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Chula Vista has an estimated population of over 260,000 residents, making it the second largest city in San Diego County. Despite the large number of residents, Chula Vista offers just 4 urgent care and walk-in clinics. Many people visit these clinics when they need medical assistance for an injury or illness that isn’t considered an emergency, including fever, cold and flu symptoms, minor trauma, including cuts and sprains, persistent diarrhea and ear pain.
In the 20 mile area surrounding Chula Vista, residents may find another 33 urgent care centers and walk-in clinics in cities like La Mesa, National City, and San Diego proper, but reaching these facilities can be a hassle for those who do not have immediate access to a car or public transportation.
The number of primary care physicians has gone down, making it harder and harder to make appointments. Urgent care facilities and walk-in clinics have sprouted all over the nation as a response. Patients can turn to these services when they have common injuries and illnesses that don’t need emergency care. Furthermore, urgent care and walk-in facilities have grown in popularity for providing a practical option for those who don’t have health insurance.
According to the United States Census Bureau, about 17.2 percent of the residents in Chula Vista under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. That’s a huge amount, forcing them to seek help from urgent care centers and walk-in clinics when they need affordable care.
Chula Vista features a large immigrant population. About 30 percent of the residents are foreign born. Foreign-born residents often have the most trouble receiving health insurance. Even those immigrants who do have health insurance have trouble receiving accessible health care do to various cultural differences. This leads to many uninsured people seeking alternate options for care.
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There are over 30 Chula Vista urgent care centers. Plus, proximity to the Tijuana, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Santa Barbara County, make it incredibly easy to get great medical care when and where you need it. Urgent care centers, which are part of the walk-in clinic healthcare category, are convenient for minor illnesses, injuries prescription refills and more. You can use urgent care centers for school physicals, stomach pains, ear infections, throat infections, flu shots, immunizations, burns, scrapes, bites and almost anything else you can think of! Some even offer vision tests, EKG and more sophisticated treatments. Plus, if you need a doctor's note to excuse your absence, they can often do that too.
Urgent care is great because you often pay less (with or without insurance) and wait times can be as little as 15 minutes (up to several hours during the busiest time of year).
Typically, insurance covers urgent care visits. If you have a copay, you will typically pay $25 to $100 out of pocket. But it's important to ask the center if they are an in-network provider. Uninsured patients typically pay about $200 out of pocket.
More affordable options include online clinics like PlushCare, which costs $99 out of pocket for appointments. Book an appointment here.
Most urgent care centers will prescribe medications as needed by the patient. Common prescriptions include: tamiflu, antidepressants, antibiotics, hypertension medications, thyroid medications and much more.