Meet With a California Online Doctor

At PlushCare, you can talk to a California board-certified doctor from your phone or computer. Our online doctors are graduates of the top 50 U.S. medical schools and have an average of 15 years of experience. Speak with a California licensed physician today.

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Our online doctors have treated over 415,000 patients.

See an Online Doctor in California for Primary Care






Back pain

Birth control



Erectile dysfunction

High blood pressure

High cholesterol




Prescription Refills

Mental health

Thyroid disorders

See an Online Doctor in California for Urgent Care


Dental infection

Ear infections




Pink eye




Stomach issues

Sinus infections

Strep throat





Yeast infections

These are the most common reasons people visit PlushCare. We also offer online therapy and mental health services.

How it works

1 Book

Book a same day appointment from anywhere.

2 Chat

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

3 Pick up

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy or by mail.

we accept insurance from united healthcare, anthem blue cross, cigna, humana, blue shield of California and many more

We accept these insurance plans and many more! 
(The cost of your visit will be the same as your office copay)

PlushCare is HIPAA compliant and uses private and secure electronic health record systems to keep personal medical information safe.

Online Doctor in California FAQ

Can I Get a Prescription Without Seeing a Doctor in California?

Legally, in order to receive prescription medication, you need to have a consultation with a licensed doctor. California law allows you to get a prescription without going into the doctor’s office by seeing a licensed doctor online. An online doctor in California can write prescriptions and prescription refills. After your online appointment, the doctor can electronically send your prescription to a local pharmacy of your choice for pickup.

Can I Order a Prescription Online?

Although you cannot order a prescription online, you can meet an online doctor in California to receive a prescription online. First, you need to have a consultation with a doctor licensed to practice medicine in California. This can occur through a virtual visit on the phone or computer. If the physician determines that a prescription would be beneficial for your health, then they will send the prescription to a local pharmacy of your choosing for you to pick up at your convenience. An online doctor may also provide a doctor’s note, if deemed necessary.

What Conditions Can Online Doctors Treat in California?

An online doctor in California can treat non-emergency conditions such as minor bacterial infections (including sinus infections and urinary tract infections), the cold and flu, and an array of mental health conditions. Online doctors can also help patients manage chronic conditions and provide prescription refills without the need to go to the doctor’s office in person.

Do I Need Insurance to See an Online Doctor in California?

Whether you need health insurance coverage to see an online doctor will vary among telehealth platforms. PlushCare accepts patients with or without health insurance. If you do not have insurance, you can still book an appointment with a PlushCare online doctor in California and receive treatment.

How Much Does an Online Doctor in California Cost?

The cost of an online doctor in California depends on whether you have health insurance and what telehealth platform you use. At PlushCare, we accept California patients with or without insurance. The average insured patient pays less than $25 to speak with one of our doctors. For patients without insurance, there is a $119 fee per appointment, which is much less than the average health clinic.

Meet Our Board-Certified Online Doctors in California

Linda Anegawa, M.D.

Dr. Anegawa graduated from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her residency at Stanford. She is a licensed California doctor.

Riad Abdelkarim, M.D.

Dr. Abdelkarim is an internist who is licensed to practice medicine in California.

Kristie Nichols, M.D.

Dr. Nichols is a family physician. She is licensed to practice medicine in California.

Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

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