You’ve got Alfred’s and Shinola, but damn if I you can’t find a good doctor in Silver Lake. If you’re looking for a doctor, there are surprisingly few options in the neighborhood. Essentially, you have either a traditional primary care doctor, a Sherpaa doctor, or an urgent care center.
Traditional Primary Care Doctors in Silver Lake
You’re going to have to head out of the neighborhood to get to a primary care doctor. The nearest ones can be found on ZocDoc, but their availability is mostly a few weeks out. Yelp has some listings, but again, you’ve got to head out of the neighborhood. You can summon a Lyft in 2 minutes, but the waits for a PCP are days to weeks and that’s after you call them on the phone. And if you haven’t yet spent your deductible (and 90% of us don’t), like all traditional doctors, they’ll charge you a co-pay and then send you a bill a few weeks later.
Hours: Typically 8am to 5pm Mon-Fri
Per Visit Cost: $200-$250 when you add up your co-pay and the bills.
Sherpaa is a new kind of practice and we’ve been seeing patients for the last 6 years. You sign up for Sherpaa, download our app, talk with your Sherpaa doctor, and get diagnosed, treated, and prescriptions all within our app. We’re by far the easiest, most affordable way to get care. Your doctor will be talking with you within minutes and all of this can be done from the comfort of wherever you are.
Per Visit Cost: Less than the cost of one urgent care visit for as many interactions as you need with your Sherpaa doctor ($25 a month (or $270 a year).
Who’s it for?: Anyone who wants their own personal doctor they can reach 24/7/365 from anywhere in the world. Even if you’re just visiting Silver Lake, we can be your ongoing doctors no matter where you live.
There are a few urgent care centers near Silver Lake. The first is The Urgent Care at Vermont (not open on weekends) and, weirdly enough, there’s another one right next door.
Hours: Typical business hours but none on Sundays
Per Visit Cost: $300-$350 when you add up your co-pay and the bills
Unless you’re in an actual emergency, please don’t visit the ER. It’ll typically cost you over a thousand dollars and we can all think of better ways to spend your money.
Your Best Bet
If you need a doctor in Silver Lake, join Sherpaa and give us a try. We’re always available, even on weekends.