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Dialing Guide

The instructions below explain how to dial on- and off-campus numbers for the UCSD campus, Medical Center (UCSD Medical Center), and VA Medical Center.

Calling from campus to: Dial
Campus or Pt. Loma extensions 4XXXX, 2XXXX, or 6XXXX
UCSD Medical Center extensions 3XXXX, 7XXXX, or 1XXXX
UCSD Medical Center off-premises extensions 15 + 9XXXX
VA Medical Center 133 + XXXX
Calling from UCSD Medical Center to: Dial
UCSD Medical Center off-premises extensions 9XXXX
VA Medical Center 15 + 133 + XXXX
UCSD Medical Center extensions 3XXXX, 7XXXX, or 1XXXX
Special assistance calls Dial
Campus operator 0
Emergency (campus only) 911 or 44357
Emergency (UCSD Medical Center only) 6111
Special assistance calls Authorization code + 8 + 0 + area code + XXX-XXXX
Calling UCSD pagers Dial
UCSD campus pagers (from campus only) more 135 + XXXX
UCSD Medical Center pagers (from UCSD Medical Center) more 137 + XXXX
Local and long-distance calls Dial
Local calls 8 + XXX-XXXX
Long-distance calls without using an Auth code 8 + area code + XXX-XXXX
Long-distance calls using an Auth code Authorization code + 8 + area code + XXX-XXXX
Toll-free numbers 8 + 8XX + XXX-XXX
Local and long-distance information Authorization code + 8 + 411
(Using 411 will incur charges of 46 cents to $1.35 depending on area called.)

Area codes for San Diego County are 619, 858, and 760.