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We found 6 urgent care providers who accept CIGNA POS near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Jeffery John Leinen, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2100 Powell Street; Suite 900
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Leinen's specialties are urgent care and emergency medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Leinen speaks Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF).

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Dr. Kai L Ouye, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
747 52nd Street; Medical Director's Office
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Kai Ouye is an urgent care specialist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ouye attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

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Dr. Patricio Martin Chavez, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2070 Clinton Avenue
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Patricio Chavez is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. After completing medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Merrithew Memorial Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Chavez accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alameda Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
5220 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lily Ngo is a specialist in urgent care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Ngo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Ngo completed residency programs at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Dr. Wanny Tam, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Urgent Care
Summit Unit
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Wanny Tam is an urgent care specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Oakland, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Tam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland's residency program. Dr. Tam is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
501 South Shore Center W, - 103c; S
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Hon-Wai Lam specializes in family medicine and urgent care. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Lam performed his residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lam is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alameda Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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What is Urgent Care?

Urgent care medicine is the treatment of patients who have pressing or serious medical problems, but who are not able to see their regular physician. Urgent care clinics, sometimes called walk-in clinics, do not take appointments and are often open late and on weekends and holidays. They provide access to medical care for patients whose regular doctor’s office is closed, or whose medical problem is too immediate to wait until they can get in to see their regular doctor.

Urgent care is related to emergency care, but the two are different. Emergency care is for patients who are critically ill or injured, meaning they are likely to die if they don’t receive medical treatment right away. Urgent care is for patients whose problems are not life-threatening, but they still need to be seen within 24 hours.

Some of the issues typically treated at an urgent care clinic include:
  • Sprains, strains, and minor broken bones
  • Ear infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mild allergic reactions
  • Fever and flu
  • Minor wounds that require stitches
  • Strep throat
  • Mild asthma attacks

Some urgent care clinics even offer routine preventive care without an appointment, such as vaccines.

Urgent care physicians work in a fast-paced environment and see a variety of clients, injuries and illnesses. They must be knowledgeable about the medical care of patients of all ages, genders, and all common medical problems. Urgent care doctors do not perform surgery or care for patients in the hospital, but their work is never dull, with new and unexpected cases arriving every day. They provide an incredibly valuable health care service in the United States; they relieve the pressure on emergency rooms, while at the same time, many people rely on urgent care as their primary health care.

It’s good to know that wherever you go, at any time of day, there’s always a doctor available.