UC San Diego Health on Oct. 15 will open a 57,000-square-foot Rancho Bernardo center with offerings spanning primary care, urgent care and behavioral health.

At 16950 Via Tazon, the facility will also include women’s health, occupational medicine, advanced imaging and pharmacy services.

By January, UC San Diego Health – Rancho Bernardo will be staffed by specialists with expertise in cardiac, orthopedic, neurologic, gastroenterological, dermatologic, and ear, nose and throat matters.

UC San Diego Health said this is part of plans to increase primary care access, among the hospitals in San Diego expanding through satellite sites.

Over the next four years, UC San Diego will open at least 10 express and primary care sites, situated along public transit lines. New locations will be in Encinitas, La Jolla, East Lake, Carlsbad and Poway.