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We get it. There are times when taking care of your health falls to the bottom of a long to-do list. Once you finally get around to scheduling an appointment, the last thing you want to do is wait to receive quality care.

That’s why Saint Vincent and Allegheny Health Network are happy to offer primary care same-day appointments. If you call (814) SAME-DAY (814.726.3329) before 11 a.m. Monday - Friday, we’ll offer you a same-day appointment with a primary care physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant that day. If you call after 11 a.m. we’ll work to find the next available appointment that is convenient for you.   

Never having to wait for your health is #LivingProof.

How do I schedule a same-day appointment?

  • Call (814) SAME-DAY (814.726.3329).
  • We will ask you for basic information, such as address, phone number, and insurance carrier.
  • Next, we will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms to help find the most appropriate healthcare provider to treat you. In most cases, we’ll be able to schedule the appointment with this information.
  • If you have a complex or chronic medical condition, you will be transferred to a health care provider office to better understand your concerns.
  • Same-day appointments are scheduled on a first come, first served basis.

What if I have an urgent illness or injury and need to be seen as soon as possible?

If you have an urgent illness or injury, please proceed to the nearest emergency facility or dial 911. 

Are there times when I won’t receive a same-day appointment?

If you call before 11 a.m. Monday-Friday, you will be offered a same-day appointment with a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for primary care. Possible exceptions include patients with insurance driven limitations.

What days and times can I call (814)SAME-DAY?

The call center at (814) SAME-DAY is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Same-day appointments will be offered 7 a.m. – 11 a.m., Monday – Friday. If you call after 11 a.m. or over the weekend, we’ll work to find the next available appointment that is convenient for you. 

Can I schedule a same-day appointment for a procedure, routine physical, or with a specific doctor?

When you call (814) SAME-DAY before 11 a.m., we will offer you a same-day appointment with a doctor, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant for primary care. If you are requesting an appointment for a routine physical or check-up or with a specific doctor, including your primary care physician, we may not be able to schedule you for a same-day appointment. We are not accepting same-day appointments for procedures, including MRIs, CTs, x-rays, lab work, and surgeries at this time.

What if I don’t want a same-day appointment?

While we offer same-day appointments as a convenience to our patients, you always have the option to schedule your appointment on a different day, if you prefer.