Acute Care Clinic at Montgomery Street

(415) 502-2602

Need quick access to expert medical care?

For urgent, non-life-threatening adult medical issues that need attention right away, call the UCSF Acute Care Clinic at Montgomery Street to make an appointment with a UCSF doctor or nurse practitioner. We offer video visits whenever possible and appropriate for your care.

No referral is required. We're open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. (closed for lunch, noon to 1 p.m.).

Clinic features:

  • Diagnosis and treatment by experienced UCSF clinicians
  • Video visits
  • On-site laboratory and radiology
  • Online patient portal
  • Free parking
  • Most commercial insurance plans accepted
  • Cost of services often significantly less than at an emergency room
  • Convenient location near the Embarcadero, between Fisherman's Wharf and the Financial District

Conditions Commonly Treated

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Cough, cold, fever
  • Flu symptoms
  • Earache, sore throat, strep
  • Eye infections, such as pink eye
  • Sinus pain
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sprains, strains, joint pain
  • Rashes, skin infections
  • Minor burns
  • Minor cuts and injuries
  • Blister, cyst, abscess
  • Animal and insect bites (minor)
  • UTIs (urinary tract infections)
  • Gynecologic concerns
  • STIs (sexually transmitted infections)
  • Vaginitis

We are not an emergency room, so if you think you might be experiencing a life-threatening emergency or are having symptoms such as serious shortness of breath, chest pain, or sudden paralysis of your arms or legs, call 911 immediately or go directly to the nearest emergency room.

Paying for Your Visit

Most services at the Acute Care Clinic are provided at a significantly lower cost than they would be in an emergency room, and many health insurance plans collect a lower co-payment for an acute care facility.

Insurance coverage: We accept most commercial insurance plans, international travel insurance (with a valid U.S. address) and credit cards.

Please note that office visit co-pay amounts are collected at the time of service. Before your appointment, be sure to verify with your insurance carrier that UCSF is an in-network provider for your plan. Your insurer can also tell you whether your plan requires you to pay an annual deductible before it pays for your visits.

Self-pay visits: If you’re planning to pay for your visit yourself, our office staff will collect a deposit due at the time of your appointment. We offer several convenient ways to pay, including these credit cards:

  • Mastercard and Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover

For amounts not collected at the time of service, you may pay your bill by mail, by phone or online.

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