pediatric services

Same Day, Walk-in, Urgent and Emergency Care

Need a healthcare provider right away? You can get same-day treatment for minor illnesses and injuries at convenient UC Irvine Health locations.

Our goal is to provide you and your children with the same exceptional healthcare you expect from a leading university medical center — at times and places that meet your needs.

UC Irvine Health accepts most major insurance plans, including PPO, HMO, Medicare and private health plans. We also accept cash payments. To verify whether your insurance is accepted, call 714-456-7004.

Walk-in care centers are designed to provide convenient access for immediate treatment of common medical conditions. They are usually staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners who are able to treat symptoms and write prescriptions.

No appointment is needed for our UC Irvine Health walk-in care locations in Orange and Irvine, where our highly trained nurse practitioners offer immediate care for patients age 2 and up. Come see us for all minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Cold, fever and flu symptoms
  • Bites and minor burns
  • Conjunctivitis and other eye irritations
  • Ear aches and headaches
  • Mild breathing difficulty or mild asthma
  • Mild cuts and abrasions
  • Nausea, vomiting and dizziness
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Sinus infections
  • Skin rashes and infections
  • Sprains, strains and minor fractures
  • Strep throat
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections

This treatment is overseen by experienced UC Irvine Health physicians and backed by the advanced technologies and research expertise of Orange County's only university medical center, should additional care be needed.

Walk-in care locations and hours

  • Gottschalk Medical Plaza — Irvine 

    • Monday and Friday — 1 to 4:40 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday — 8 to 11:40 a.m. and 1 to 4:40 p.m.
    Location: 1 Medical Plaza Drive, Irvine 92697 (on the UC Irvine campus near California Avenue and Academy Way)
    Phone: 949-824-8600 or 714-456-7002
    Free parking
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Our electronic medical records system ensures that your medical history is at our fingertips, and allows for seamless coordination with your primary care physician.

Do you need to see a doctor right away? Same-day appointments are available with our team of primary care physicians at the following convenient UC Irvine Health Medical Group locations:

Urgent care is intended to provide treatment for non-life threatening medical problems that can't wait until the next day. These medical conditions may include fever, minor traumas (such as bruises, sprains and minor fractures), diarrhea, vomiting or pain with urination. Patients are treated by a physician and no appointment is required.

By providing appropriate treatment for patients who need immediate care, urgent care services allow emergency departments to concentrate on the most serious cases.

No appointment is needed for urgent care services with UC Irvine Health physicians after hours and on weekends at:

UC Irvine Health emergency medicine specialists provide care for serious medical problems, including life-threatening injuries, chest pain, heart palpitations, head injuries, loss of vision, severe burns, unexplained seizures, vaginal bleeding while pregnant, fevers with rash and unexplained intense headaches or abdominal pain.

If you or a loved one need immediate emergency care, dial 9-1-1.

UC Irvine Medical Center is located at 101 The City Drive South, Orange, CA 92868.

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