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About RotaCare Bay Area
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RotaCare Bay Area Inc. is a non profit 501(c)3 public benefit corporation that provides free medical care to those with the greatest need and the least access to medical care.  The organization was formed in 1989 when a local Rotarian, Dr. Mark Campbell and his Campbell Rotary Club identified the need of many local residents who had limited access to primary healthcare services.  They resolved to meet the need with a clinic in Santa Clara. That first clinic, located on the former Agnews State Hospital site has since closed but in its place we now have 12 clinics located throughout the greater Bay Area. RotaCare clinics are located in Concord, Daly City, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Mountain View , Pittsburg ,Richmond, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, and Santa Cruz.

RotaCare Bay Area’s Board of Directors is directly responsible to state licensing agencies for the provision of quality medical care and provides legal governance for clinics within their geographical area. RotaCare Bay Area’s Board of Directors is made up of past Rotary District Governors, Club Presidents, Rotarians with selected expertise, community activists, clinic administrators and medical professionals.

RotaCare Bay Area’s administrative team of an executive director and administrative coordinator provide a consistent, reliable level of service and support to our clinics. The administration accomplishes three major goals: sustain and continue the mission of RotaCare, provide support for the clinics, and expand and increase the capacity of the clinics.

Each clinic has an Advisory Council that supports the clinic and is accountable to the RotaCare Bay Area Board of Directors. The board makes legal policy and oversees medical quality assurance for the clinics. The function of the Advisory Council is to preserve and advance RotaCare’s mission and to serve as an Advisory group to the Board of Directors.

The High Cost of Medical Insurance
Health insurance premiums for California working families increased by 109.2% in the last 10 years. In the same time period, California workers’ wages rose 25.5%.

The economic downturn coupled with rising health care costs has had serious consequences for Americans, and unlike the financial sector, we can not expect a government bailout. Instead, more individuals are incurring oppressive medical debt—more than half of bankruptcies are now due, at least in part, to medical debt.

In California, health insurance premiums for working families skyrocketed over the last eight years leaving many families with no option other than to go uninsured. California’s uninsured population under age 65 is more than 6.6 million which is 20.4% of this population. California has the largest proportion of uninsured in the nation and the largest number of uninsured residents.

 
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     Did you know?
... RotaCare Bay Area opened in 1989, founded by a local Rotarian with the support of his Rotary Club
... 2014 marks RotaCare Bay Area’s 25 Year Anniversary
... RotaCare opened its 12th clinic in Richmond in March of 2013.
... RotaCare provides care to the growing population of working and unemployed residents who are unable to pay for primary healthcare
... RotaCare Bay Area is supported solely through grants, donations and hard work of our volunteers
... We do not receive any government reimbursements
... All RotaCare healthcare services are free to the patient including medical exams, diagnostic testing, lab testing, and most pharmaceuticals
... RotaCare saves taxpayers money providing patients accessible medical care in our community clinics rather than expensive emergency room care
... 3 unique things about RotaCare—1) we provide free medical care 2) the organization is volunteer driven and 3) we are not government funded
... RotaCare “employs” over 1,600 medical and non-medical volunteers
... The RotaCare Bay Area clinics experienced over 27,500 patient visits last year
... Most of our clinics turn patients away each week because the demand for care is too great
... The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research estimates that even with the Affordable Care Act,11% of Californians will remain uninsured.
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