Free Rotacare Health Clinic Tuesday Nights

Lacy J Dalton

Free medical diagnosis/service is now available for the medically uninsured at the Richmond Rotacare clinic Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 2727 Macdonald Ave.in Richmond, The clinic opened in March in response to the request to Rotary by the Health Department of Contra Costa County so that medical services would be available to the 150,000+ uninsured in the western portion of the county. The I-80 Corridor Rotary clubs worked with Rotacare and Brighter Beginnings to rehabilitate a facility, recruit over a hundred volunteer doctors and nurses and social workers, and raise funds to open the clinic. Patients should call (510) 213-6678 in advance for appointments on Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is hoped that hours and possibly days of service will expand over time. A fundraiser is being held on May 2 at Freight and Salvage in downtown Berkeley with Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Lacy J. Dalton to raise money for the pharmaceutical drugs the doctors will be prescribing. Tickets are available at $40@ by mail to Rotary Endowment, 2925 Russell St., Berkeley 94705.
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