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San Rafael Clinic

Patient Message/Information Line: (415) 482-6906

Monday and Thursday 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The San Rafael RotaCare clinic now takes patients by lottery. Please arrive at 4:50 p.m. Lottery number will be handed out at 5:00 p.m. sharp.

Kaiser Building (downtown San Rafael)
1033 Third Street (corner 3rd and A Streets)
San Rafael, CA 94901

PLEASE NOTE: No mail is received at this address

Clinic Operations Manager: Lisa Dickey
Medical Director: Michael Ralston, MD

The San Rafael RotaCare Clinic treats patients with minor illnesses or injuries. Each month specialty clinics are conducted with specialists in dermatology, psychiatry, and ophthalmology. We also offer appointments for consultation with a licensed dietician and a diabetic educator. After an initial visit with a RotaCare doctor, referrals will be made as appropriate to the specialty clinic. We are starting a twice per month Transitional Clinic for chronic care patients who meet certain criteria. We have a "Healthy Living Program" and "Relaxation Techniques" classes. We also offer vaccinations and HIV testing on a monthly basis.




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RotaCare San Rafael: Searching for Sutures in San Rafael!

In August we had a young man that came in to clinic with a gash on his calf.  He had cut himself with a scythe a few hours earlier and was hoping we could suture it or that we would tell him that it would be fine without any sutures at all.  Our nurse assured him the wound needed sutures.  Our doctor agreed to do them all we had to do was find some sutures.  We used to have them, but never used them, so we stopped ordering them. 

After thoroughly searching our supplies we were sure we didn’t have any sutures.  Since we work in a Kaiser Permanente building we asked a Kaiser nurse if they had any, but they did not.  We then called Cia Byrnes, the CEO of Ritter Center, hoping that her clinic 2 blocks away had some.  They did have sutures, but the clinic was already closed.  She was heading out the door to her yoga class, so she swung by Ritter Center to get the sutures, dropped them off at RotaCare, and then rushed off to her class. 

Thirty minutes later very happy young man left with sutures in his calf and a big smile on his face!


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