Organization: Clinic By The Bay, Based upon the successful Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) model
Web address: www.clinicbythebay.org or http://clinicbythebay.org/volunteers.php
Detailed Description: Clinic By The Bay is a new, volunteer-powered, free health clinic for the working uninsured. Based upon the successful Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) model that engages retired healthcare professionals and community volunteers to provide high quality health care. Clinic by the Bay became the 82nd VIM clinic in the country on November 9, 2010. Volunteers usually see about 4 patients while working. They also can supervise Internal Medicine Residents, Medical students, NP students. Usually there are about 2-3 physicians working together at a time with lots of cross communication/advising.
Medical Specialty: Any specialists that are comfortable seeing patients and do not require special expensive equipment
Location: Excelsior neighborhood of San Francisco.
Time Required: No restrictions on time or minimums required, although it is best to do some time at least monthly. Volunteers schedule themselves and usually work 4 hours at a time. Clinic hours are Tuesdays noon-8PM and Thursdays 10AM to 6PM.
Malpractice Insurance: Covered 1mil/3/mil
Contact Person from organization:
David Goldschmid, MD, FACEP - Medical Director
Clinic by the Bay
4877 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94112
Office ph: 415-405-0207, x 304
Henry Smith - Volunteer Program Manager
Office ph: 415-405-0207 x 305
Contact Person from TPMG: