Are you looking for a primary care physician (PCP) who can care for you and your entire family?
Trust UC San Diego Health family medicine doctors for comprehensive and advanced health care for patients of all ages, from infants to seniors. Your family medicine PCP will establish a long and caring relationship with all your family members.
Depend on our skills and experience to treat common and long-term illnesses and provide preventive care focusing on your overall health and well-being. We can also refer you to our world-class specialists, if needed, and coordinate care.
As part of the only academic medical center in the region, we conduct research to find better, safer treatments for you.
What is Family Medicine?
Unlike other specialties that focus on a particular organ or disease, family medicine treats most ailments and provides comprehensive medical care for people of all ages and health conditions.
Family medicine at UC San Diego Health prioritizes personal relationships and a model of compassionate care that puts our patients first.
In many ways, our approach to family medicine re-establishes the traditional importance of the family doctor — also called general practitioners (GPs) — but within the modern context of a highly advanced, complex medical system.
Find a Family Medicine Doctor Near Me
Read provider bios, including ratings and locations. Or call 800-926-8273 — we can help you find the right family medicine PCP.
Our family medicine PCPs deliver the highest quality of care customized for you. We offer services that help simplify and clarify your path to health and well-being.
By emphasizing communication, shared decision-making, accessibility and continuity of care, your family doctor's office can become your medical home, where all aspects of care can be coordinated in a warm, welcoming and familiar environment.
Family Medicine Services
We provide several services to optimize your health, including:
- Helping you obtain appointments to see medical specialists
- Reviewing test results and notes from appointments with specialists or diagnostic and laboratory results with you
- Charting a strategy with you for managing a chronic condition, "getting to the bottom" of an unresolved health concern or staying the course to maintain good health
- Helping you keep current with routine examinations, screenings and immunizations, including annual flu shots
- Encouraging education and involvement in your care
- Ensuring you have timely access to physicians and communication with medical professionals through the secure online tool MyUCSDChart or by phone
- Providing effective preventive care, including annual Medicare wellness visits, if you're on Medicare
Is My Insurance Accepted?
We accept most major insurance plans at UC San Diego Health. Find out if your insurance is accepted.
Specialty Care Offered Through Family Medicine
Behavioral and Mental Health
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. Our integrated behavioral health providers can help you learn useful coping skills to enhance your health and well-being. Read the details and learn how to get a referral from your PCP.
Obstetric and Gynecological Care
Whether you are an aging jock, weekend warrior or competitive athlete, our sports medicine physicians can address and treat your musculoskeletal and orthopedic problems and keep you training.
Chronic Care Management
If you have a chronic condition, we'll develop a strategy for managing it with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. You'll learn to play a more proactive role in managing your health.
Shared Medical Appointments
If you have certain chronic conditions such as diabetes, we offer small group appointments to help you collectively work toward better managing your health issues.
Pharmacy Medication Management
Some people have complex medication regimes, difficulties with side effects, medication costs or trouble administering medications as prescribed. If you fall in this category, you can get help through our pharmacy medication management services, a partnership with Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at UC San Diego School of Medicine.
Located in several convenient locations around San Diego County, our family medicine clinics offer convenient access to world-class care for your entire family.
Same-Day or Next-Day Appointments
Some PCPs offer same-day or next-day appointments. You can also message your family medicine doctor's office through MyUCSDChart, your secure online health tool.
If you prefer to get care from the comfort of your home, you can schedule video visits online with your family medicine doctor.