Primary Care Clinic Services
Making an Appointment
To make an appointment, call (650) 985-7000. Please be patient as our phone lines are often busy. When you call, please be able to provide your address, phone number, reason for your visit, and whether or not you have insurance.
Please read our new policies about co-pays and billing.
1. Can I visit the Health Center if I don’t have medical insurance?
A. CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES include reproductive health care and mental health counseling (birth control, Plan B, condoms, STI testing, mental health counseling and support, and substance use/abuse counseling). CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES are available for all teens age 12-24 regardless of insurance status. Please see the details above if you are not sure what is confidential. Even if these services are not confidential to you (i.e. you are bringing your parent), they are still available for everyone at DCYHC.
When you come in for your appointment and you will be signed up for confidential government medical insurance (like Family PACT or Medi-Cal Minor Consent). You will be asked to meet with a Medi-Cal Worker. She will help determine which government insurance program is right for you. Most likely it will be Minor Consent Medi-Cal or Family PACT, in which case our staff can help you enroll in the plan at the time of your appointment.
B. GENERAL HEALTH CARE includes check-ups, vaccines, sick visits, injuries, sports physicals, pre-employment physicals, labs, and disease management. Please call our clinic and speak with staff to see if you can be seen for these issues, or if you are not sure whether your issues fall in CONFIDENTIAL SERVICES or GENERAL HEALTH CARE. If you are uninsured, we encourage you to sign up for Medical, ACE, or Covered California prior to making your appointment with us.
See below for information on how to sign up for MediCal. Our staff can also help you with this process.
As of April 1, 2014, patients who do not have insurance at the time of their non-reproductive health care visit will have charges sent to our billing department. In some instances, if they apply for and receive coverage after the visit, the charges will then be covered retroactively by their new insurance plan. If not, then they will receive a bill from San Mateo Medical Center for services rendered at Daly City Youth Health Center.
2. How old do I have to be to come to Daly City Youth Center?
3. What if I do have medical insurance?
As of April 1, 2014, we will begin to collect co-pays for non-reproductive health care visits as required by certain insurance programs. If you are unsure if your insurance requires a co-pay, please check with your insurance plan or our front desk prior to your visit. Co-pays can be collected in cash or credit card at the time of the visit or billed afterward.
4. How do I sign up for health coverage?
Where to Apply:
San Mateo Medical Center--Main Campus
Daly City Clinic
South San Francisco Clinic
Fair Oaks Adult Clinic
Fair Oaks Children's Clinic
Human Services Agency
What to Bring:
Proof of household income
Proof of San Mateo County residency
Proof of identity
US Citizens/Legal Permanent Residents must bring proof of citizenship/legal status
Applicants with children must bring proof of any assets
If you're applying for your children, bring proof of their age