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Urgent Care Clinic

At the Pediatric Urgent Care Clinic, your child can get medical attention on weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Our pediatricians and nurses in San Francisco, Oakland and Larkspur treat most common childhood ailments, such as fevers, sore throats, flu, stomachaches, ear infections, pink eye, asthma, rashes and minor injuries.

Our San Francisco and Oakland locations are staffed through UCSF Benioff Children's Physicians, and our Oakland location is a GoHealth Urgent Care center managed through an affiliation with Dignity Health. Our Larkspur location, managed through our partnership with MarinHealth, is the only urgent care center in Marin County that cares exclusively for children under 18. For hours, directions and appointment scheduling, see "Our locations," below.

Before scheduling an appointment at our San Francisco or Larkspur location, please check your benefits with your insurance company. If your plan covers this visit, it will cost only as much as an office visit or your regular co-payment. Co-pays are due at the time of service.

Most local and national insurance plans consider our Oakland clinic to be "in network" (part of the network of approved providers), but we recommend verifying this with your insurance company first. If you're uncertain or you have other questions about your coverage, please contact your insurance carrier and visit the Dignity Health GoHealth page on insurance and pricing related to urgent care.

For patients of UCSF and its partner health care organizations, we also offer medical advice by phone on nights, weekends and holidays:

Pediatric Advice Nurse
M-F, 5 p.m. - 7 a.m.
Weekends & holidays, 24 hours
(415) 387-9293

NOTE: If you think your child may be having a life-threatening emergency, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

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    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
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    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

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