COVID-19 Resource Clinic










Per county guidelines, everyone over the age of 16 is eligible to receive a vaccine.  The County of San Diego is currently partnering with several vaccine distribution locations throughout the county. Each site requires you meet eligibility requirements and make an appointment through an online reservation system. Everyone must show proof of being a San Diego resident at the time of vaccination.

 



As of May 1, 2021, the drive-through vaccine clinic operated by Palomar Health in downtown Escondido is now closed. The site has merged with the vaccine clinic at Cal State University San Marcos (CSUSM). All appointments previously held at the drive-through location in downtown Escondido have been moved to the CSUSM location and will be honored on the same date and time. (Note: the CSUSM clinic is a walk-through clinic, NOT drive-through.) To find an appointment at the CSUSM clinic, or others around the county, register online or call (833) 422-4255 for scheduling assistance.

This vaccine clinic has been moved due to the sale of the former hospital in downtown Escondido. The buyer will be taking ownership over the next few months and the building must be decommissioned in the coming weeks. It has been a pleasure serving our community and administering 30,000 vaccines over the past three months and we are excited about joining forces with the site at CSUSM to continue providing vaccines in a bigger way! The CSUSM clinic has the ability to give 5,000 vaccines each day with our added support and we look forward to seeing many of you at CSUSM when you arrive for your vaccine.

Palomar Health hospitals and other healthcare facilities are NOT a public vaccination site.




Testing is no longer provided at Palomar Health sites. To find a free testing site around the county, click here.

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 would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who donated their time and talents to our community. Because of their generosity we were able to vaccinate 30,000 community members in less than 90 days. We could not be more grateful to each and every person who helped make our vaccine clinic a huge success.
 
We are still looking for vaccine volunteers to help at the CSUSM clinic. If you’re interested in volunteering at the vaccination site in San Marcos, fill out this form.
 
If you are interested in being a volunteer with Palomar Health, we would love to speak with you further about our opportunities. Please fill out the online form and we will contact you with more information.