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Same Day Appointments

Carpinteria Family Medicine at 4806 Carpinteria Avenue (phone, fax & directions) is now offering Same Day Appointments. We know that you can’t always anticipate an illness or injury and it can be difficult to get an appointment at the last minute.  Same Day Appointments enable us to care for you when unplanned conditions occur. 

In our transition from urgent care to scheduled Same Day Appointments for urgent medical concerns, the advantage to you is a reduction in wait time. Everything else is the same including the doctors, the staff, and the conditions we treat. We still take walk-ins but we are scheduling appointments to accommodate the same kind of urgent medical needs we treat now. 

Through our Same Day Appointments, we will make every effort to schedule appointments for acute illnesses as soon as possible.  These appointments are prioritized for minor yet urgent problems such as:

  • Fever
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Sore throat
  • Rash
  • Earache
  • Cough
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Asthma
  • Allergic reactions 

Same Day Appointments are not for long-term chronic issues or preventive healthcare (for example, they are not for diabetic checkups, medication refills, general exams, pap smears, well child exams, or immunizations.)

Same Day Appointments are also not for medical emergencies.  If you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, such as chest pain, stroke, difficulty breathing, serious injury or trauma, please visit the nearest emergency room or call 911.

How Do I Make a Same Day Appointment?

To schedule a Same Day Appointment, please call as soon as you recognize the need. We will make every effort to see you, but please understand that if you arrive after your scheduled Same Day Appointment, we may not be able to see you.

You may still walk in to our office without an appointment.  You may have to wait, but we will see you as soon as possible during our office hours.

Also, if you schedule a Same Day Appointment and arrive with a non-urgent or long-standing problem, we may ask that you schedule an appointment with your regular doctor as he/she is the best person to care for your overall health. 

Important Reminder:

Same Day Appointments are not for long-term chronic issues or preventive healthcare, for example, they are not for diabetic checkups, medication refills, general exams, pap smears, well child exams, or immunizations.

Same Day Appointments are also not for medical emergencies.  If you or a loved one experiences a medical emergency, such as chest pain, stroke, difficulty breathing, serious injury or trauma, please visit the nearest emergency room or call 911.

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