Where can I get a new patient appointment in San Francisco this week?
May 16, 2012 2:34 PM Subscribe
Where in San Francisco can I make a new patient appointment THIS WEEK?
posted by sunnichka to health & fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I just moved to San Francisco three days ago. It's been a very hectic and busy month and I forgot about my stimulant prescription. It turns out that the state of California will only accept prescriptions for Focalin written by a California doctor--and I only have a week of pills left.
I tried making an appointment with UCSF but they don't have any new patient appointments until July. My prescription in Kentucky was written by my neurologist, a movement disorders specialist, but I don't see any reason why a primary care doctor couldn't write it for me here.
This is slightly complicated by the fact that I am still on Kentucky student insurance for the moment and I'll be paying mostly out-of-pocket for the visit. (My insurance only pays the full amount for University of Louisville doctors.)
Anybody have ideas for me?