Is this a free clinic?
San Diego Family Care clinics are not free clinics. We are non-profit community health centers. We offer a sliding fee scale to uninsured patients based upon family size and income.
What free services do the clinics have?
We offer several state funded programs that provide free services if you are eligible. Eligibility is based on family size and income. We can also provide information regarding California’s health insurance exchange. Please call the clinic for more details about these programs.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, we prefer that you have an appointment but same-day appointments are available.
Do you accept checks?
No, Please note that we accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.
Do you have translators for non-English speaking patients?
Yes! We provide translation in Spanish, Vietnamese, Lao, Hmong, tagalog, French, and Russian. Please make your language needs known ahead of your appointment and we will be able to accommodate you.
Do you have dental services?
We do offer dental services in house at our Linda Vista location or by referral.
Do I have to see a doctor first for a vaccination?
Yes, please make an appointment for a vaccination. However, pediatric patients do not need an appointment for vaccinations.
Do I have to see the doctor for a refill on my medicine?
Usually it is not necessary. Patients who are actively being seen by a provider at any clinic site may call their pharmacy to send a refill request to their clinic. Your request will be processed by a staff member and you will be notified if you need to come in for an appointment.
Do you have any teen services?
Yes, we have a teen program devoted to meeting the health needs of teens.
How will I know my test results?
Our medical staff reviews all test results shortly after we receive them. This includes lab tests, imaging studies and consultation reports from specialists. If any of the reports have significant findings, someone from the clinic will contact you.
When am I due for my next visit?
At the end of your appointment, our medical staff will let you know when you are due for your next visit. We encourage our patients to schedule their next visit before they leave the clinic.
Do you participate in clinical trials?
Yes, we participate in trials related to many diseases. Call the clinic for details.