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When you need Urgent Care

Where and when should I go for Urgent Care?

Call your primary care physician whenever possible before seeking Urgent care attention. Additionally, most health plans offer a 24-hour nurse consultation and care advice line to help direct your care. The number is located on the back of your medical ID card.

There are occasions when unforeseen medical problems occur while your physician’s office is closed. Illnesses that cannot wait until the next business day, but do not require the full services of a hospital or emergency room, are best treated at an Urgent Care. Conditions of this nature may include:

  • Sore throat or ear aches
  • Fever
  • Minor injuries, burns, and lacerations
  • Skin infections and rashes
  • Minor fractures or broken bones
  • Backaches
  • Frequent urination
  • Burning sensation when urinating
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or cramping
  • Allergic reactions
  • Insect or animal bites
  • Sports injuries
  • Sinus problems/other upper respiratory infection

The Urgent Care facilities included in the Greater Tri Cities IPA network are listed below:

Please be aware that the Urgent Care is not to be used as a substitute for calling your PCP’s office for an appointment, as the Urgent Care visit may not be covered.
  • US Healthworks Urgent Care
    *Holiday hours: Christmas and New Years-Closed,
    Christmas Eve and New Years Eve-7am-6pm
  • Carlsbad Site
    5810 El Camino Real, Suite A
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
    Phone: (760) 929-8269
    Fax: (760) 929-8556
    Hours: M-F, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Oceanside Site
    3910 Vista Way, Suite 106
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    Phone: (760) 941-2000
    Hours: M-F, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Escondido Site
    860 West Valley Parkway, Suite 150
    Escondido, CA 92025
    Phone: (760) 740-0707
    Hours: M-F, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Sat, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • 828 Urgent Care
    4171 Oceanside Blvd., #109
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    (760) 216-6253
    Hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 Everyday
    *Holidays-normal hours
  • Pediatrics
    Children's Urgent Care Escondido

    625 W. Citracado Parkway
    Escondido, CA 92025
    (760) 739-1543
    Hours: M-F, 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Sat/Sun, 1:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    *Holidays-normal hours
  • Children's Urgent Care Oceanside
    3605 Vista Way, Suite 172
    Oceanside, CA 92056
    (760) 547-1000
    Hours: M-F, 4:00 pm-10:00 pm
    Sat/Sun 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    *Holidays-normal hours
    (no x-ray machine)
  • Cassidy Urgent Care
    Thunder Drive Location
    145 Thunder Drive
    Vista, CA 92083
    (760) 941-9002
    Hours: M-F, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
    Christmas Eve and New Years 9am-5pm
    New Years Eve 5pm-9pm