Primary Care

Better Primary Care for You and Your Family

Good health begins with good primary care. That’s why UC San Diego Health is your best choice for primary care in San Diego County.

At the region’s only academic health system you’ll find a team dedicated to using the latest advances in medicine to keep you and your family feeling your best. 

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San Diego's Best Hospital

We’re ranked the #1 hospital system in San Diego for 2023-24 by U.S. News & World Report. And we’re among only 22 nationwide to make Honor Roll for outstanding patient care. We also rank among the nation's best in 10 medical and surgical specialties.

View U.S. News & World Report Specialty Rankings

Care for All Ages

Explore primary care options for every member of your family

Our expanding primary care provider (PCP) network includes more than 650 primary care providers in San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties. Read provider bios, including ratings and locations, or call 800-926-8273 for help with finding the right PCP for you.

Primary Care for Kids

Rely on a UC San Diego Health doctor to care for your child through every stage of growth and development.

Doctors in Your Neighborhood

Care from UC San Diego Health may be closer than you think. We’ve opened new locations in San Diego County and expanded our network of affiliated providers to several communities across San Diego, Riverside and Imperial counties.

Explore Our Primary Care Locations

When to See a Primary Care Provider

Build a long-term relationship with your doctor when you visit them regularly for care. Count on your PCP for:

  • Routine checkups and health screenings
  • Preventive care, including flu shots and other vaccinations
  • Care of minor illnesses and injuries
  • Help managing chronic health conditions, like diabetes and high blood pressure
  • Referrals to specialty care, as needed
  • Referrals to an integrated behavioral health provider. You can receive short-term therapy (for a few weeks or months) for common mental health concerns — such as insomnia, anxiety, depression and family and relationship problems — right in your primary care clinic.

Same-Day Appointments and Video Visits

Rest assured, at UC San Diego Health you can get care when you need it — even from the comfort of your home without having to drive to your doctor's office.

  • Same-day or next-day care: If you need care for a minor illness or injury and can't wait for an appointment with your PCP, save your spot online for an Urgent Care or Express Care visit. You can also do an Express Care video visit.
  • Same-day appointments with your PCP: Some PCPs offer same-day appointments. You can also message your doctor's office through MyUCSDChart, your secure online health tool.
  • Video visits with your PCP: You can schedule your own video visits online with your PCP. Log in to your MyUCSDChart account, go to the "Visits" menu, click "Schedule an Appointment" and select "Video Visit: Primary Care." Learn more about video visits.

Switch to UC San Diego Health

Changing your health insurance? Or adding new family members? Make sure your plan includes our providers.

Your Electronic Medical Records via MyUCSDChart

  • Make appointments, conduct a video visit, refill prescriptions, message your doctor's office, view your medical records, get test results and more with MyUCSDChart.
  • Learn how to create your free MyUCSDChart account and access it on your computer, phone or tablet with the MyUCSDHealth app.

Is My Insurance Accepted?

We accept most major insurance plans at UC San Diego Health. Find out if your insurance is accepted.

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