Same or next day appointments
Lengthy appointment times
High patient satisfaction scores
In-Network with most insurance
Our primary and urgent care in San Diego is located at the epicenter of Hillcrest at the corner of University and 5th Avenue. Our office is on the ground floor of the landmark Union Bank building adjacent to the historic Hillcrest sign. Our office has 7 exam rooms and can be entered from either University Avenue or from the elevators from the under-ground parking structure exiting at the courtyard. We validate parking at our Hillcrest location. The entrance to the parking is on 5th Ave (to your left as you pass University).
As with all Perlman Clinic locations, we are in-network with most insurances. If you do not have insurance, no problem. We offer competitive cash pay rates. For more detail on our insurance and cash pay rates, visit our Insurance and Pricing pages. Also note that we take both walk-ins and scheduled appointments. For walk-ins, we recommend you call ahead to ask about wait times. We’ll do our best to fit you in quickly.
If you work or live downtown, uptown or in Mission Valley, we believe you will find our offices very convenient. Our friendly staff and providers are looking forward to providing you with excellent medical care.
Perlman Clinic San Diego
3900 5th Ave #110
San Diego, CA 92103
Perlman Clinic Hillcrest is on the 1st floor, right at the entrance, of the Union Bank Building in Hillcrest, which is conveniently located near the I-5, Route 163 and University Ave
A field of patient parking is located right below the entrance in the parking garage. We validate parking. The building also has bike racks available for those patients that prefer to commute by bicycle.
General Health Issues
Preventive Medicine And Wellness
Annual Physical Exams And Routine Checkups
Referrals To Specialists
Fever, Cold, or Flu
Minor Allergic Reactions
Ear Or Sinus Pain
Nausea, Vomiting, Or Diarrhea
Frequent Or Painful Urination
Cuts And Scrapes
Minor Head Injuries Without Loss Of Consciousness
Minor Sports Injuries
Meet the Hillcrest Team!
Monica Perlman, MD
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Emily Ence PA-C
Baylor College of Medicine
William Buchner, MD
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Kenneth Ortiz, MD
University of Hawaii
Carly Babis PA-C
Cortney Wilcox FNP-C
University of Phoenix
Julie Hoffman PA-C
Medical University of South Carolina
Emilia Parrott DO
Western University of Health Sciences
Puneet Bhalrhu, MD
Medical University of Lublin
Brooke Myrberg PA-C
Nova Southeastern University
I can’t recommend Dr. Perlman enough
Primary & Urgent Care San Diego FAQ
There are times when getting medical attention is urgent and you might wonder if you should go to the Emergency Room or an Urgent Care Clinic? Under many circumstances going to an Urgent Care Clinic is much quicker. Emergency Rooms can be very chaotic and you could wait a very long time to get treatment. Here are some suggestions to help you determine if you should seek an Urgent Care Clinic or the Emergency Room:
Hillcrest is located just north of Downtown San Diego. It is very close to the airport and multiple freeways. Hillcrest is also home to Scripps Hospital (which is a block away from our location)
We see a lot of patients for primary care so we would love to be your Primary Care Provider! That said, we can also see you on an Urgent Care basis if we are not your Primary Care Provider.
You are more than welcome to just walk into Perlman Clinic or call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. If you want to make sure you can be seen at a specific time, we suggest calling to schedule an appointment. 858.554.1212
Generally, your wait time will be brief, unlike an emergency room that can take several hours. From the time you walk in the door, Perlman Clinic will usually see you within 20 minutes (if you’re a new patient, after paperwork is completed) and in some cases even in less time than that. That said, during busy days or hours, the wait could be long. If you want to make sure you can be seen at a specific time, we suggest calling to schedule an appointment.
Just like any doctor’s office, the first time you visit you should bring your current medical insurance card, a driver’s license or other government-issued photo ID and your current medication bottles (or a list of which medications and the dosages). If you have any paperwork that provides information regarding past treatments or tests that have been performed, bring them as well.
We accept most insurances so generally you can use your insurance for payment. That said, many insurances require a co-pay that we collect at the time of the visit.
The parking entrance is on 5th Ave just north of University.