San Ysidro Health Center


San Ysidro Health Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1969 along the border of California and Mexico, committed to providing high-quality, compassionate healthcare services that are easily accessible for families in San Diego County. They currently boast 41 program sites that serve over 105,000 patients each year.

Scripps Health and San Ysidro Health have joined forces to offer perinatology services for high-risk pregnancies. The program includes ultrasound exams and consultative services.

Family Medicine

Family medicine providers offer comprehensive care for the entire family, from routine physicals and immunizations, health screenings, and referrals when necessary to mental health counseling or substance abuse treatments. Family physicians can even offer tele-visits so patients can access care from the comfort of their own homes.

For your convenience, clinics throughout San Diego County offer same-day or next-day appointments and accept most major insurances. Patients can use MyUCSDChart to message their PCP or schedule video visits with certain providers; some even provide after-hours care!

San Ysidro Health Center staff is dedicated to providing high-quality, compassionate health care that is accessible and compassionate for everyone in the local community. As a non-profit organization that cares for people regardless of their ability to pay, the center also offers various innovative programs designed to enhance patient lives while making a positive difference locally – for instance, the Healthy Steps program partners with elementary schools, public housing complexes, supermarkets, and supermarkets to offer preventative healthcare services to those most in need and HIV education/support programs to the local community.

Internal Medicine

UC San Diego Health’s internal medicine physicians specialize in diagnosing and treating adult diseases, from routine health care to managing complex medical conditions, from regular health maintenance to complex conditions management. You’ll work alongside your physician to stay healthy and active and coordinate care between specialists for heart disease, cancer, oncology, infectious diseases, and more. With personalized service from highly-trained, caring doctors and access to state-of-the-art treatment facilities, they’re there for you throughout your life.

Primary care doctors serve as your health’s advocate, offering annual exams to monitor your health and complete essential screenings. They’re the first doctors you see if something goes amiss, referring you to specialists if necessary. At San Ysidro Health Center, our comprehensive primary care services encompass pediatrics, gynecology, and internal medicine so you can live the best life possible!

San Ysidro Health Center has served San Diego’s South Bay and Central/Southeastern regions for more than five decades as a Federally Qualified Health Center, providing high-quality, low-cost, culturally competent health care to all regardless of ability to pay. A sliding fee scale based on income allows those with lower incomes access free or discounted health services.

San Ysidro Health is a clinical teaching site for the Scripps Family Medicine Residency Program, offering an exclusive opportunity for graduate internists who share our passion for working in underserved communities. We aim to give them all the experience, exposure, and hands-on opportunities they require to make an impactful contribution.


San Ysidro Health Center’s Pediatrics team cares for children from birth through high school graduation. Our pediatricians are committed to providing high-quality healthcare that is compassionate and easily accessible – including convenient locations offering evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.

SYHC Pediatrics offers a distinctive training program for residents to gain clinical experience while serving the community. Run in partnership with Rady Children’s Hospital, this training includes extensive rotations designed to educate residents on caring for medically complex or special-needs children and working closely with all specialty services within SYHC to provide comprehensive care at community clinics throughout Southern San Diego.

We are the leading provider of pediatric primary care in our region. Our doctors are board-certified pediatricians with advanced training to support your child at every developmental stage. Furthermore, many pediatricians are certified in telemedicine to ensure your child always has access to medical advice regardless of where they reside in the county.

Your child can change pediatricians at any time, though their new provider must know his/her medical history and current health condition. To do this, call your health plan’s member services department (the number can usually be found on the back of an insurance card) to update his/her records with their new provider. So your child can start seeing him/her immediately!


San Ysidro Health Center aims to deliver high-quality, accessible, and affordable healthcare services in an accessible setting. They specialize in preventive and restorative oral healthcare services for adults and children – screenings, exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and more intensive treatments such as fillings, crown extractions, and space maintenance services.

SYHC dental staff work collaboratively with Rady Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology and Transplant teams to care for patients who may be medically or behaviorally compromised. Furthermore, SYHC conducts outreach visits to pre-schools, elementary schools, and WIC Nutrition centers across San Diego County to offer young children oral health screenings and prevention.

This clinic operates under a sliding scale model, meaning their costs for services depend on your income and may offer financial aid options. Please call them directly to see if you qualify and obtain more details on their sliding fee program and financial assistance options available to them.

Ocean View Dental provides pediatric dentistry, routine and periodic exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, and comprehensive treatment services such as fillings, crowns, extractions, and space maintenance. In addition, Ocean View Dental also offers adult dentistry, including annual examinations, x-rays, cleanings, fillings, crowns, root canals, partial dentures, and dentures.

This clinic offers sliding-scale dental services; costs for their dental services depend on your income, and they may submit some form of financial aid. For more information, call or visit their website directly – it is located in San Diego, CA.

Women’s Health

San Ysidro offers women looking to have a baby or just wanting to maintain their gynecological health access to customized services designed to meet their unique needs. Obstetricians, gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants offer annual wellness exams, family planning services, reproductive healthcare, breast and cervical cancer screenings, and tailored education resources for women.

SYHC operates an Internal Medicine Residency Program in partnership with Scripps Health to educate future physicians. This residency offers hands-on experience, exposure to innovative programs, research opportunities, and quality improvement projects in medicine.

SYHC and Scripps collaborate to offer perinatology (or maternal-fetal medicine) services for pregnant patients at high-risk gestational gestations. Referred from their SYHC OB-GYN, this service includes detailed ultrasound exams and consultation with an MFM specialist.

Women’s health services at SYHC include hormone replacement therapy, cervical cancer screening, and pain management. We also provide Pap smears and wellness exams – critical preventive services that your insurance provider could potentially cover.

SYHC Women’s Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center, accepting all Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance plans and discounted self-pay options for uninsured residents living within qualifying zip codes. They also offer discounted self-pay rates to ensure access to affordable, accessible healthcare services that can change lives. Furthermore, mobile health units visit schools, public housing complexes, supermarkets, and other community venues so SYHC can reach more individuals with lifesaving and life-altering health services.