Although we can arrange for patients to be picked up at the San Diego Airport for a small transportation cost, or you can take public transportation. Click here for instructions from the Airport to the Border.
The majority of our patients are from San Diego and L.A., and they get to the US-Tijuana border on their own, walk across, and have us pick them up at our designated pick up point. Then, when they are ready to go back to the US, we take them back to the border. There is no charge for this service. Below are the instructions.
1.Getting to the San Ysidro, CA – Tijuana border
You can get to the border by car or via the trolley. If you come by car, either on the 805 freeway or Interstate 5, make sure you get off at exit 1-A, which will be well marked with a green road sign with flashing yellow lights. The sign will say “LAST USA EXIT, CAMINO DE LA PLAZA”. If you miss the exit, you will drive right into Tijuana, so pay attention.
As you come down the exit ramp, you will come to a traffic light at Camino de la Plaza Street. Take a left at the light, and go up over the bridge to San Ysidro Blvd. Turn right at the light, and look for a place to park. There is a pay parking lot immediately on your right, and there is another one on your left behind the “Jack in the Box”.
2. Enter Mexico, then walk to the pick up point.
Once you park your car, and before you enter Mexico, make sure you CALL US. We need to get your description, and send the shuttle van to meet you.
From the street in front of your parking lot, you will be able to see the Trolley Station, which stops right next to exit from US Customs. There are signs to guide you to the path to enter Mexico. Just go down the side of the Trolley tracks, heading to the South. You’ll notice a McDonalds on the left side of the trolley tracks; your pedestrian pathway lies just behind that building. Follow this pathway, entering a gate that says “Welcome to Mexico”, continuing into the Mexican Customs Building. Be prepared with your passport, and to fill out a tourist entry form. Exiting Mexican Customs, follow the path straight ahead.
The sidewalk will take you up to a street, where there are a lot of Taxi’s, but you will ignore them, and follow the sidewalk as it turns to your right. Continue ahead, and as you cross over the bridge, you will see the MEDAC building straight ahead. It is a three story building, all mirror glass, with a sign on the roof that says “MEDAC”. You will need to make your way to that building, as we will meet you there with the shuttle van. Just come down off the bridge, and walk straight ahead, and cross the street and stand in front of the main entrance to the building. Our driver, will meet you there in front of the building, identify himself, and take you on to the clinic. We also provide shuttle service back to the border when you finish.
For those who are arriving at the San Diego Airport, let us know, and we will arrange your transportation in to Tijuana from there.