Convenient care for your non-urgent illness and injury needs.
MinuteClinic ® delivers convenient, affordable care for the same low copay as your doctor primary care doctor visit, regardless of your health plan.
MinuteClinic offers evening and weekend hours where you can be seen by a nurse practitioner who can diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses, minor injuries*, skin conditions and more, all at select local CVS/pharmacy stores.
You are encouraged to contact your primary care doctor for all of your health care needs. Your doctor knows your medical history and can best direct you to the appropriate care at the time.
For additional details, see Frequently Asked Questions.
San Diego County MinuteClinic Locations
Riverside County MinuteClinic Locations
Frequently Asked Questions
You are encouraged to contact your Primary Care Doctor for all of your health care needs. Your doctor knows your medical history and can best direct you to the appropriate care at the time.
Q. Do I need a referral to MinuteClinic from my Sharp Community Medical Group (SCMG) Primary Care Doctor to have my visit covered by my health plan?
A. No. You can go to a MinuteClinic for non-urgent illnesses and injuries for the same copay (regardless of health plan) as your SCMG primary care doctor. We encourage you to contact your Primary Care Doctor for all of your health care needs. Your doctor knows your medical history and can best direct you to the appropriate care at the time.
Q. Can I go to a MinuteClinic if I need to be seen right away and can't get a same day appointment with my SCMG Primary Care Doctor?
A. Yes. MinuteClinic has day, evening and weekend hours where you can be seen by a Nurse Practitioner for common illnesses, minor injuries, skin conditions and more.
Q. I am a SCMG patient, but I haven't been into see my Primary Care Doctor yet. Can I still go to MinuteClinic?
A. Yes. However, we encourage you to make an appointment with your Primary Care Doctor who can help you manage your overall, long term health and can best direct you to the appropriate care at the time.
Q. Can I get my flu shot at MinuteClinic?
A. No. You can ask your SCMG doctor if you can receive your annual flu vaccine in their office or go to a SCMG authorized flu vaccine provider for the most affordable options.
Q. What about immunizations for my children? Can I get them at MinuteClinic?
A. Children ages 18 months to 5 years of age can receive immunizations at MinuteClinic. Some vaccines may require a prescription. See the list of MinuteClinic locations listed above. Children 6 years and older should receive their immunizations at their Primary Care Doctor's office or at an SCMG authorized vaccine provider.
Q. What types of illnesses or injuries can I be seen for at MinuteClinic?
A. Health issues such as skin conditions, minor burns or lacerations, earaches/ear infections, sinus infections and sore throat/strep. Keep in mind that MinuteClinic offers some services such as smoking cessation and weight loss programs that may not be covered by your health plan. It's always a good idea to ask first.
* X-rays are not available at MinuteClinic. Patients requiring X-rays will be directed to another health care provider. MinuteClinic practitioners do not provide care for: broken bones; injuries requiring sutures or X-rays; injuries involving the eyes, face or groin; puncture wounds; back injuries; injuries from motor vehicle accidents; worker's compensation injuries or evaluations.