COVID-19 Resource Clinic

Palomar Health is following county guidelines to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, healthcare workers and Phase 1A, 1B and 1C are eligible. Everyone must show proof of being a San Diego resident at the time of vaccination. 


Palomar Health, in partnership with the County of San Diego, is operating a drive-thru vaccination site at the former hospital located at 555 E. Valley Parkway in downtown Escondido. The site is open Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Vaccines are given by appointment only to those who meet current vaccination eligibility (as stated above). Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be administered at this site, depending on supply. You will be notified which vaccine will be administered when scheduling.

Click here to schedule an appointment or call (833) 422-4255 for scheduling assistance.

TEACHERS (grades K-12) click here to schedule your appointment.

Due to vaccine supply and staffing, appointments are only made available two days in advance and may be cancelled if supply is unavailable. 

Click Here for a Map of the COVID-19 Resource Clinic

Here's a video showing what you can expect from your vaccination appointment:

Other vaccination sites are also available throughout the community. The County Health Department, healthcare organizations, pharmacies and a growing number of other providers are now offering vaccines free of charge. Find a location that is most convenient for you and register for an appointment online. You may also receive a vaccine from your primary care provider, if they are offering it. Please see locations for more information.

Palomar Medical Center Escondido (2185 Citracado Parkway) is NOT a public vaccination site.

Free drive-thru COVID-19 tests are now being offered by appointment at the COVID-19 Resource Clinic on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 1 - 5 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Click here to schedule a COVID19 test appointment.

When arriving for a test, you will enter at the main entrance of the hospital campus (at the stop light). Follow the signs for COVID19 Testing to avoid any lines and traffic for vaccines. See map above for testing route. 

The test should take 15 minutes and results will be sent by secure email within 1 to 2 days.


Palomar Health is offering FREE infusion therapy to treat certain COVID-19 positive patients with monoclonal antibodies (mAb). All treatments will be provided at no cost to the patient regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Call (619) 685-2500 to see if you qualify!

What is monoclonal antibody treatment?
Monoclonal antibodies are manmade versions of the antibodies that our bodies naturally make to fight viruses, such as COVID-19. Clinical trials have shown it reduces COVID-19-related hospitalization and emergency room visits. This treatment has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 positive patients who are at high risk developing severe symptoms. Treatments are given through intravenous (IV) infusion using a small needle through a vein in your arm. The infusion can take 2-3 hours, though times may vary. 

Eligible patients must meet the following criteria for treatment:


1. Positive COVID-19 test
2. Currently experiencing mild to moderate symptoms
3. Less than 10 days since symptoms started (ideally <72 hours)
4. High-risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms
5. Not receiving supplemental oxygen for COVID-19 
6. Age 12 and over and weighing 88 lbs with a referral (those 65 and older can self-refer - call today!)

If you are interested in being treated, ask your doctor for a referral. If you do not have a doctor, visit our Find a Doctor page or call 2-1-1 for help finding a doctor.

Palomar Health is looking for volunteers to staff the vaccine clinic at 555 E. Valley Parkway and Cal State San Marcos. We need people to serve in both medical and non-medical capacities. Please see our volunteer page to sign up.