COVID-19 Resource Clinic

Palomar Health is following county guidelines to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, healthcare workers and all Tiers in Phase 1A and Phase 1B (Tier 1) are eligible. Everyone must show proof of being a San Diego resident and meeting criteria of either phase at the time of vaccination. Learn more about the rollout plan.


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. 

We will keep this page updated with additional registration information, so please keep checking back often for more information on scheduling appointments.

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. 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 infusion therapy to treat medically eligible COVID-19 positive patients with monoclonal antibodies (mAb). Those 65 and over may self-refer for treatment, all others must be scheduled by a medical provider. All treatments will be provided at no cost to the patient. Call (619) 685-2500 or email to check your eligibility. 

Monoclonal antibodies are manmade versions of the antibodies that our bodies naturally make to fight viruses, such as COVID19, and have been shown in clinical trials to reduce 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 adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 88 lbs) who are at high risk for progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization.

Eligible patients must meet each of the following criteria for treatment:

1. Test positive (PCR or Antigen) for COVID-19
2. Currently experiencing mild to moderate symptoms
3. Within 10 days of symptom onset (ideally <72 hours)
4. High-risk of severe progression of COVID-19
5. Cannot be receiving supplemental oxygen for COVID-19 or have allergies to monoclonal antibody treatment

If you are interested in being treated, speak with your doctor for more information. If you do not have a doctor, visit our Find a Doctor page or call 2-1-1 for help finding a doctor. For more information about antibody thearpy, call (619) 685-2500 or email 

Palomar Health is looking for volunteers to staff the COVID-19 Resource Clinic at 555 E. Valley Parkway. We need people to serve in both medical and non-medical capacities. Please see our volunteer page to sign up.

Palomar Health is following federalstate and county guidelines to receive and distribute the COVID-19 vaccine. We will begin administering the vaccine to the general public on Wednesday, February 3. Vaccines will be given by appointment only to those who meet current vaccination eligibility (as stated top of page). Appointments will be available through by noon on Tuesday, February 2.

Planned County Rollout
We are currently in Phase 1A (healthcare workers and patients living in long-term healthcare facilities). The plan will roll out as follows (as reported by the County of San Diego):

To determine your eligibility, click here.

Phase 1B
TIER 1: Starting February 27

  • Persons aged 65 years and older are eligible for vaccination now 
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: education, childcare, emergency services (through Scripps site), and food and agriculture (farmworkers will be vaccinated by SD County Fire).
TIER 2: (opening next)
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: transportation and logistics; industrial, commercial, residential, and sheltering facilities and services; critical manufacturing
  • Congregate settings with outbreak risk, including incarcerated and homeless
Phase 1C: To be determined
  • Individuals 50-64 years of age
  • People 16-49 years of age who have an underlying health condition or disability which increases their risk of severe COVID-19
  • Those at risk of exposure at work in the following sectors: water and wastewater; defense; energy; chemical and hazardous materials; communications and IT; financial services; government operations/community-based essential functions
Phase 2: To be determined
  • General population over 16 years of age