When I moved back to The OC from Honolulu; I tried this Urgent Care as my Primary Care and gave them my records from my Urgent Care Dr. in Hawaii.( My doctor in Hawaii was associated with the best hospital in Honolulu and had a practice in Tokyo, his office visits were $18, because they took my insurance and his staff was the best, SFUC represents the other end of the spectrum.) The first thing they said was that insurance doesn't pay, so it would be best for me to pay in cash and they said they would give me a discount if I did pay in cash. And the few times I went there, things were good. That was 2 years ago. Recently, I had a long running illness that involved an Ear Infection, High Blood Pressure Issues, and Vertigo. I would get jumps in BP, and balance issues. I went to Dr. Mel because I was having with these issues that had not been discovered by the ER docs and my regular doctor yet. The first doctor I saw at SFUC said that I still had some redness in my ears might be an infection and gave me a prescription for that, after trying to sell me some antibiotics for $20.00. I had the prescription filled across the street at Walgreens for $.97 under my insurance. Also, my regular Dr. told me a week earlier that I had no more infection. Dr. Mel told me to double up on my blood pressure meds; didn't solve the problem; my regular doctor just changed my blood pressure meds. Also only the ER doc figured out that I had vertigo when SFUC said it was an infection. Also the doc and my regular doc asked. ""What Urgent Care did you go to""? ""Don't go there anymore"". The reasons I went to this urgent care: I had these serious symptoms at times when my regular doctor was not available or her office was close. As an alternative to the ER. Not a good alternative. \r
A previous post suggests that people choose Foothill Urgent Care. Maybe I will choose that next time I need urgent care and can't get to the ER.