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About AFP  
 We are a family medical practice committed to the highest standards of healing. Our primary goal is to fulfill the trust of our patients by providing compassionate medical care in a competent, professional manner.

Ensuring Access to Healthcare, and Improving Health outcomes  

Blue Shield of California announced a pilot program Wednesday that will allow some of its Sacramento-area patients to get free Lyft rides to doctors’ offices, pharmacies and lab visits to ensure access to health care and improving health outcomes.

Associated Family Physicians is proud to be partnering with Blue Shield for this pilot program.  For more details click here to view the full article posted on The Sacramento Bee's website.

Welcoming to Associated Family Physicians  
Two Locations, One Common Goal - Your Health and Well-being  

Quick note to our patients: 

We at Associated Family Physicians would like to remind our patients that we continue to remain open 7 days a week, to ensure that you are provided with safe access for all your healthcare needs.  We have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of our employees and patients, by screening and isolating patients with suspect symptoms in a separate area of the office.  Patients who are identified as suspect for COVID-19 are brought into the office through a separate entrance, away from our main lobby.  We have also implemented video and telephone visits for patients that are at a higher risk for developing complications associated with COVID-19.

COVID-19 Antibody Serum Testing

Quest Diagnostics has recently released their antibody test for COVID-19,  which is extremely accurate in detecting COVID-19 antibodies, with accuracy above 98.5% specificity. 

This test is designed for patients who are asymptomatic (without symptoms), patients that had past symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, aches, cough, etc.) that have subsided, or who had close exposure to a documented case, at least three weeks ago.  

A positive test will confirm that you have had the virus.  We do not yet know if this means you are immune although this is the case with many other viral infections.

The test is not designed for general screening and Quest Diagnostics will only be able to accommodate patients who are asymptomatic (without symptoms).  Most, but not all, insurances will cover the test.  This is a non-fasting test and will be done on an  appointment basis at any Quest draw center.

Please let us know if the test should be ordered for you and why you feel you need the testing.

Once an order has been placed by your provider, you may call Quest Diagnostics at 866-MYQUEST (866-697-8378), or online at to schedule an appointment at any of their Patient Service Centers (PSC’s) to have your blood drawn.

Please note:

  • Quest Diagnostics is minimizing all chance for exposure and ensuring the safety of our employees and patients.
  • Quest Diagnostics is providing testing for asymptomatic patients only (no fevers, no cough, no symptoms).
  • Patients are required to wear a mask or face covering in our Patient Services Centers (a bandana or handmade mask is acceptable).
  • At some Quest Diagnostic PSC’s, a greeter may be taking no-contact forehead temperatures upon entry or prior to testing.
  • Quest Diagnostics will not provide service for suspect active virus or swab collections.

Please note:  For patient with active symptoms associated with COVID-19 (fever, aches, cough, etc.) that need swab testing done, please visit to take a quick survey and schedule a drive-through appointment.

Also, the CDC recently updated the list of reported symptoms associated with COVID-19.  People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

Please visit the CDC website for more information on symptoms:

MyHillChart Self-Enrollment

As Patients of Associated Family Physicians, you are now able and encouraged to Self-Enroll in MyHillChart either online at or through the MyChart App available on your device's AppStore.  For instructions on how to enroll yourself on MyHillChart, click here.

MyHillChart allows you to send secure messages to your healthcare provider, connect to video visit, as well as request appointments, refill medications, and view/download/share your medical records, and more.

MyHillChart Links:

Self-Enrollment Page

Self-Enrollment Instructions

Connecting to a Video Visit

California COVID-19 risk screening and testing

If you are interested in getting tested for COVID-19, complete an online screener based on guidelines from public health officials. Based on the responses and testing appointment availability, you will learn whether you qualify for testing through this program at this time.

We are working to rapidly expand testing in every way that we can; please check back soon as we add more testing sites and may expand eligibility criteria.

Currently offering COVID-19 testing in California:

  • San Jose (Santa Clara county)
  • San Mateo (San Mateo county)
  • Lake Elsinore (Riverside county)
  • Sacramento (Sacramento county)

Please click here to get started.

Please visit the CDC Website for information on how to protect yourself and other from COVID-19

Associated Family Physicians - Sacramento  

Our Timberlake office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and open on the weekends from 9:00am to 5:00pm for urgent care needs.

Doctors and Mid-Level providers rotate weekends for routine and urgent care appointments.

Associated Family Physicians - Galt  

Our Galt office is open Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm, with special hours on Mondays and Tuesdays for blood draws.

Lab Draw Hours are Mondays from 7:00am to 8:00am, and Tuesdays from 7:00a to 9:00am

Note:  The Galt office is closed on the weekends.

    Sacramento Family Medicine
    Timberlake Office

    8110 Timberlake Way
    Sacramento, CA 95823
    Phone: (916) 689-4111
    Fax: (916) 689-6620
    Galt Office

    417 C Street
    Galt, CA 95632
    Phone: (209) 745-1778
    Fax: (209) 745-9187