UCLA Health now offers same-day appointments, in 27 specialties, Monday through Friday. In most cases, depending on the level of care you need and the time of day when you call, you'll be seen by a physician that day.
When you call 1-800-UCLA-MD1, we search across all UCLA Health locations for an appointment that suits your needs. If you call before noon, we’ll offer you a same-day appointment and if you call after noon, we’ll offer you an appointment for the next day.
Here’s what to expect:
Regardless of the reason for your call, the majority of patients will have an appointment when they hang up with our schedulers.
Our first priority is to ensure that people who have an urgent need to be seen by a physician are given appointments right away.
It is possible that your appointment will be scheduled further out if you need a routine physical/annual wellness check-up or if you need highly specialized care and your need is less urgent. If you are requesting a specific physician, same-day availability may be limited as well.
However if your concern is more immediate, you can visit a nearby urgent care location.
Urgent Care Locations
In addition, for current UCLA patients, UCLA offers a new service: Zipnosis. For a small fee, Zipnosis offers online diagnosis and treatment service by UCLA physicians for common medical conditions, seven days a week from 8 am to 8 pm. Ask questions about your illness and get a response from a UCLA physician in less than an hour.