Local Health Resources & Organizations

Quick Reference

2-1-1 San Diego
Connects people with community, health, and disaster services in San Diego County. 24-hour free, confidential phone service (dial 211) and searchable online database. Includes information on food assistance, health and wellness, military and veterans services, and needs such as housing, homeless services, transportation, and utility assistance.

Health Info Lines
Listing of phone numbers (mostly toll-free) of approximately 50 National Institutes of Health institutes, centers, and initiatives. Some include TTY numbers for the hearing impaired, and some indicate bilingual personnel are available

MedlinePlus: Directories
A collection of links to directories to help you find libraries, doctors and dentists in numerous specialties, other healthcare providers, hospitals and clinics, and other healthcare facilities and services.

MedlinePlus: Organizations
Alphabetical collection of hundreds of organizations providing health information. Also available arranged by topic.

 


 

AIDS/HIV/STDs

Being Alive San Diego
3940 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
619-291-1400

California HIV/AIDS Service Referrals
800-367-2437 Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

County of San Diego HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

Family Health Centers of San Diego: HIV and Hepatitis Services
21 locations throughout San Diego; most include STD testing services
619-515-2545
HIV Coordinated Services & Prevention Center
4040 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
619-876-4462
The Night Clinic at Hillcrest Family Health Center
4094 4th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
619-515-2545

HIV/AIDS Nightline
415-434-2437 or tollfree 800-628-9240, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
HIV Textline: 415-200-2920

UC San Diego Health System: Owen Clinic: HIV/AIDS Treatment 
Medical Offices South, Third Floor, 4168 Front St., San Diego, CA 92103
619-543-3995

 


 

Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous: San Diego County
San Diego Central Office
7075 Mission Gorge Road, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92120
619-265-8762 (24 hours a day)

Español: Oficina Central Hispana de A.A.
3628 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92104
619-280-7224

Narcotics Anonymous: San Diego/Imperial Counties
619-584-1007 or 800-479-0062, 24 hours, 7 days a week
619-546-0774 Español.

SMART Recovery®
Abstinence-based, nonprofit organization with a self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. Program is based on cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy called REBT, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy. Not affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Toll free: 866-951-5357
Weekly meeting held at the Herrick Library on Tuesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

SMART Recovery® Family & Friends
Helps those who are affected by the substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or other addictions of a loved one.
Toll free: 866-951-5357
Weekly meeting held at the Herrick Library on Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Stepping Stone of San Diego, Inc.
Nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment program (residential and outpatient) specializing in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community
3767 Central Ave., San Diego, CA 92105
619-278-0777

 


 

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias

Alzheimer’s Association San Diego/Imperial Chapter
24-Hour Helpline: 800-272-3900

The Alzheimer’s Project (San Diego)
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors established this regional initiative to address the toll of the disease on families, communities and our health care systems. It is focused on four fronts: The search for a cure, clinical diagnosis and disease management, care for patients and caregivers and public education.

Alzheimer’s San Diego
6632 Convoy Ct., San Diego, CA 92111
858-492-4400

 


 

Assisted Living/Home Health Care/Caregiver

ElderHelp of San Diego
Nonprofit organization that provides information and services to help seniors remain independent and in their own homes.
3860 Calle Fortunada, Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92123
619-284-9281

San Diego Eldercare Directory
Local online guide to information on senior housing, independent living, long-term care facilities, caregiving, healthcare, behavioral health, wellness, equipment & services, end-of-life issues, in-home solutions, insurance, and more. Sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
Provides free support services and information for families caring for frail older adults and adults living with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders in San Diego County.
3675 Ruffin Rd., Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92123
858-268-4432 or 800-827-1008
Español: Centro Sureño de Recursos para Cuidadores o llame 858-268-4432.

 


 

Burn Centers

Burn Institute
8825 Aero Dr., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92123-2269
858-541-2277

UCSD Regional Burn Center
200 W. Arbor Dr., San Diego, CA 92103
619-543-6505

 


 

Cancer

American Cancer Society: San Diego County
5333 Mission Center Road, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92108
619-299-4200
24-Hour Helpline 800-227-2345
Información en Español

American Melanoma Foundation
San Diego-based, volunteer-run, nonprofit organization provides information on its website.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: San Diego/Hawaii Chapter
3890 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 150, San Diego, CA 92123
858-277-1800

Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego: Peckham Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
Acute Care Pavilion, 3010 Children’s Way – 2nd Floor, San Diego, CA 92123
858-966-5811

Sharp Grossmont Hospital: David & Donna Long Center for Cancer Treatment
5555 Grossmont Center Dr., La Mesa, CA 91942
619-740-4500
Medical Oncology Department: 619-644-3030
Radiation Oncology Department: 619-740-4500
Outpatient Infusion Center: 619-740-4469

 


 

Diabetes

American Diabetes Association: Southern California Office
Service area includes San Diego County
611 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90017
323-966-2890
Información en Español

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International: San Diego Chapter
5665 Oberlin Dr. Suite 106, San Diego, CA 92121
858-597-0240

 


 

Disabilities

Also see our section on Disability Resources.

Braille Institute: San Diego Center
4555 Executive Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
858-452-1111 or 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553)
Información en Español

Challenge Center
Provides services for individuals with severe physical disabilities, their families, and caregivers.
5540 Lake Park Way, La Mesa, CA 91942
619-667-8644

Challenged America [Website is offline due to hacking, but the organization exists.]
Free sailing educational and rehabilitation programs for individuals with disabilities.
c/o The Disabled BusinessPersons Association
San Diego State University – Interwork Institute
6367 Alvarado Court, Suite 350, San Diego, CA
619-594-8805

Disability Accessible Travel in San Diego (San Diego Tourism Authority)

Easter Seals Southern California
Serves people and families who face a wide range of disabilities, including physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and educational
1063 McGaw Avenue, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92614
714-834-1111

Hearing Loss Association of America: San Diego Chapter
e-mail: HLAASD@gmail.com

Home of Guiding Hands
Provides programming and housing for men, women, and children with developmental disabilities.
1908 Friendship Drive, El Cajon, CA 92020-0501
619-938-2850

International Dyslexia Association: San Diego Branch
12285 Oak Knoll Road, Poway, CA 92064
619-295-3722 or 800-657-03871

March of Dimes: San Diego
Advocates for the health of mothers and babies, full-term pregnancy, and improved birth outcomes.
5173 Waring Rd. #133, San Diego,CA 92120
858-576-1211

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
PO Box 84601, San Diego, CA 92138-4601
619-294-6541

San Diego Center for the Blind
5922 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
619-583-1542

San Diego Regional Center
Provides services to persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
4355 Ruffin Rd., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92123
858-576-2996

United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County
8525 Gibbs Dr., Suite 209, San Diego, CA 92123
858-571-7803

 


 

Domestic Violence

San Diego Domestic Violence 24-Hour Toll-free Crisis Line: 888-385-4657
(Operated by the Center for Community Solutions for all of San Diego County)
Linea de Assistencia de Violencia Doméstica en San Diego: 888-385-4657

National Domestic Violence 24-Hour Toll-free Hotline: 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Linea Directa Nacional de Violencia Doméstica, 24 horas, bilingüe, y confidencial: 800-799-7233

Center for Community Solutions
460 N. Magnolia, El Cajon, CA 92020
619-697-7477

San Diego Domestic Violence Council: San Diego Regional Guide
Assistencia de Violencia Doméstica: Condado de San Diego: Guía de Recursos en Español

YWCA of San Diego County
1012 C St., San Diego, CA 92101
619-239-0355
YWCA 24-Hour Emergency Hotline: 619-234-3164

 


 

Family Planning

The majority of community health clinics offer family planning services. 

Family Health Centers of San Diego: Women’s Services
619-515-2300

Planned Parenthood – El Cajon Center (plus other locations throughout San Diego County)
1685 E. Main St., Suite 301, El Cajon, CA 92021
888-743-7526

 


 

Health Associations

ALS Association: Greater San Diego Chapter (San Diego and Imperial Counties)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease)
9929 Hibert St., Suite A, San Diego, CA 92131
858-271-5547
Email: sdweb@alasd.org

American Diabetes Association: Southern California
611 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 900, Los Angeles, CA 90017
323-966-2890

American Heart Association: San Diego Division
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 240, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-410-3850

Arthritis Foundation: California Office
800 W. 6th Street, Suite 1010, Los Angeles, CA 90017
323-954-5750

Autism Society of America: San Diego County Chapter
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123
858-715-0678
Email: info@autismsocietysandiego.org

Community Health Improvement Partners

5095 Murphy Canyon Road., Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92123
858-609-7960
Email: chipinfo@sdchip.org

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: Greater San Diego & Desert Area Chapter
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92037
619-497-1300
Email: sandiego@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County
2055 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104
619-296-0161
Email: info@epilepsysandiego.org

Hemophilia Association of San Diego County
3550 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 105, San Diego, CA 92108
619-325-3570
Email: info@hasdc.org

Lupus Foundation of Southern California
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego, CA 92123
858-278-2788
Email: info@lupussocal.org

Muscular Dystrophy Association: San Diego Office
3760 Convoy St., Suite 112, San Diego, CA 92111
858-492-9792
Email sandiego@mdausa.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Pacific South Coast Chapter
10089 Willow Creek Road, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92131
760-448-8400 or toll free 800-344-4867
Email: msinfo@mspacific.org
Esclerosis Múltiple: Información en Español

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego
P.O. Box #1633, Solana Beach, CA 92075
858-999-5671
Email: info@parkinsonsassociation.org

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America: San Diego Chapter
837 South 47th St., San Diego, CA 92113
619-788-8225
Email: scdaasandiego@gmail.com

 


 

Health Clinics

Clinics and Health Centers in the San Diego East Region (list provided by the Grossmont Healthcare District)

Urgent Care and Community Clinics in the San Diego East Region (list provided by the Grossmont Healthcare District)

San Diego American Indian Health Center – Nonprofit, Federally Qualified Health Center providing services to Native Americans living in the San Diego area. Emphasis is on the urban American Indian population, but the center welcomes everyone. All verified American Indians/Alaska Natives are eligible for care regardless of residency or tribal affiliation.
2630 1st Ave. San Diego, CA 92103
619-234-2158
Email: info@sdaihc.or

 


 

Heart, Kidney, Liver

American Heart Association: San Diego Division
9404 Genesee Ave., Suite 240, La Jolla, CA 92037
858-410-3850

American Liver Foundation: Pacific Coast Division (San Diego and Imperial Counties and Hawaii)
2515 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 334, San Diego, CA 92108
619-291-5483

National Kidney Foundation: NKF Serving Southern California and Nevada
15490 Ventura Blvd., Suite 210, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
818-783-8153 or toll free 800-747-5527
Email: nkfsca@kidney.org

 


 

Hospice Care

The Elizabeth Hospice
8989 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 190, San Diego, CA 92108
800-797-2050

Sharp HospiceCare
8881 Fletcher Parkway, Suite 336, La Mesa, CA 91942
619-667-1900 or toll free 800-681-9188
Sharp HospiceCare services are offered at Sharp’s four hospitals, including Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

Vitas Hospice
9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92123
858-499-8901 or toll free 877-297-8969

 


 

 


 

Mental Health

In Crisis? Call toll-free 24 hours 800-273-TALK (8255) (Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
California Youth Crisis Line 800-843-5200
County of San Diego Access and Crisis Line 888-724-7240, TDD 619-641-6992
Find help now: Dial 2-1-1 for resource assistance from 211 San Diego

California Coalition for Youth: Youth Crisis Line
800-843-5200, 24/7, toll free, confidential

Courage to Call
24 hours toll-free 877-698-7838 or dial 2-1-1 option 4
Veteran-run, peer-to-peer support program in San Diego County. Veteran-staffed 24/7 helpline provides free, confidential information, guidance, and referrals, to active and former military or Guard and their families and loved ones.

It’s Up to Us – Campaign sponsored by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms, utilize local resources, and seek help.
Up2SD (LGBTQ)
Up2SD (Men)
Up2SD (Older Adults)
Up2SD (Parents)
Up2SD (Women)
Up2SD (Youth and Young Adults)
Todo Depende de Nosotros información en Español

Mental Health America of San Diego County
4069 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104
619-543-0412

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) San Diego
Helpline: 800-523-5933 or 619-543-1434 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
5095 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 320, San Diego, CA 92123
858-634-6580 x152
Email: info@namisd.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-TALK (8255), 24/7, free and confidential support

 


 

Senior and Caregiver Issues

caregiverSD.com – Directory on the San Diego Union-Tribune website designed to be a trusted source of information, resources, and support for family caregivers.

City of El Cajon Recreation Department: Programs for Seniors
200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020
619-441-1754

Elderhelp (“Helping seniors stay in their homes”)
3860 Calle Fortunada, Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92123
619-284-9281
Email: info@elderhelpofsandiego.org

Elder Law & Advocacy – Free and low-cost civil legal services, Medicare counseling and advocacy (HICAP), and referrals to community service providers to qualifying seniors.
5151 Murphy Canyon Rd., Suite 110, San Diego, CA 92123
858-565-1392

La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center
8450 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, CA 91942
619-667-1322

Meals On Wheels East County Service Center
131 Chambers St., Suite 100, El Cajon, CA 92020
619-447-8782

Meals On Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc.
2254 San Diego Ave., Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92110
619-260-6110 or 800-5 SENIOR (800-573-6467)

RideFACT – Affordable Senior Transportation – Serves all cities in San Diego County as well as Ramona and Spring Valley. Provides low-cost general purpose trips for seniors (age 60+) 7 days a week. Call 888-924-3228 for reservations.

San Diego Eldercare Directory San Diego Eldercare Directory
Local online guide to information on senior housing, independent living, long-term care facilities, caregiving, healthcare, behavioral health, wellness, equipment & services, end-of-life issues, in-home solutions, insurance, and more. Sponsored by the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Senior Nutrition Centers/Senior Dining Centers (County of San Diego) – Includes links to locations which provide hot lunches during the week for adults age 60+. Also includes links to information for home-delivered meals for those age 60+ and homebound.

Senior Resource Center: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
9000 Wakarusa St., La Mesa, CA 91942
619-740-4214

Southern Caregiver Resource Center
3675 Ruffin Rd., Suite 230, San Diego, CA 92123
858-268-4432
Información sobre el Centro Sureño de Recursos para Cuidadores en Español

 


 

Social Services

2-1-1 San Diego
Connects people with community, health, and disaster services in San Diego County. 24-hour confidential phone service (dial 211) and searchable online database.

Catholic Charities Diocese of San Diego
3888 Paducah Drive, San Diego, CA 92117 (office only, no services at this address)
619-231-2828

County Medical Services (County of San Diego)
Program that funds medical care for uninsured indigent adult county residents
Call 800-587-8118 to request an appointment and apply for CMS.

Episcopal Community Services
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 350, National City, CA 91950 (administrative offices only)
619-228-2800
Email: info@ecscalifornia.org

Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Turk Family Center, 8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123
858-637-3210

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California: Community Care Center: San Diego Office
4425 Bannock Ave., San Diego, CA 92117
858-483-4007

The Salvation Army: El Cajon Corps Community Center
1011 E. Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
619-440-4683 or 800-SAL-ARMY (800-725-2769)

The Salvation Army: Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center
6848 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92115
619-269-1500

 


 

Urgent Care Clinics

Urgent Care Clinics in the San Diego East Region (list provided by the Grossmont Healthcare District)