Urgent Care or ER?

Call your physician for advice and direction when possible.  They know you best.  Also, Health Plans offer 24-hour nurse consultation and can advise you whether to go to an urgent care or wait until your doctor’s office opens.


  • Aetna – (800) 270-2386
  • Anthem Blue Cross – (800) 700-0197
  • Blue Shield – (800) 818-8581
  • PacifiCare – (866) 747-4325
  • Secure Horizons – (877) 365-7949

When should I go to the Emergency Room instead of an Urgent Care Clinic?

  • If you need an ambulance
  • If you have severe chest pain
  • If you are bleeding profusely
  • If you are losing consciousness
  • Any other serious emergency that seems immediately life threatening

Urgent Care Service:

Unforeseen medical problems occasionally happen when your physician’s office is closed.  Call your physician, if possible for advice and direction.  Primary Care Physicians are available to provide coverage 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Illnesses that cannot wait until the next business day, but do not require the full services of hospital or emergency room, are best treated at an Urgent Care.

Available Locally in Grass Valley/Nevada City:

Yuba Docs Urgent Care
2090 Nevada City Highway
Grass Valley, CA 95945
Located near McDonalds, Asian Gardens, and B&C Hardware
(530) 274-5020
Hours: 8 am to 6 pm, Monday thru Friday
9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, Sunday and most holidays (Closed New Years, Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Their website provides more information: