ER Wait Time | Door To Provider: 6 minutes | If this is a life-threatening emergency, call 911.

Emergency Services

We are a full-service emergency department open 24-hours-a-day, every day.
We are also certified for advanced cardiac, stroke, and geriatric care.

Senior Care Speciality

Our Senior Care Specialty Services unit is designed to meet the specific needs of older
adults with medical problems combined with mental health issues unique to them.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Looking for an exciting place to work where you have the
opportunity to help others? Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is the place for you.

Emergency Services

We are a full-service emergency department open 24-hours-a-day, every day. We are also certified for advanced cardiac, stroke, and geriatric care.

Senior Care Speciality

Our Senior Care Specialty Services unit is designed to meet the specific needs of older adults with medical problems combined with mental health issues unique to them.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Looking for an exciting place to work where you have the opportunity to help others? Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is the place for you.

Emergency Services

SENIOR CARE SPECIALTY SERVICES

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Surgical Services

Providing immediate access to advanced diagnostic services and lifesaving care
With new, state-of-the-art emergency care facilities with some of the shortest average wait times in the county. 

Specialized behavioral health care for our Senior Patients
Our geriatric behavioral health program provides cognitive, emotional, and behavioral care in a secure 24-hours-a-day.

Physical rehabilitation close to home! Expert, hospital-level care and expertise
Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach to help our patients function at their highest potential.

Expert care using latest technology. With a wide range of surgical services
Supporting an extensive range of surgical specialties, including general, vascular, thoracic, orthopedic, and more. 

Emergency Services

Providing immediate access to advanced diagnostic services and lifesaving care
With new, state-of-the-art emergency care facilities with some of the shortest average wait times in the county. 

SENIOR CARE SPECIALTY SERVICES

Specialized behavioral health care for our Senior Patients
Our geriatric behavioral health program provides cognitive, emotional, and behavioral care in a secure 24-hours-a-day.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation close to home! Expert, hospital-level care and expertise
Providing a comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach to help our patients function at their highest potential.

Surgical Services

Expert care using latest technology. With a wide range of surgical services
Supporting an extensive range of surgical specialties, including general, vascular, thoracic, orthopedic, and more. 

50 Years of Service to Our Community
Dedicated to serve the people of San Diego since 1972.

Welcome to Alvarado Hospital Medical Center

We are committed to making our facility a safe place for care. You can rest assured that we’ve taken all the steps we can to protect you and those you love. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is making sure you don’t have to choose between safety and getting the care you need.

Patient Safety Excellence

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in patient safety with a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. This places Alvarado among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals reporting patient safety data as evaluated by Healthgrades. This marks the eighth consecutive year that Healthgrades has awarded Alvarado Hospital this distinction (2015-2022).

Featured Services

Cardiac Catheterization Lab

Emergency Services

Surgical Services

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Sexual Medicine

Senior Care Services

Awards and Accreditations

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News

Sandra Beasley New CNO of Alvarado Hospital

Alvarado Hospital welcomes Sandra Beasley, MHA, BSN, RN, as its new Chief Nursing Officer. Sandra started her role as the new CNO on August 8, taking over from Interim CNO David Cooke, who was installed after former CNO, Sacha Ridgway, left earlier this year....

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Patients Testimonials

I would like to take the time to thank the wonderful doctor, nurses and ER techs who took such excellent care of me. I came to the hospital not feeling well and scared. The charge nurse immediately escorted me to a bed, and I was shown so much kindness and reassurance. Dr Kilian, nurse Lexi, and ER tech Anaissa took great care of me. I was treated with such great service! Laura the secretary came and made sure I had my call light, and even the admitting rep Jessie B. went over all my billing information. I felt comfortable and well cared for. I was discharged and felt so much better. Thank you so much Alvarado hospital ER staff. Thanks for all the hard work you all do!

Terra E.

My experience with the emergency room visit was exceptional. At every point of interaction, the team members were kind and professional even down to the security guard who offered a new patient a more comfortable wheelchair to sit in upon arrival. From intake to discharge was only about three hours and I was told that it was a busy day with patients. If another emergency visit was ever needed, this would be my first choice hands down.

Helen B

Thank you to all the surgical team and the nurses that care for me before, during and after spine surgery. I appreciate your kindness and skills. Without you all I would not be here today I’m on the road to recovery and better health so that I can help others.

Mr. Duvan

This hospital has been very kind and caring to me…. The ER nurses and doctors were amazing and attentive to my needs. I unfortunately had to come back earlier Monday because of some of my major health conditions. The doctor and I had a hard time with communication, at first, but both saw where we got slipped up and everything went so well. My nurse Steve is awesome. He’s very straight to the point, stern and does his job phenomenally. I personally prefer the straightforwardness when it comes to my health care. I wasn’t judged as other hospitals absolutely do and I felt safe. Thank you for helping me and not jumping to conclusions about me based on my medications. You guys took the time to find out why and showed me compassion. Alvarado is my go-to. If you’re kind to them, they’ll be kind to you.

Emily J.

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