New primary care patients
Once you have selected a UC Davis Health primary care doctor for your everyday health care, please call the UC Davis Medical Group/UC Davis Health office where they are based. Front-office staff will verify the physician’s availability and help you to schedule an appointment.
If you wish to receive UC Davis Health primary care but do not have a specific doctor in mind, we can help you to select a physician that meets your needs. Either call the UC Davis Medical Group office where you’d like to receive care, or our Consumer Resource Center at 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Always make sure that your health insurance plan includes UC Davis Medical Group/UC Davis Health, and that you have selected it as your medical group.
Current primary care patients
If you are an existing UC Davis patient, you can also request an appointment with your primary care physician using our online patient portal.
If you already have a primary care physician and feel that you need specialty care for a specific medical problem, your primary care physician can refer you to the appropriate specialist. Most UC Davis medical specialists do require a referral from either a primary care physician or another specialist, either in the community or at UC Davis.
For information on the referral process, please contact our Consumer Resource Center at 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).
Also be sure to check with your health plan regarding the approval process.
Urgent care and virtual urgent care
If you develop a sudden illness or urgent health problem, your UC Davis Medical Group/UC Davis Health primary care clinic may be able to accommodate a request for a same- or next-day urgent care appointment. Please contact the clinic directly to inquire about availability.
If an urgent-care appointment is not currently available, we also offer the UC Davis Health Virtual Clinic as another option. This 24/7 "virtual urgent care" service includes board-certified doctors and nurse practitioners who provide consultation, diagnosis and treatment through video chat or over the phone, with no appointments needed.
Virtual Clinic providers can help treat a variety of common minor illnesses, such as cold and flu, pinkeye, sore throats and urinary tract infections. For more information, visit the Virtual Clinic homepage.
In the event of an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you have any questions or would like help from our staff in choosing a doctor, please call the Consumer Resource Center at 800-2-UC DAVIS (800-282-3284). Staff members are available to help Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or see our frequently asked questions page.
Online patient portal (MyChart®)
Our patient portal is an enhanced web-based system that allows you to view portions of your medical record and communication with your doctor's office any time. It is your personal electronic portal to your UC Davis doctor's office.
Login or sign up to:
- Send and receive secure, non-urgent messages with your UC Davis doctor's office
- Request or cancel an appointment with your primary care doctor
- View and print your labs or other test results
- View portions of your medical records and history
- See preventive care recommendations
- View a family member's record and message a doctor on their behalf