cost and quicker pace in today’s world.”
Retail-based health clinics are designed to meet the needs of busy families and individuals looking for more convenient ways to access care for routine medical conditions.
The San Elijo Hills expresscare will open seven days a week, with extended hours during weekdays. Patients will be seen on a first come, first serve basis with no appointment necessary.
All Palomar Health expresscare clinics are staffed by certified nurse practitioners who treat a variety of minor ailments, conduct physicals, including those needed to participate in sports and camps, and administer select vaccines, including flu shots.
The Palomar Health expresscare in San Elijo Hills offers a menu of services including treatment of sore throats, sinus, ear and eye infections, flu or cold symptoms, urinary tract infections, skin rashes and minor burns.
Select insurance plans are accepted. Regular price for most visits is $62.
To learn more, visit www.palomarhealth.org/expresscare, or call (888) 738-2452
Palomar Health expresscare locations:
- Rancho Peñasquitos, Albertsons/Sav-on, 14340 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego
- Escondido, Albertsons/Sav-on, 1509 E. Valley Parkway
- Temecula, Albertsons/Sav-on, 30530 Rancho California Road
- San Elijo Hills, Albertsons/Sav-on, 1571 S. San Elijo Road, San Marcos
Hours of operation at current locations:
- Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Palomar Health is the largest public health care district by area in California and the most comprehensive health care delivery system in northern San Diego County. It is governed by a publicly-elected board of directors and its primary service area in Inland North San Diego County has more than 500,000 residents. Facilities include Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Escondido, Pomerado Hospital in Poway. Palomar Health plans to open the new Palomar Medical Center in west Escondido on August 19.