Where does the TV show Scrubs take place?

I mean where is Sacred Heart Hospital supposed to be located?

I wondered too because they often talk about places on the east coast (such as colleges)….but that doesnt always mean anything. Most of the actors who play the main characters are from NJ, NY and Conn. not that it means anything.

I was just curious though. Thanks for the link.

5 Answers

  • Scrubs is filmed on location at the North Hollywood Medical Center, a real decommissioned hospital on Riverside Drive in North Hollywood. However, the location of Sacred Heart Hospital within the fictional world of Scrubs is not stated. The Scrubs city is meant to remain anonymous to reinforce that the situations apply to all locations, according to staff. Cast and crew on the show refer to the location as San DiFrangeles a portmanteau of San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles that is meant to encompass a large part of California. Most clues and observations point to the location being different areas in the San Fernando Valley of California.

  • The show scrubs takes place in Sacramento, California. This is shown in season 4 episode 9 when Turk’s cell phone number begins with the area code 916.

  • I’ve wondered the same thing! According to Wikipedia “the location of Sacred Heart Hospital within the fictional world of Scrubs is left ambiguous.”

  • I’m not sure it never actually specifies, but where ever it is it is 40 minutes away via scooter from Kim’s hospital in Tacoma, Washington. So I would assume Oregon or California.

  • in a ficticious hospital!

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