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Children's Hospital - Escondido Center

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  • Location Address: 2125 Citracado Parkway, Suite 200 | Escondido, CA 92029
  • reviews Rating: 2.70 (76 reviews)
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About Children's Hospital - Escondido Center

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is the region’s pediatric medical center serving San Diego, Imperial and southern Riverside counties. We treat children from birth to 18 years old as well as a small number of adults with certain conditions for which we have specialized services.


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  • Practice icon Rady's Children's Hospital - Escondido


  • person icon Stephen Kingsmore, M.D., D.Sc., President and Chief Executive Officer

Founding Story

Dr. Stephen F. Kingsmore is President/CEO of Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine where he leads a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, physicians and researchers who are pioneering the use of rapid Whole Genome Sequencing to enable precise diagnoses for critically-ill newborns. Among his achievements, Dr. Kingsmore holds the Guinness World Reco
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  • Education badge MB ChB BAO BSc and DSc degrees from the Queen's University of Belfast
  • Education badge Clinical immunology in Northern Ireland
  • Education badge Residency in internal medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center


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2125 Citracado Parkway, Suite 200, CA, 92029

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THEY WILL KEEP YOU THERE JUST TO BILL YOUMy son obviously needed stitches. They were told this before checking in. Instead of telling us they do not provide that service they chose to check us in make us wait in the waiting room for 2 hours then look say yes he needs stitches and send us to the ERThey were shown at check in you could clearly see the cut was large and all the way to the bone. It was obviously something that could not be glued. They literally did nothing but check us in have us wait then send us to the ER... and the lovely part of all that is they sent us a bill... 469.00 just for them to tell us they cannot do stitches...My kids have always seen Childrens pediatricians but Palomar hospital has always provided better emergency care. Will never go there again

Jessica Dresser
12 May 2024
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I would have loved to give a better rating because the staff were nice and very helpful but reason of my one star review is because I took my toddler here because he had trouble breathing and had a bad cough and high fever. As soon as we got there they didnt do much just gave him Tylenol for his fever and told me the breathing would get better and let us go.That same night I had to call the ambulance because my baby was a bit unresponsive. Getting to the hospital he was diagnosed with Croup and needed a breathing treatment ASAP. Do to the doctors at Randys not getting to it and telling me all he had was a common cold I had to spend two nights at the hospital because my baby had to be on oxygen.

Yasmin M
12 May 2024
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My sons heart condition requires us to visit his cardiologist routinely. The staff is always helpful and kind. They treat him with respect and do their best to explain everything in ways he and I both understand. Sometimes there is a bit of a wait but they seem to try their best to minimize as much as possible.

Melanie McFarlane
12 May 2024
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I took my son here because it was the only close urgent care still open. We arrived at 855pm and walked in to check him in. The very rude lady checking in said they werent taking anymore patients. I looked at my watch confused because they clearly closed at 10pm she just shrugged her shoulders and walked away. After reading other reviews Im thankful he wasnt seen here

Noelle Tripoli
12 March 2024
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It is great that they have an urgent care. When you find out that your child is ill or gets injured after hours it is nice to have somewhere to take them. Yes sometimes there is a wait but the staff is wonderful and so are the doctors. My insurance covers urgent cares when it is an emergency so I would check your insurance to make sure it is covered before you go. Urgent care can be expensive. But It is better than going to the ER where you run the risk of catching something.

Patricia McCollough
12 November 2023
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I cant speak to the billing aspect of this place as we were just there yesterday but I found the staff to be great. We easily made an appt through mychart which helped a lot with wait times Im sure. My kiddo was treated wonderfully and the staff were very kind.

Emily Foster
12 September 2023
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This is the only urgent care close to us from Rady so its what we used to do. Every time I have to take my toddler to urgent care here theres long waits no doctors and terrible service. The most recent two hours wait for a four year old with a rash in HIS EARS THAT IS BLEEDING no sir I will not wait two hours. Oh and also wait outsideAvoid it unless its your absolute only choice for medical care for your kid.

Edith Krumholz
12 June 2023
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Absolutely horrible. We waited outside prior to opening and were the third family in. Its currently been two hours since they opened and we have yet to see a dr. I know they are not spending 45 minutes with each patient. This is absolutely ridiculous. Completely uncalled for. We bring our children here because they are sick and there is no sense of care at all with the staff here.

Ernest Russell
12 June 2023
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My daughter was sick and we brought her here our wait was very brief and the nurses were amazing She ended up vomiting all over their scale us - the nurses were so great in helping us clean up assuring us it was no big deal and making sure that my daughter was taken care of first and foremost. The doctor was very thorough but didnt do anything unnecessary. She did the correct tests and provided with antibiotics after the flu and strep tests came back negative. With the antibiotics she was better in no time. We will absolutely be back if my daughter is sick again in the future

Cassidy Croot
12 May 2022
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Wow I dont even know where to start. From the time we walked in we were greeted by a very nice lady they gave us an estimated time. We werent waiting very long went inside nurse was super kind you can tell she loved her job she was friendly. She also gave us an updated time told us how many pediatricians were on shift and how many patients were in the urgent care clinic. Shortly after she walked out the pediatrician walked in she was outstanding super knowledgeable extremely friendly really high caliber pediatrician not like what you would get at a normal clinic you can tell she had a lot of experience with kiddos. Thank you so much for the good experience.

justin Stratton
12 May 2022

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