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On-site Resources - Safety & Security

Safety & Security

Emergency Numbers

  • Emergency Number at the San Diego Convention Center: (619)525-5911
  • From a convention center house phone: 5911

For emergencies outside of the convention center: 

  • Emergency: 911
    • City Police Non-Emergency:  (619)531-2000
  • Poison Control: (800)222-1222 (Nationwide)

Nearest Hospitals

Scripps Mercy Hospital, - 4.0 miles 
4077 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (619)294-8111

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center - 12.7 miles
6655 Alvardo Rd., San Diego, CA 92120 (619)287-3270  

First Aid at the San Diego Convention Center

These stations are fully equiped and staffed by licensed medical professionals and include automated external defibrillators.

  • Location: 
    • TBD
  • Hours of Operation:
    • TBD

For Your Safety

When you are outside you should:

  • Get directions before leaving the hotel or restaurant.
  • Take taxis or shuttles you recognize.
  • Walk with another person. Single targets are the most likely victims of crime.
  • Not wear your badges or carry conference bags. Both identify out-of-towners.
  • Avoid dark, isolated areas, such as closed plazas and apparent shortcuts back to the hotel.

Drug Stores

CVS Pharmacy
400 5th Ave (619)744-9967
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Pharmacy: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

CVS
645 Market St. (619)234-5952
Hours of Operation: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Pharmacy: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM