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Scripps Health, Sharp Rees-Stealy, Kaiser Permanente Close Some Clinics

The hospital group anticipates more closures over the next few weeks

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Following an announcement from Sharp Rees-Stealy, Scripps Health, Kaiser Permanente announced Thursday some of their clinics and facilities would close.

For Scripps Health, Scripps Clinic Coronado, Scripps Clinic Santee, Scripps Clinic Bariatric, and General Surgery in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood were all expected to close by the end of the week, the hospital said.

Patients who utilize those clinics will still be treated by their normal providers at the following locations:

  • Patients from Scripps Clinic Coronado will go to Scripps Clinic Mission Valley or Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
  • Patients from Scripps Santee will go to Scripps Clinic Rancho San Diego
  • Patients from Scripps Clinic Bariatric will go to Scripps Clinic Del Mar

It is possible other clinics may have their hours changed.

On Tuesday, Sharp Rees-Stealy announced the temporary closure of its clinics in Chula Vista, La Mesa, and Point Loma, and said more closures could follow.

The Point Loma and La Mesa locations will shut down starting March 26, and all departments at the Chula Vista location with the exception of Occupational Medicine, Pharmacy and Urgent Care will close March 27, Sharp said.

The hospital group anticipates more closures over the next few weeks. Updates can be found here.

Sharp’s pharmacies are open for curbside pick-up and delivery only, and its optical facilities, including MySharpEyes.com, are temporarily closed.

Patients whose doctors are at shut-down facilities will receive care virtually or at another location, according to the hospital. And if you have an appointment scheduled at a closed down facility, you will be contacted.

The hospital has also implemented a patient-only policy at its locations unless the accompanying person is absolutely necessary. One parent may accompany a child to a pediatric visit.

For OB appointments, the expectant partner may attend appointments via FaceTime, Skype or other virtual services, Sharp said.

Sharp patients can stay connected via the FollowMyHealth online platform.

For Kaiser Permanente, the following Medical Office Buildings have temporarily closed: Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Bostonia, Vista, El Cajon, and Kearny Mesa.

If you have a prescription to be picked up at any of those locations, you can get your prescription filled at any Kaiser Permanente pharmacy.

Kaiser patients can stay connected at healthy.kaiserpermanente.org

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