Monterey Free Clinic
RotaCare Monterey Free Medical Clinic
is celebrating 27 years of providing free medical care to uninsured residents in our community.
An estimated 45,000 – 50,000 residents of Monterey County are uninsured (per Dr. Chad Harris, June 17, 2021, Monterey Herald).
Our RotaCare Clinic provides telehealth visits weekly. In-person examinations and wellness checks occur every-other week.
The volunteers continue to provide comprehensive medical care and specialty referrals; as well as, nutrition and physical therapy consults, and stress management counseling.
CHOMP generously provides laboratory and diagnostic testing at no charge.
We collaborate with community partners that provide reduced-cost services for specialty care.
For improved self-care and monitoring, we provide patients with free glucometers/diabetic supplies, weight scales, blood pressure monitors, and pedometers.
You can help continue this invaluable community resource through
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To volunteer, please contact the clinic at 831-333-6495
Thank you for helping us
give the gift of health.
We are accepting referrals from Montage, including Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula. Patients can call the clinic at (831) 333-6495 to arrange an appointment or discuss any medical needs.
Clinic telephone hours are Monday - Friday. Messages left after 5 pm will be returned the next business day.
Wednesdays, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Our volunteer medical staff provides non-invasive, acute care to uninsured residents of the Monterey Peninsula (18 years and older).
1156 Fremont Boulevard
Seaside, CA 93955
(inside the Seaside Family Health Center)
Clinic Operations Manager: Claudia Mendivil, MPH
Medical Director: Gregory A. Thompson MD, MSc
Phone: (831) 333-6495
Our services include:
Acute care for minor illness or injury (cold, flu, allergies, skin rash, minor infection, stomach ache, asthma); hypertension, hyperlipidemia, thyroid disorders
Type II diabetes management with education and free glucose monitoring supplies
Laboratory, diagnostic and mammography testing
Specialty referrals as available
We DO NOT provide the following but may be able to suggest low-cost community resources:
Women’s health services or STD treatment
Mental health services
Routine physical exams or examinations to determine disability
Chronic pain management
Volunteers Are The Heart Of RotaCare Monterey!
Every Wednesday, over 30 volunteers come together as a team to staff the Monterey RotaCare clinic. Here are a few reasons they volunteer:
“Because people are so grateful when they get help. The attitude of gratitude brings me back each week.” –Helen
“I really enjoy working with people, and knowing that I am helping someone is really gratifying for me.“ –Margie
“I like helping others – but prefer doing tasks that keep me ‘out of the spotlight’.” RotaCare is the perfect place for me to volunteer because there are a hundred things that need to be done behind the scenes to enable the clinic to operate efficiently.” –Cheryl
“I volunteer at RotaCare because I can help disadvantaged and truly grateful people of my community, in a collegial environment, without the burden of the business side of medicine, and feel rewarded for my work.” –Greg