Southern California Orthopedic Institute is open and seeing patients, including those needing care for urgent orthopedic injuries. However, established and new patients are encouraged to schedule a video visit for any of the following reasons:

  • You are 65 years of age or above, or have an underlying medical condition which puts you in a high risk category.
  • You are interested in doing a video visit in lieu of an office visit, either for follow-up or for a new condition.
  • You answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions on the Infectious Disease Screening Questionnaire.

Additional requirements to be scheduled for a video visit:

  • You are physically located in California during the video visit. (Providers can only treat patients in California.)  
  • You have a working smartphone or tablet with a working video camera and microphone.

Patients excluded from video visits are:

  • Patients that are not physically located in California.

To schedule an appointment, either for in-person care or for a video visit, please call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for Bakersfield appointments, or request an appointment online.

Prior to the video visit, you must:

  • Sign up for myUCLAhealth (If you do not have an account, Southern California Orthopedic Institute will activate your account when scheduling your appointment.)
  • Download the Epic MyChart application on your smartphone device.

For all technical questions, please call UCLA Health: (855) 364-7052