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. Our RotaCare clinics are located in Concord, Daly City, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Monterey, Pittsburg ,Richmond, San Jose, San Leandro, San Rafael, and Santa Cruz.
We are expanding into the San Joaquin Valley with the RotaCare Stockton Clinic expected to open Fall of 2016!
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 administrative team provides a consistent, reliable level of service and support to our clinics.
The High Cost of Medical Insurance
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. The number of underinsured (working individuals with high premiums and deductibles) is steadily climbing with 31 million people in the United states underinsured in 2014.