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395 W Central Ave, Brea, CA 92821395 W Central Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
4.71(634 reviews)
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Brea Urgent Care - 395 W Central Ave, Brea
Went in for a sports physical and it went smoothly.

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140 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832140 E Commonwealth Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9695 Base Line Rd, Montclair, CA 917309695 Base Line Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.72(2.4k reviews)
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Central Urgent Medical Care - 9695 Base Line Rd, Montclair
Woke up with Covid, and called and made an appointment! I love that there was no wait, no complaints from staff due to me having Covid and they were very friendly!

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5995 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 913675995 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
3.89(35 reviews)
Everyone was very helpful. I booked the appointment the night before for 9 o’clock when they open. I got right in and Dr. Emanuel came in. He was very thorough and answered all my questions and prescribe medication for me. I have been to urgent care a few times before and everyone is always so wonderful. I would recommend urgent care. I have insurance that covers everything. That was not a worry for me! I had booked my appointment the night before online.

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8970 Knott Ave, Buena Park, CA 906208970 Knott Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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Excellent service! Thanks for taking care of 5 family members. All visits went great and best urgent care in Buena Park. Great Team.
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1000 S Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 928051000 S Anaheim Blvd
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
3.4(5 reviews)
Very friendly staff. Came in for COVID testing the wait time was less than expected. The test did NOT HURT BY THE WAY. Definitely recommend!
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2075 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 926602075 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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21771 Lake Forest Dr, Santa Ana, CA 9263021771 Lake Forest Dr
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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6632 Rosemead Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 906606632 Rosemead Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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9436 Slauson Ave, Pico Rivera, CA 906609436 Slauson Ave
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 6:00 pm
1.84(59 reviews)
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309 W Beverly Blvd, Montebello, CA 90640309 W Beverly Blvd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
1.99(128 reviews)
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, Montebello, CA 90640
4.99(3 reviews)
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1701 W Whittier Blvd, Montebello, CA 906401701 W Whittier Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
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3430 Garfield Ave, Commerce, CA 900403430 Garfield Ave
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
1.49(50 reviews)
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6538 Telegraph Rd, Commerce, CA 900406538 Telegraph Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 am
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9200 Colima Rd, Whittier, CA 906059200 Colima Rd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.86(55 reviews)
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11003 Lakewood Blvd, Downey, CA 9024111003 Lakewood Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
2.5(20 reviews)
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13440 Imperial Hwy., Santa Fe Springs, CA 9067013440 Imperial Hwy.
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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11525 Brookshire Ave, Downey, CA 9024111525 Brookshire Ave
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.54(13 reviews)
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2603 Via Campo, Montebello, CA 906402603 Via Campo
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
1.5(11 reviews)
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16702 Lake View Dr, La Mirada, CA 9063816702 Lake View Dr
2.83(51 reviews)
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15725 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060315725 Whittier Blvd
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15733 Whittier Blvd, Whittier, CA 9060315733 Whittier Blvd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 8:00 pm
4.94(50 reviews)
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5504 Whittier Blvd, Commerce, CA 900225504 Whittier Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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9449 Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 902429449 Imperial Hwy.
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
2.5(67 reviews)
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15034 Imperial Hwy., La Mirada, CA 9063815034 Imperial Hwy.
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5427 Whittier Blvd, East Los Angeles, CA 900225427 Whittier Blvd
Open until 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 6:00 pm
1.05(55 reviews)
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5020 E Washington Blvd, Commerce, CA 900405020 E Washington Blvd
Open until12:00 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Thu12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11920 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 9173211920 Garvey Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.69(8 reviews)
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941 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754941 S Atlantic Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.5(19 reviews)
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16200 Amber Valley Dr, Whittier, CA 9060416200 Amber Valley Dr
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SunClosed
5.0(5 reviews)
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600 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754600 N Garfield Ave
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
2.5(31 reviews)
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808 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776808 E Valley Blvd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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4207 Slauson Ave, Maywood, CA 902704207 Slauson Ave
Open until12:00 am
  • Mon 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Thu 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
  • Sun 9:00 am - 12:00 am
3.45(19 reviews)
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8534 Rosecrans Ave, Paramount, CA 907238534 Rosecrans Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.5(3 reviews)
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16702 Valley View Ave, La Mirada, CA 9063816702 Valley View Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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14282 Amar Rd, La Puente, CA 9174614282 Amar Rd
2.38(13 reviews)
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3945 Whittier Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900233945 Whittier Blvd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.87(26 reviews)
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1118 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 918011118 S Garfield Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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202 W La Habra Blvd, La Habra, CA 90631202 W La Habra Blvd
Open until 6:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
4.46(80 reviews)
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1850 S Azusa Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 917451850 S Azusa Ave
3.0(21 reviews)
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18325 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA 9070118325 Pioneer Blvd
2.02(17 reviews)
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40 Centerpointe Dr, La Palma, CA 9062340 Centerpointe Dr
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
2.0(101 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, La Palma - 40 Centerpointe Dr, La Palma
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7300 Alondra Blvd, Paramount, CA 907237300 Alondra Blvd
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
1.44(9 reviews)
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17487 Hurley St, City of Industry, CA 9174417487 Hurley St
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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1.03(27 reviews)
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4815 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 900324815 Valley Blvd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
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1300 S Sunset Ave, West Covina, CA 917901300 S Sunset Ave
Open until 3:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
4.15(46 reviews)
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2715 Santa Ana St, South Gate, CA 902802715 Santa Ana St
Open until 4:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.0(60 reviews)
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Chickenpox Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get a chickenpox vaccine in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    In general, allergy tests will be available at West Whittier-Los Nietos-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices and local pharmacies. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you protect yourself from chickenpox faster.

  • How can I book a chickenpox vaccine in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    Regardless of the kind of vaccine you are seeking, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for West Whittier-Los Nietos-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include your previous immunizations and travel plans to give your doctor a better idea of what vaccines you may need.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a chickenpox vaccine in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for vaccines can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for West Whittier-Los Nietos-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment slot as soon as today. Be sure to include “chicken pox vaccination” as your reason for visit.

  • How do I find the top-rated vaccination clinics in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on West Whittier-Los Nietos-area vaccination centers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a vaccine provider, see what previous patients think, and book an appointment with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a chickenpox vaccine?

    Children should receive their first dose of the chickenpox vaccine between the ages of 12 and 15 months, and their second dose at least three months after the first, commonly between four and six years. If childhood vaccination is missed, individuals ages 13 and older should get two doses at least 28 days apart. West Whittier-Los Nietos requires children to be vaccinated or provide evidence of immunity before entering public school. Individuals who have come into contact with a case of the chickenpox should seek vaccination within three to five days of being exposed, or as soon as possible. Individuals who are allergic to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin, pregnant or ill should consult with their doctor before seeking a vaccine.

  • Are video visits available with vaccination clinics in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    While vaccines cannot be administered over video, your doctor can evaluate and advise you or your child from your home in West Whittier-Los Nietos. They can discuss your travel plans and previous immunization records, recommend and order necessary vaccinations, and book vaccination appointments via telemedicine.

  • How much does a chickenpox vaccine cost in West Whittier-Los Nietos?

    Without insurance, a dose of chickenpox vaccine can range anywhere from $125 to $175. Book a consultation with a doctor in West Whittier-Los Nietos today to get more details on chickenpox vaccine costs.

  • Is a chickenpox vaccine covered by my insurance?

    Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of the chickenpox vaccine. Book a consultation with a doctor in West Whittier-Los Nietos today to check your vaccine coverage.

  • Are video visits with vaccination clinics covered by my insurance?

    Video consultations that discuss the need for a chickenpox vaccine may be covered by your insurance if in-person vaccine consultations are typically covered.

West Whittier-Los Nietos Chickenpox Vaccine

The varicella vaccine, sometimes known as the chickenpox vaccine, can help you avoid contracting the disease. By understanding more about what this immunization does and who should get it, you can make an informed health care decision for yourself and your family.

Chickenpox vaccination: what everyone should know

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox is characterized by an itchy, blister-like rash that appears first on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body, according to the CDC. Other symptoms include fever and fatigue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine are around 90% effective in preventing chickenpox, which means you could still get the disease after being vaccinated. Children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox or been inoculated against it should get this vaccination.

Who needs the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, children, teens, and adults should receive two doses of the chickenpox vaccine.
Children between the ages of 12 and 15 should receive the first dose of the chickenpox vaccine, and children between the ages of four and six should receive the second dose. Children can take the second dose at a younger age if it is given at least three months after the first, according to the CDC.

Those aged 13 and up who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses spaced by at least 28 days. According to the CDC, the chickenpox vaccine is especially important for healthcare workers, teachers, college students, nursing home patients, and international travelers.
Consult your doctor to see if you need the chickenpox vaccine based on your current health situation.

Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine?

You don't need the vaccine if you show evidence of immunity against chickenpox, according to the CDC. Immunity is demonstrated, among other things, by being born in the United States before 1980 and having a confirmed diagnosis of chickenpox.

According to the CDC, the following people should not obtain the chickenpox vaccine:

  • Those who have suffered a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox vaccine or any of its components.
  • Those who are moderately or severely ill when their chickenpox immunization appointment is scheduled.
  • Women who are expecting children.

Certain patients should see their doctors before getting the chickenpox vaccine. According to the CDC, this includes:

  • Those who have an illness of the immune system, such as HIV or AIDS.
  • Those who have cancer or are being treated for cancer with radiation or medicines.
  • Those who have received a blood transfusion recently.

Two types of chickenpox vaccines

Two types of chickenpox vaccines are now approved for use in the United States. The vaccines' brand names, according to the CDC, are Varivax® and ProQuad®.

Varivax®

Varivax® contains only the chickenpox vaccination. Adults, teenagers, and children aged 12 months and up are the only ones who can get this vaccine.

ProQuad®

ProQuad® is a vaccine that includes the chickenpox vaccine as well as immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella. This vaccination is only approved for children ages 12 months to 12 years, according to the CDC.

Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Childcare and school chickenpox vaccine requirements

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Your healthcare practitioner can discuss whether or not your children should get the chickenpox vaccine with you in greater detail based on your family's religious and philosophical beliefs, as well as their medical history.

How can parents pay for the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccination is covered by most health insurance policies, according to the CDC. If your health insurance plan does not cover the cost of your children's chickenpox immunization, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be able to help. The CDC recommends contacting VFC directly to see if you're qualified for financial aid through this program.

Sources

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  1. Chickenpox/Varicella Vaccination (November 22, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/index.html
  2. Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know (August 7, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/public/index.html
  3. State Vaccination Requirements (November 15, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html
  4. Chickenpox (Varicella) For Healthcare Professionals (April 28, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/hcp/index.html
  5. Shingles
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/DiseasesandVaccines/ShinglesDisease
  6. Chickenpox and Shingles Tests (November 8, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/chickenpox-and-shingles-tests/

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