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We found 20 urgent care providers who accept Blue Shield of California near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Dawn Monet Faber, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Dawn Faber's areas of specialization are family medicine and urgent care. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Faber takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Faber attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Dr. Mark Roy Greenbaum, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Greenbaum practices family medicine and urgent care. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Greenbaum honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Karl Joseph Segnitz, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Karl Segnitz is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Segnitz (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Segnitz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Group Health Cooperative for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Segnitz is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gordon Seth Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gordon Kaplan specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Kaplan attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Worcester City Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Leigh Glen Durlacher, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Leigh Durlacher is a physician who specializes in urgent care and emergency medicine. Dr. Durlacher has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Durlacher completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Durlacher (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Dr. Kathy Steiner Corby, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kathy Corby is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corby takes. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Natividad Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Corby (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Dr. Linda J Maki, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Linda Maki sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Scotts Valley, CA. Her medical specialties are family medicine and urgent care. The average patient rating for Dr. Maki is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Maki attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Maki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Maki is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Jane K Koopman, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
4663 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jane Koopman is a specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. She works in Scotts Valley, CA. Dr. Koopman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at San Jose Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Dean G Zweng, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
4663 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Dean Zweng, who practices in Scotts Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in urgent care and emergency medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zweng accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at San Jose Medical Center and Stanford University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. Daryl Nounnan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Nounnan is a physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Nounnan honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Nounnan speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Sarita Ann Lobo, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Internal Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Sarita Lobo specializes in urgent care and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lobo obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Dr. Arthur K Vedder, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
2025 Soquel Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Vedder practices family medicine and urgent care in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Vedder average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Vedder performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. David Alan Sofen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Sofen is a physician who specializes in family medicine and urgent care. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sofen is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Sofen completed his residency training at Natividad Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Sofen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Laura M James-Beckham, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
4663 Scotts Valley Drive
Scotts Valley, CA
 

Dr. Laura James-Beckham specializes in family medicine and urgent care and practices in Scotts Valley, CA. Dr. James-Beckham has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. James-Beckham attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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Dr. James B Maguire, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Maguire's areas of specialization are urgent care and emergency medicine; he sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA and Watsonville, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Maguire takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Maguire attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Joseph L Shubert, MD
Specializes in Urgent Care, Emergency Medicine
1301 Mission Street; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shubert practices urgent care and emergency medicine in Palo Alto, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Shubert is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group.

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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.