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Scripps Health Launches New Retail Clinic in University City with Irvine Company

Scripps HealthExpress first in region offering health care within an office complex

SAN DIEGO — Scripps Health and Irvine Company today announced the opening of Scripps HealthExpress, a new retail health clinic designed to offer convenient health and wellness services at an Irvine Company office complex in University City.

The 1,691-square-foot facility at The Plaza (4350 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 130) features a medical office operated by Scripps Clinic with four exam rooms and offers a wide variety of medical and wellness services on an appointment and walk-in basis.

“At Scripps, we believe it is important that health care is convenient and affordable,” said Chris Van Gorder, Scripps president and CEO. “Scripps HealthExpress provides health care close to where people work, which makes getting the care they need that much easier and we also want to work with employers across the region to help them maintain a healthy workplace.”

This is the first health care facility in San Diego County to open in a workplace community. It marks Scripps’ first expansion into retail health and Irvine Company’s growing focus on wellness amenities and services for its customers.

“Our research tells us healthy and happy employees are most productive,” said Doug Holte, president, Irvine Company Office Properties.

Early next year, Irvine Company will open a new concept, called Kinetic, which expands on the effort. It will offer health care through the partnership with Scripps, corporate wellness and fitness under one roof. It’s a concept the company is also pursuing in its Newport Beach and Silicon Valley workplace communities.

“We are on the forefront of creating the ‘Next Gen’ workplace,” Holte said. “Today’s workforce wants to integrate all elements of their lifestyle into the work day – and that includes fitness, health care and overall wellness.”

The new La Jolla center offers a range of health-care services provided by Scripps Clinic caregivers. Services will include physicals, diet and nutrition counseling, disease-prevention programs, treatment and evaluation for minor conditions, health screenings, immunizations, prescription refills and diagnostic tests.

“While many large employers offer onsite wellness clinics, Scripps HealthExpress offers small and mid-sized employers the benefits of onsite health care services,” said Van Gorder.

Scripps HealthExpress at The Plaza is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are available on a walk-in basis or by calling (858) 678-6781. Scripps HealthExpress accepts most insurance, as well as cash payment.

About Irvine Company Office Properties
Irvine Company Office Properties owns and operates a portfolio of about 500 high quality buildings in some of California’s most prestigious locations, including Orange County, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and San Diego. The company’s long-term ownership and reinvestment philosophy ensures companies operate in buildings maintained to the highest levels possible. It also assures a rare environment of stability, consistency and on-going quality with unmatched, comprehensive customer service.

About Scripps Health
Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a nonprofit integrated health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats more than 600,000 patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and more than 14,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, hospice and home health care services, 28 outpatient centers and clinics, and hundreds of physician offices throughout the region.

Recognized as a leader in prevention, diagnosis and treatment, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research, genomic medicine and wireless health care. With three highly respected graduate medical education programs, Scripps is a longstanding member of the Association of American Medical Colleges. Scripps hospitals are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the nation’s best and Scripps is regularly recognized by Fortune, Working Mother magazine and AARP as one of the best places in the nation to work. More information can be found at www.scripps.org