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Concierge Medicine

Do you want enhanced and comprehensive medical care that fits your schedule and lifestyle?

Depend on UC San Diego Health’s unique membership-based concierge primary care program. Get personalized, unhurried care with top physicians, five-star amenities and a caring environment that meets all your health care needs. Our concierge medicine doctors are available 24/7 for patients ages 10 and older.

We are ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report. Our doctors are consistently named "Top Docs" in San Diego Magazine's annual "Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" survey.

What is Concierge Medicine?

Concierge medicine is a membership-based medical practice that provides more personalized and comprehensive care with quick access to doctors and shorter wait times for a set fee.

A close relationship with a trusted primary care physician (PCP) can make a huge difference whether you and your loved ones want to maintain optimal health or manage a complex or chronic condition. That's why UC San Diego Health created this special medical practice where we actively partner with you on your health journey with a unique and whole-person approach.

It's an add-on to your existing health insurance plan, typically covering standard features like physical examinations, office visits, procedures and hospitalization. A flat annual membership fee gives you extra services, including individualized attention, longer consults, fewer hassles, round-the-clock physician availability, comprehensive health assessments and ongoing care management.

Attention to Your Needs

Make an Appointment

Concierge medicine appointments are available Monday through Friday. Your personal visit coordinator can help you find a time that's convenient for you. Call 858-657-5000.

Our concierge medicine program has limited enrollment, so your PCP has more time to focus on your overall wellness and preventive care and immediately address any health issues as soon as they arise.

Most importantly, you can develop a meaningful, lifelong relationship with your concierge physician and top-tier care team — whether you live around the corner or travel the world.

You get a range of customized features and services, such as:

  • Minimized wait times and longer appointments
  • 24/7 physician access via phone, email or video visits
  • Same-day or next-day appointments at our La Jolla offices
  • Fast, on-site lab results, usually available the same day
  • Personalized wellness plan

Accessible, Coordinated Care

Our skilled team includes family medicine doctors, internal medicine physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other caring office staff. You get outstanding attention to your health care needs and questions. This includes:

  • Coordination of urgent appointments, diagnostic studies and specialty or hospital care
  • Referrals to our world-class UC San Diego Health specialists
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology
  • MyUCSDChart electronic portal with immediate access to your testing and radiology results, medication lists and more
  • Secure, confidential email communications with your physician
  • Telemedicine access to your physician online while you are at home or abroad

Customized Wellness Plan

We focus on you as a whole person rather than only treating a specific condition or ailment. To optimize your well-being, your personalized membership plan includes the following benefits.

Overall Lifestyle Assessment

  • Wellness consultation with an integrative psychiatrist who is an expert in stress management and well-being
  • Nutritional and weight management consultation with a certified nutritionist
  • Fitness assessment and physical therapy services

Comprehensive Wellness Evaluation

You receive a comprehensive wellness evaluation every year, provided in partnership with UC San Diego Health's Step Family Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. It helps our experts develop a wellness plan for your health needs.

The evaluation includes one-on-one consultations with a registered dietitian and clinical exercise physiologist. After the visit, you’ll receive a full report with personalized dietary and exercise recommendations.

Membership Guidelines & Annual Fees

Membership is available in our concierge medicine program to you and your family members (ages 10 and older) for an annual enrollment fee. Please call 858-657-5000 for more information.

  • You may change your individual, couple or family membership status at any time with a written 30-day notice.
  • Memberships are not transferable to another individual.
  • Due to federal regulations, we will need to bill your insurance, as appropriate, for your annual physical examinations, office visits and procedures.
  • We will be happy to answer any billing-related questions that may arise. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us for information about payment options.

Concierge Medicine Patient Stories

Read what patients say about our concierge program.

When I signed up with the UC San Diego concierge medicine program, I was seriously overweight and dealing with multiple health issues and multiple doctors. In short order, Dr. Alma Harb coordinated all my medical needs, adjusted my drug prescriptions, and helped me start on a weight-reduction program. In five short months, without any special pre-packaged diet, I lost 65 pounds, regained my health, and no longer need to take medicine for cholesterol and high blood pressure. I call Dr. Harb my "missing ingredient" — she has restored my health and my life. I cannot think of a better expenditure of money. The program is a fantastic bargain, and I am so grateful to Dr. Harb.

Theodore G.
Patient, Concierge Medicine

The concierge medicine program offers the best medical attention that I have ever had. My physician, Dr. Alma Harb, is spectacular in her knowledge, attention, concern, availability, and helpfulness. I would lay my life in her hands.

When I need to be seen, Dr. Harb will see me the same day or the next. When I need to talk to her, she instantly responds. When I need an appointment with a specialist, the office helps me make it. If I need a referral, Dr. Harb will research and help find just the right physician. This is exactly how a personal physician would be!

The price of this program will amaze anyone because it is so moderate. It is the best medical care I have ever purchased.

Katja L.
Patient, Concierge Medicine

I have been a member for a little over a year, and I must say what an incredible facility this center is. Without a doubt, Dr. Harb and the rest of the staff always go above the call of duty to make sure you are treated first class at all times. In this day and age, where many other medical offices focus on cutting appointments short and lowering their services in order to keep costs low, this center continues to excel where all other offices fail.

Since health is the absolute most important priority in life, why would anyone ever settle for anything less than the best? Believe me, I definitely did the research in finding the best private health care in San Diego, and this office stood well above the rest. You'll fall in love with the staff and office on your very first visit. If I had to pinpoint one downfall, it is the fact they only have one location and one Dr. Harb.

Patient, Concierge Medicine

Make an Appointment

  • Phone: 858-657-5000


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