Meet With a California Online Doctor

At PlushCare, you can talk to a California board-certified doctor from your phone or computer. Our online doctors are graduates of the top 50 U.S. medical schools and have an average of 15 years of experience. Speak with a California licensed physician today.

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Book an appointment

At PlushCare, you can talk to a California board-certified doctor from your phone or computer. Our online doctors are graduates of the top 50 U.S. medical schools and have an average of 15 years of experience. Speak with a California licensed physician today.

Medication services available 24/7 for adults and kids (3+)

Top quality, board-certified doctors

No insurance required

Same-day prescriptions available*

* Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion.

We accept these insurance plans and many more!

Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less. Otherwise, new patient visits are $129 and follow-ups are only $69 for members.

Don’t see your provider listed? Email [email protected]  or call  (888) 564-4454  to talk to a PlushCare specialist.

See an online doctor in three easy steps

Step 1: Book an appointment

Step 1

Book

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Chat

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.

See an Online Doctor in California for Primary Care

Acne

ADHD

Allergies

Anxiety

Asthma

Back pain

Birth control

Depression

Diabetes

Erectile dysfunction

High blood pressure

High cholesterol

HIV (PrEP)

Migraines

Prescriptions

Prescription Refills

Mental health

Thyroid disorders

See an Online Doctor in California for Urgent Care

Bronchitis

Dental infection

Ear infections

Gout

PEP

Migraines 

Pink eye

Pneumonia

Rashes

Cellulitis

Stomach issues

Sinus infections

Strep throat

Tonsillitis

UTI

Vaginitis

Vertigo

Yeast infections

Meet Our Board-Certified Online Doctors in California

Dr. Riad Abdelkarim, M.D.

Dr. Riad Abdelkarim, M.D.

Dr. Abdelkarim is an internist who is licensed to practice medicine in California.

Dr. Kristie Nichols, M.D.

Dr. Kristie Nichols, M.D.

Dr. Nichols is a family physician. She is licensed to practice medicine in California.

Dr. Cristina Garcia, M.D.

Dr. Cristina Garcia, M.D.

Dr. Garcia is a family physician. She is licensed to practice medicine in California.

Online Doctor in California FAQs

  • Can I Get a Prescription Without Seeing a Doctor in California?

    Legally, in order to receive prescription medication, you need to have a consultation with a licensed doctor. California law allows you to get a prescription without going into the doctor’s office by seeing a licensed doctor online. An online doctor in California can write prescriptions and prescription refills. After your online appointment, the doctor can electronically send your prescription to a local pharmacy of your choice for pickup.

  • Can I Order a Prescription Online?

    Although you cannot order a prescription online, you can meet an online doctor in California to receive a prescription online. First, you need to have a consultation with a doctor licensed to practice medicine in California. This can occur through a virtual visit on the phone or computer. If the physician determines that a prescription would be beneficial for your health, then they will send the prescription to a local pharmacy of your choosing for you to pick up at your convenience. An online doctor may also provide a doctor’s note, if deemed necessary.

  • What Conditions Can Online Doctors Treat in California?

    An online doctor in California can treat non-emergency conditions such as minor bacterial infections (including sinus infections and urinary tract infections), the cold and flu, and an array of mental health conditions. Online doctors can also help patients manage chronic conditions and provide prescription refills without the need to go to the doctor’s office in person.

  • Do I Need Insurance to See an Online Doctor in California?

    Whether you need health insurance coverage to see an online doctor will vary among telehealth platforms. PlushCare accepts patients with or without health insurance. If you do not have insurance, you can still book an appointment with a PlushCare online doctor in California and receive treatment.

  • How Much Does an Online Doctor in California Cost?

    The cost of an online doctor in California depends on whether you have health insurance and what telehealth platform you use. At PlushCare, we accept California patients with or without insurance. The average insured patient pays less than $25 to speak with one of our doctors. For patients without insurance, there is a $129 fee per appointment, which is much less than the average health clinic.