Nick Spear - Urgent Care Manager
The urgent care provides non-emergent care access on the campus as our Escondido Hospital. We will provide medical services for injury and illnesses outside of normal physician office hours. Additionally, our proximity to the hospital will provide a trusted and convenient access point for patients, whom do not need the full scope of the Emergency Room.
The clinic will perform a number of in-house rapid diagnostic tests, as well as access to Diagnostic Imaging (X-ray) services for injuries. The urgent care services will be provided by Palomar Health Nurse Practitioners, with Physician oversight.
Urgent Care Hours
Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We make every effort to see our patients promptly in the order of arrival. Sometimes, however, certain medical conditions require a faster response than others. Some treatments require waiting for exam rooms with special equipment. We appreciate your patience and understanding in these situations.
As your Urgent Care provider, we will strive to see every patient who seeks care. However, we reserve the right to close to new arrivals early if the patient volume and/or acuity would cause a delay in care to additional patients. Our attending provider will assess and advise patients and staff of any early closure. We will be accountable to our patients by thoughtfully assessing the need to close to new arrivals prior to our posted close time, and use that option only when necessary.
Palomar Health Medical Group’s Urgent Care Centers treat acute episodic illness or minor trauma: the Urgent Care Centers are NOT for emergency intervention for major trauma, life-threatening or potentially disabling conditions, or monitoring and treatment over prolonged periods, and is not intended to be a source of continuing care.