Get Urgent Care in California
PlushCare's licensed online California doctors can help with your urgent care needs. Save time and money and get high-quality treatment and prescription medication, just like you would at any other urgent care center. Book a virtual appointment today.Book an appointment
Medication services available for adults and kids (3+)
We accept most major insurances although insurance is not required
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*Prescriptions provided at doctor’s discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy.
How it Works
Book a same day appointment from anywhere. Why wait?
Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.
We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.
Urgent Care in California
See a California doctor online to get urgent care today. PlushCare’s California licensed doctors are available to treat your urgent care needs. Our doctors can write prescriptions for all non-controlled substances. Appointments are available every 15 minutes.
Our Patients Love Us
PlushCare maintains a 97% patient satisfaction rating. You can speak with a top California doctor from your phone or computer, get a diagnosis, and a prescription if you qualify. PlushCare only employs doctors who are graduates of the top 50 U.S. medical schools. We’re really proud of the level of care we provide to our California patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Does Urgent Care Cost in California?
The cost of urgent care in California varies, and will depend on whether you have health insurance coverage. The typical cost of a virtual appointment with one of our doctors is $30 for patients with in-network insurance. For self-pay patients, the cost is $129.
Can You Go to Urgent Care For Free?
Although you can go to urgent care without having health insurance, you still need to pay for the treatment services, typically upfront. Many urgent care centers show patients a list of prices for common treatments and services. Be prepared and bring a method of payment with you. PlushCare serves California patients both with and without insurance, making it easy for you to book an appointment with an online doctor for urgent care needs.
How Does Virtual Urgent Care Work in California?
With virtual urgent care, you can talk to a doctor online through a video call or phone call. When you book an appointment with PlushCare, you schedule a time to meet with a licensed California doctor who graduated from one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools. During your virtual urgent care visit, the physician will provide you with a diagnosis and personal treatment plan based on your condition. The doctor can also write you a prescription for non-controlled substances and medicine, which can be sent to your local pharmacy or mailed to you.
When Should You Go to Urgent Care?
Urgent care treats non-severe injuries, illnesses, and infections. Examples of conditions that can be treated through urgent care include ear infections, sinus infections, urinary tract infections, common colds, and dehydration. Life-threatening conditions must be treated in an emergency room (ER). The ER treats injuries and conditions such as chest pain, stroke symptoms, severe wounds and burns, and shortness of breath.
Can Urgent Care Give You a Prescription?
Yes, urgent care doctors can provide you with a prescription for medications such as antibiotics and antivirals. Patients must speak with a doctor before receiving a prescription. PlushCare’s licensed California doctors can write prescriptions for non-controlled substances. Your medication is then conveniently sent to either a nearby pharmacy of your choice or directly mailed to you. Our doctors will make sure that you receive the appropriate care and treatment plan for your urgent medical needs.
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DR. Allan Marks has helped my daughter two times and we cannot recommend them enough. My daughter has ADHD and can't wait in a waiting room forever. This was the fastest and easiest way to get my daughter diagnosed and pick up a script. One time we used this service when no other doctor was open. [...] My daughter didn't have to even leave the house in 6 degree weather (would have made her MORE SICK). She had severe sinus infection and Dr. was not only clear and nice but looked up holiday pharmacy hours ahead of time to make sure I could pick up the script in time! AWESOME! [...]
Wow. Wow. Wow.
This is so easy and quick. I had a cold virus that turned into a sinus infection. I pulled over on my way to a meeting to video chat w a doctor.
He was attentive, kind, and efficient. After a few questions, he diagnosed my ailment. The call took less than 10 mins.
Prescription was at the pharmacy later that day.
I will be a client for a long time. Thank you.
never review Apps, but this has been the quickest and most convenient doctor experience(s) I've ever had. It cost me no more than what I would have paid to visit an office. I've had two appointments and one was done in the comfort of my own living room and the second on my break at work. As a full time worker, full time student, and full time mom, the convenience cannot be beat. I met with Dr. Saremi who is very personable and kind. He immediately resolved my reasons for calling during both appointments. He was competent and trustworthy and valued my time. Can't recommend this enough.