The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Travel To San Diego

San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine (SDHIPM) is located north of Balboa Park in the Hillcrest area of the City of San Diego on the south rim of Mission Valley.  The Inpatient Care Center overlooks Mission Bay with the Pacific Ocean in the distance.

You can locate SDHIPM on a map.

Transportation to San Diego

All major US airlines have flights departing and arriving into San Diego International Airport (SAN) located just 10 minutes from downtown and 15 minutes for San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine.

International direct flights are also available from Mexico.

Amtrak’s “Pacific Surfliner” is available from Los Angeles with both Coach and Reserved Business Class services.  Information about these trains and reservations are available at

Ground Transportation in San Diego

Shuttle, taxi and limousine services are readily available from San Diego Airport.  If traveling by taxi, request service by phone 15-30 minutes before service is needed, as they cannot be easily flagged down on the street.

In addition, if you plan to tour San Diego, consider renting a car.  The distance between attractions is significant, and the terrain has many hills and canyons.


Numerous hotels are conveniently located in downtown San Diego and in the Mission Valley area.  Please contact the Education Coordinator at 619.278.6326 for detailed information regarding accommodations in San Diego.


There is a cafeteria on-site at SDHIPM that serves a continental breakfast from 8:00-10:30 am and a full lunch from 11:30 am-1:30 pm to staff and visitors, Monday through Friday.

Also, many restaurants are located within walking distance of SDHIPM in Hillcrest and around the city.