Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
To understand and serve, with dignity and respect, the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Clinic by the Bay is San Francisco's Volunteers in Medicine clinic. We serve the primary medical needs of the working uninsured in the Excelsior neighborhood (94112), in Visitacion Valley/Portola (94134), and in Daly City (94014, 94015).
As part of the national network of Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinics, Clinic by the Bay is about neighbor helping neighbor. We provide a caring medical home for our patients so they can work, attend school, care for their families and be productive members of their community.
Clinic by the Bay does not rely on government funding and accepts no insurance. We are supported by private institutional and individual gifts, plus in-kind contributions of professional services and supplies.
Our volunteers are retired and practicing doctors, nurses, and other community volunteers (e.g., receptionists, eligibility screeners, interpreters, computer experts, health educators) who provide compassionate care to our working uninsured neighbors.