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


At San Diego Family Dermatology we offer same-day appointments for all Urgent cases. During Covid-19, more than ever, we want you to avoid emergency rooms and urgent cares.


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 cash rate for new patients' office visit based on Medicare's fee schedule.  If necessary, procedures like biopsies may cost more, again following Medicare's fee schedule.  We offer a sliding scale based on income which allows for discounts.


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



Community Health Group (new patients need a referral)

Most PPOs (Call to inquire)

Tricare Select

Molina (new patients need a referral)


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

Blue Shield Promise

Blue Shield HMO Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze Plans

Community Care IPA

Health Excel

Imperial Health Holdings

Integrated Health Partners

Mercy Physicians Medical Group

Mid-County Physicians Group

Tricare Prime

Tricare Select

Prime Healthcare/Keenan

United Physicians International


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