Before you go to Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, you may want to know what the people who have already gone to this Encinitas emergency room think.
taylor schmitz⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedAll I can say is that every single person I met there was so supportive, comforting, and went above and beyond. Genuinely great people who just want to help you. So thankful for the staff and doctors. The nurses were also so sweet and really helped me out.Maureen DuPont⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedVery pleasant employees from the start to the finish. Completely thorough in ruling out things. Other patients need to practice patience! This staff has many duties and being a personal nurse/doctor for one patient is impossible. So be courteous and let them do their job without whining. They all are terrific.Wild Bill Wiederhold⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedWe really had great/quick service there. We we’re really surprised!Bonnie Harms⭐️⭐️I visited Scripps ER midnight August 3 because of bright flashing lights in my eye several hours earlier followed by slight loss of vision that evening. By then I was anxious about permanent loss of vision, so I took uber to the ER. They took my blood pressure and then I waited 2 1/2 hours before confirming I was still on the waiting list. Then learned it was a 5.5 hour wait, so I had three hours to go. I had poor vision and no car anyway, so I waited some more. He wasn’t kidding. At around 5 am I was relieved when they called me. But worried and confused about why my possible detached retina was seemingly unimportant to the ER staff. I asked the nurse in the exam room if I was in the wrong place and she assured me that if i felt it was an emergency then that’s all that mattered. I think it would have been nicer if the folks at the ER had commented on it or made me feel they felt it was an emergency also. At six AM, after an additional hour waiting in the exam room I felt it was not going to benefit me to wait any longer to I told the manager I felt it was very wrong to make someone wait six hours to be examined. I left just as the doctor who was to examine me ARRIVED at the hospital. Basically, I had to sit in a freezing cold, gloomy waiting room with dark brown walls from midnight to 5am and then a cold exam room another hour until the doctor arrived. Everyone I saw after that looked drop dead tired. by that time I was more upset than when I arrived and my confidence in how I would be treated had dropped to zero and I told the doctor I had waited six hours for him and said I was leaving and didn’t want him to examine me. Since then, I’ve had time to look at the reviews and there are some interesting ones. I do not recommend this ER. I don’t believe the staff is treated any better by management than I was by the staff. I felt ignored. I don’t believe reception is well trained. I don’t believe the medical staff have routine professional team-interactive workshops to help them work better together or to improve staff/patient communication. I think management ignores the situation as well as the miserable appearance of the dark, gloomy waiting area. There should be a clear and visible notice at the desk indicating the patient wait time rather than having to ask. There should be a list of patient and staff rights on the wall so that MANAGEMENT, staff and patients know what may be expected because clearly we all need to be reminded that each of us have rights and should know what we can expect as to treatment, timing, ALTERNATIVES and other information that should be provided by ER staff to patients when visiting the ER for something that we feel is an emergency.Lena Nechet⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedThank you so much for helping us yesterday night! Very kind people, clean, fast, professional, efficient, – good to know we have this emergency room in the area.Beatrice Ebanks⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedWe have been here twice and both times the nurses and doctors were amazing! Check in was fast, the nurses were so nice to us even though it was late at night and of course we would be tired – we have a 3 yr old that they entertained and kindly offered us a room if he wasn’t keeping his mask on (flu season) the doctors were quick and had great bedside manner! Just full of smiles and sincere staff. Thank you every one!Steve Fagiano⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedIt upsets me when I see negative reviews about this ER. This is a great hospital. The people here are professional and caring. The problem is the illegals that pile in here for free. They can’t afford to go see a doctor and because our politicians love illegals, us tax payers get to pay for them AND we get to wait in long lines at the ER. So before you complain about the service in our emergency rooms, learn a little about the idiots you vote for! I’ll bet that all the people complaining are Democrats.Solution Focused⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedI’m not sure about all the negative reviews…. My experience was one of the best ever at any ER (I’ve had my share). I was assessed in triage within 5 minutes of arriving, and then taken back to a room 10 minutes after that. The doctor saw me right after that and I had my diagnosis after a quick exam. All this within ½ an hour! Maybe I got lucky with a fabulous nurse, doctor, and overall experience – all I know is that I’ll go there any time I need an ER visit. TSarah Rivas⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedQuickest ER I have ever visited and they were so amazingly helpful and friendly. I will never go to another ER if I have the choice.Rick Ivkovich⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedKept checking on status, and vitals, while waiting. Was offered water and fruit cup.Lori MalkoffI am 60-years old, and had an unexpected fall in the kitchen on 1/16/2019. After 72-hours of going in a bad direction pain-wise, Saturday evening 1/19/19, I paid a visit to MD Today Urgent Care on Carmel Center Dr. in San Diego. I had the urgent care doctor’s prescription in my hand, and was in dire need of some pain relief. However, in America’s 5th largest city, the closest open pharmacies were Escondido, North East Carlsbad, and La Jolla. We drove to Encinitas hospital ER, as it seemed reasonable to be seen and use the in-house pharmacy to fill the 6 tablets for which my prescription was written. But no. Charge nurse Clare would not have it! Clare assured me that even if I WAS seen at the ER right then, the maximum number of pain relief pills containing hydrocodone/acetaminophen I would receive from the doctor would be #1. That’s right! One Norcal. Period! My wife, seated just behind me, witnessed the obvious posturing and bullying from all five of the nurses and staffers at the front desk. Clare was the head bully. My first incidence with back pain ever in my adult life, after a fall onto my back, and I was treated like a drug addict! Shame Clare, et al! As a retired physician, now totally disabled, and a DNR, I was incredulous at the treatment I received. Causing any patient in severe pain to undergo undue and extended suffering due to pain, and not attempting to use whatever reasonable means available to relieve that pain, is a crime in California. SEC. 2. Section 1254.7 of the Health and Safety Code: 1254.7. I feel that I was mistreated, and left the ER in severe 8/10 pain as if no one cared. This seems to be literally and figuratively a crime. So discouraged and hopeless! I am afraid to return to my community hospital, so I called friends and survived my pain for a week using their extra opiates from past visits, accidents, and surgeries. Pathetic, but true. By 1/27/19, I am not improving with rest, ice, compression, and Aleve. I am frightened that my injury is more severe than I thought, as I cannot seem to get comfortable in any position. It feels as though a muscle in my buttocks is torn, and the swelling is really aggravating my sciatic nerve. I knew I needed to see a doctor again. As I am new brand to Medicare, and haven’t chosen a primary physician yet, I return to the Scripps ER in Encinitas, and I am seen by Dr. Accardi. He briefly examines me, ordered x-rays, and said my hip was “sprained”. I TWICE requested an MRI during our encounter, but was not taken seriously. Dr. Accardi dispensed 10 tablets – 08 cents worth – of 5/325 OxyContin, enough pain relief for 48 hours. I phoned ED management on 1/29 and spoke with Ms. Tanya Ellis, ED Manager. My case was discussed at length with her. I was told specifically by Ms. Ellis to return to the ED that day, be reexamined by the MD on duty, and she would fill him in on the details. I could then receive both a pain med refill, and the MRI she agreed was indicated. So I returned to that ED on Tuesday 1/29. I was again treated like a drug seeker. The doctor on call that day (who did not introduce himself) did not believe I needed anything stronger than Tylenol or Ibuprofen. He didn’t touch me, ask how I was, or do an examination. He told me that because I had abused his staff, that he was now going to abuse me. He said that I was acting like a baby. “You should be humiliated by your behavior”. And with that, he discharged me to home, with no exam, no pain relief, no diagnosis, nothing. I left the ED in 8/10 pain again, hopeless and crying. Again, Scripps Encinitas Hospital is in breach of California law. Warning to patients. If this can happen to a doctor, it can happen to you! The pictures of my arm hematoma are from a nurse grabbing my arm while attempting to take my blood pressure. I was OK for the first 60 seconds while the mmHg sat over 200, however, 3 minutes later they still couldn’t get a pressure. And blamed me!Mirna Pistey⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✅ ER RecommendedI was given great service today, my nurse made me feel like she was family. I’m sorry to see these other negative comments that almost made me want to go elsewhere but I took my chances and I’m very happy I did Dr. Lovell was amazing today and during all my pain he still mad me laugh.Jenna RossI took my husband here who had sever cramps, fever, chills, etc. we waited FIVE hours before they had a bed available. There was only one doctor on staff who clearly didn’t seem like her knew what he was doing. They did a couple blood tests and took a stool sample. After TWO more days they called and said “oh he’s got salmonella”. At that point he had blood in his stool so I took him to Palomar Health ER in Escondido. We had a bed within 5 minutes of our arrival. The Doctor came in almost immediately. I am applauded at the treatment of “emergency” patients at Scripps Encinitas. The employees behind the desk were laughing, had no sense of urgency, and overall made us feel useless. Do NOT go to this ER if you can help it. We will certainly never be back.jason jurkowskiI never write a review but felt I needed to after my experience at this ER. When going to the ER I completely expect to spend a lot of time waiting but here I spent 6.5-7 hours on a night that wasn’t even busy for a moderate/serious injury. The staff I interacted with for the most part were outstanding professionals individually but collectively as a health provider they are a failure in many ways. After consulting my regular physician afterwards I didn’t feel like I was thoroughly evaluated and ended up having to go back for more tests but somewhere else which cost me more money and radiation exposure from multiple x-rays. The most aggravating part was a lack of communication I saw between individuals who are supposed to work together. I strongly feel all the rules and processes in place have made people there lazy and only care about their little responsibility. I think the people there should be forced to go through and experience their own process.Caleb McLeanOne of the worst medical experience I’ve ever seen someone go through. This company should be embarrassed at the poor quality of service and healthcareDavid SmartThe staff working in this emergency room are inefficient and keep talking with each other. Even a very light injury, it would take more than 4 hours to see the doctor. I strongly recommend going to Palomar Medical Hospital instead.Ramzi Ali0 people were here when we came in, 7 people came in after us and they were helped first. Save yourself a headache and go some where else.Diana LoredoMy first time writing a review , im very disappointed I have my 9 year old son that needs to be seen and I’ve been waiting almost 8 hours in the ER . When I asked how much longer they said 7 patients ahead of me that’s ridiculous.
FAQ: Frequent Questions
Here you can find information and answers to frequently asked questions about the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Emergency Room in Encinitas.
◼️ Open 24 hours this emergency room of Encinitas?
Yes, of course. The Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is open 24 hours a day for any emergency.
◼️ Is it also open on Sundays and holidays?
Yes, of course. The Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is open on holidays and also on Sundays.
◼️ What’s the address of the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas in Encinitas
The full address is 354 Santa Fe Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024, United States.
◼️ What’s Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas phone number?
The phone number of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas is +1 800-727-4777. You can click here to call now from your phone.
◼️ What are the GPS coordinates to get there?
If you use a GPS coordinate system to get to the emergency room, you must enter the following; a latitude of 33.0370223 and a longitude of -117.2851345.
◼️ How much is it to go to the Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas?
The cost of visiting the emergency room of Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas may vary depending on the type of emergency you have and also the type of insurance you are with. Feel free to ask or call the center before you go.
◼️ How long should you wait in an emergency room?
The waiting time will always depend on the type of emergency at that very moment. You can contact the medical center before to ensure that you can be attended to as quickly as possible.
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