Richmond Free Clinic
Elizabeth Liao is one of our former volunteers who is now in the midst of her second year at UCSF Medical School. Elizabeth began volunteering at the clinic in August 2015 as an administrative volunteer, quickly picked up medical scribing, and then became our Lead Scribe and Volunteer Coordinator. As one of our indispensable former volunteers, we have asked Elizabeth to share her
"Where to start? There's so many things I can say about Rotacare Richmond Clinic (RRC). I volunteered at RRC for three years; my time here has played an integral part of my journey in
medicine. I started volunteering here because I wanted more direct patient contact and there was an opening for scribes. I left clinic and started medical school with so much more. I learned a lot of practical skills that have been very helpful in patient care: not just how to write notes, but also medical jargon, how a doctor approaches and talks to patients, how to work with interpreters, how an outpatient clinic works, how to do quality improvement, etc. At RRC, I found a group of people who
are very encouraging and caring. It was in this supportive environment that I learned how to identify, prototype, and design solutions to workflows and training, which has been very helpful in my work today in design in healthcare. Hands down, I could not have done that anywhere else. To all potential volunteers, come! You can make a big impact at RRC."
The RotaCare Richmond Free Clinic will offer telephone appointments for established and new patients.
To make a telephone appointment, please call our appointment line at 510-213-6678 and leave the following information in a voicemail.
You may also send us a text message at 510-213-6678 with the following information:
Date of Birth
Brief description of your medical problem/reason for the appointment.
Tuesdays, 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m
1st and 3rd Sundays, 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
3rd Tuesday, 5:00p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - New women's clinic!
Patients will be seen by appointment only. We will serve adults 18 years and older who have no health insurance.
To make an appointment: Patients must call (510) 213-6678 on Tuesdays between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM for either a same-day appointment or a Sunday appointment. For other questions please call, text message, or leave a voice message at any time.
Family Justice Center - West
256 24th Street
Richmond, CA 94804
Clinic Operations Manager: Amit Randhawa
Clinic Nurse Coordinator: Theresa Haight
Medical Director: Anthony Somkin, MD
Advisory Council Chair: David Luper
Phone: (510) 213-6678
Fax: (510) 235-2786
For volunteer inquiries, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This RotaCare site will provide:
Urgent care services for Adults and Children
Diagnostic testing services
Physicals to help patients with employment, school & daycare admissions, and sports
Referrals to community resources, social service resources, and health-related needs
One-to-One classes for Diabetics
Women's health services