The Best Urgent Care in Chula Vista

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How it Works

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Select a time

Select same-day appointments that fit in your schedule.

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Speak to a doctor

Speak to a doctor, get diagnosed, treated and prescribed medication, if necessary.

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Pick up your prescription

Pick up your prescription at a local pharmacy, at your convenience.

FAQs

We are a telemedicine provider that allows you to speak with one of our doctors at the comfort of your own home through your smart phone or computer.
No, PlushCare is solely defined as a telemedicine company. We do not have any physical walk-in clinics, however, our physicians are still able to diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications via the phone or video consultation.
Upon completion of your appointment, your doctor will send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy indicated in your profile for pickup.
We are electronically integrated with Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. Your PlushCare doctor will send the lab referral electronically to the most convenient testing facility in your area. They will then receive the results electronically (after 3-5 business days) and will follow up with you immediately after.
Our doctor's have the ability to provide either a refill or initiation on most medications, outside of controlled substances. Here are some common medications that our doctor's have the ability to prescribe: Valtrex, Zoloft, Sertraline, Olanzapine, Trazodone, Propranolol, Prozac, Acyclovir, Metformin, Tamsulosin, Amlodipine, Valsartan. However, it is important to note that our doctor's will still defer to their best medical judgement during your visit, which may result in an outcome that is independent from prescribing any specific medications. If you want to check whether or not we are able to help you, or if we can prescribe any specific medications, please send a message to [email protected] or give us a call at 1(800) 221-5140.
PlushCare providers can provide simple forms such as work/school excuses or return to work/school documents whenever clinically appropriate. PlushCare's policy is to provide an excuse note for no more than 3 consecutive days. If additional days are requested, a new appointment is required for a new doctor's excuse note for up to another 3 consecutive days. Please discuss your need for a work note with your PlushCare physician at the time of the appointment for swift processing. PlushCare is not able to provide more substantial documents like FMLA forms, Disability forms or Handicap/DMV card documents.
Yes, PlushCare is HIPAA compliant and our electronic medical records are held in a private electronic health records system. Our team has gone through extensive training to ensure that patient information is thoroughly protected. Any database or web platform that we use is also HIPAA compliant.
Yes, we're extremely grateful for the services you provide our country. Veterans and active military pay only $49 per visit. Please email a copy of your military ID to [email protected]
Your credit card is not charged when you book an appointment. It will only be charged 30 minutes after your appointment is complete. If your doctor cannot solve your health issue, the doctor lets our Clinical Team know, and we will make sure to address this issue on a case-by-case basis and come up with a solution.
Yes. Your health and data privacy are our top priorities. PlushCare services are all HIPAA compliant. Your information is kept confidential and is not shared with anyone outside the organization.

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About Chula Vista

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.

Chula Vista neighborhoods include:

  • Eastlake Woods
  • Bonits Long Canyon
  • Rolling Hills Ranch
  • Bella Lago
  • Amphitheater and Water Park
  • Paseo Ranchoero
  • Eastlake Vistas
  • Sunbow
  • Urban Core
  • And hundreds of others

When should you go to an urgent care center?

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).

How much does it cost to go to urgent care in Chula Vista?

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.

Can you get a prescription at urgent care in Chula Vista?

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.