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 $114 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:



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:

Blue Shield Promise

Blue Shield HMO Platinum/Gold/Silver/Bronze Plans

Community Care IPA

Golden Physicians

Imperial Health Holdings

Mercy Physicians Medical Group

Mid-County Physicians Group

Tricare Prime

Tricare Select

Primary Care Associates of CA

Prime Healthcare/Keenan

United Physicians International



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