Have an Urgent Dermatology Issue?  Need to be seen today?

 

At San Diego Family Dermatology we offer same-day appointments for all Urgent cases.

 

Please call our office and let them know you have an urgent issue, and you will be scheduled the same day (Monday-Thursday, and occassionally Fridays).  You can also walk-in, however you may have a wait if you don’t call ahead.

 

Examples of Urgent Issues are:

Sudden breakout in a rash

Infection of the skin

Abscess of the skin

Severe worsening of a chronic skin condition

Reaction to a medication

Contact Dermatitis from Poison Ivy or other irritant.

Blistering Rash

Shingles/Herpes Zoster

Extreme Itch that prevents sleep

 

Insurance Considerations

**Although we are more than happy to see any patient on a same day basis, not all insurances will reimburse without an authorization.  If you are unsure, please call our office or your insurance company.  We offer a $113 cash rate for new patients.  If necessary, procedures like biopsies may cost more ($100-$200).  We offer a sliding scale based on income.

 

Those insurances that do not need an authorization (will reimburse) include:

Medicare

Medicare/Medi-cal

Community Health Group

Most PPOs (Call to inquire)

Tricare Standard

 

Insurances that do require an authorization (you will need to pay cash without an authorization) include:

Multicultural IPA

Care First

Vantage

Mercy

Straight Medi-Cal

Molina

Tricare Prime

Prime Healthcare/Keenan

Blue Shield Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze Plans

*We are constantly working with these insurances to allow easier and urgent access to our services.