Virtual Primary Care
Discover Virtual Family Medicine, Pediatric Care, and Preventative Health, where you are.
A great primary care doctor serves as your trusted health advisor and confidant to prevent and navigate medical issues that arise.
By choosing a virtual primary care doctor, you get the convenience of seeing your doctor from home, while having the benefit of part of having a local clinic to serve your in-person and urgent care needs.
Call our navigators for more information or for assistance in booking an appointment: (949) 316-1770
A Doctor Who Knows You
We take the time to listen, to understand your personal goals and your unique circumstances. As your partner in health, we work closely with your other healthcare providers to coordinate care as well as refer to nearby specialists.
- Routine primary and preventive care
- Health advice from your regular doctor
- Chronic condition management
- Women’s health, men’s health, and pediatrics
- Consultation on injuries and illnesses
- Weight management medical coaching
- Smoking cessation
What is virtual primary care?
Virtual primary care gives you convenient facetime with a board-certified primary care physician through video visits using your mobile device or a computer with a webcam.
We’ve developed this service to make it easier for patients to regularly see their doctor, which can be especially beneficial for those managing chronic conditions or with a schedule that makes in person care difficult. Our holistic model supports all your primary medical needs, including seamless in-person physical examinations, lab testing, imaging and urgent care.
Am I eligible to be a Virtual Primary Care patient?
You are eligible if:
- You are a new primary care patient
- You are not a Monarch patient
- And you are in the state of California
Virtual Primary Care is only available to new primary care patients. If you are already a patient of one of our in-clinic providers, please continue to make your appointment by calling the clinic (949) 452-7699.
Virtual Primary Care providers are not contracted with Monarch. We apologize for the inconvenience, but Monarch patients can still make a primary care visit appointment by calling the clinic (949) 452-7699.
How is it different from other telemedicine offerings at Saddleback?
Your Virtual Primary Care physicians will only see you virtually, through video visits and secure messaging. And while you won’t see your primary care provider in the clinic, you will receive all the benefits of being a Saddleback Family and Urgent Care patient—including the ability to walk in for urgent care services seven days a week. Together, your virtual primary care physician and in-person providers function as one integrated medical team and maintain the same medical record.
How does virtual primary care work?
On your first visit, you’ll establish care with your primary care doctor. You can set baselines and discuss your health goals and any concerns you have. You can then easily schedule appointments online and message your doctor through our patient portal.
Why is it considered concierge-style care?
When you need care, you’ll work with a Healthful care navigator that can schedule your appointments with your doctor and serve as your guide. Your navigator can help you follow your personalized care plans, schedule in-network follow-up and specialist visits, and connect you with appropriate community resources.
This service is brought to you in collaboration with Healthful.
What happens when I need hands-on care?
We can directly order any labs or tests needed without triggering additional visits. And if a hands-on doctor visit is needed, we will arrange for a timely urgent care or medical visit in our clinic in Mission Viejo. We work as a collective team and share one medical record to ensure a seamless experience.
What if I need care after hours?
We find that Saddleback Family and Urgent Care provides the flexibility most patients need. Our clinic welcomes walk-ins from our patients seven days a week, with evening appointments and same-day reservations.
When urgent late-night medical issues arise, we refer out to On Duty® for trusted virtual urgent care.
Is it secure and private?
Yes. We take your privacy seriously, so every video visit is completely confidential. On Duty uses secure technology that exceeds national standards to ensure your health records are secure.
Is it as effective as traditional primary care?
We believe primary care is best delivered on a consistent ongoing basis. This is much more important than being physically present. That’s not to say we don’t occasionally need to check you physically—which is why our service offers hybrid care for checkups and urgent care. We can also order labs, prescriptions, and just about anything a traditional PCP can do.
What does it cost?
We are happy to bill your insurance, as we would in the clinic.* If you are uninsured, or would like to pay out of pocket, we offer a discounted rate of $50 for your first visit.
This does not include any labs or in-clinic tests. Your navigator will then discuss your ongoing care plan and associated costs with you.
*Monarch patients are not eligible to use this service at this time.
Meet Our Providers
Bobbie Kumar, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Jana Struckel, MD
Thuy Tran, DO
Sign up today
We hope to care for you soon. Follow the link below and answer a few questions to register for your first visit. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us: (949) 316-1770
Please note: Monarch insurance members and existing Saddleback Family and Urgent Care primary care patients should call the clinic for a primary care appointment in person: (949) 452-7699.