Free Health Care Returns to Ocean Beach – on Wed., Sept.2

by on August 26, 2020 · 2 comments

in Health, Ocean Beach

Here is some good news. Free health care is returning to Ocean Beach and will be available for the uninsured at two clinics beginning Wednesday, September 2.

The group, Southern California Care Community, is reopening their free medical clinics in OB. One will be the OB1 Clinic at the First Baptist Church on Santa Monica and the other will be the ECC Clinic at the Episcopal Church Center on Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

A whole of medical services will be provided, including adult and pediatric care, chronic disease management, prescription assistance and laboratory services. Each clinic will be open one to two days each weekday to serve unsheltered persons as well as individuals who do not qualify for health insurance.

The Clinical Director for Southern California Community Care clinics is Mary L Baker, who is well known for her services to the community. Co- Medical Directors Drs. Ellen Rodarte and Jenifer Cohen will also assist staff with providing care.

These free medical clinics are affiliated with Pacific College, the University of Phoenix, and California State University San Marcos. They serve as a training site for both undergraduate, graduate nursing students and medical residents.

SoCalCC clinics operate out of five churches in San Diego county with the plan to add two more locations in Orange County, in partnership with the Illumination Foundation later this year. For more information please go to

For appointment please call:

OB1 Clinic:
First Baptist Church
4790 Santa Monica Ave.
San Diego, CA 92107
Wednesdays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

ECC Clinic
Episcopal Church Center
2083 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.,
San Diego, CA 92107
Wednesdays: 5:30 pm.
They will also serve walk-ins.

Here is a full list of the services provided:

  • Adult and pediatric medical care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Prescription assistance
  • Laboratory services
  • Wellness education and disease prevention
  • Help accessing healthcare resources
  • Social services and case management
  • Counseling services
  • Assistance with clothing, medical supplies and hygiene products


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sealintheSelkirks August 29, 2020 at 1:49 pm

Free Clinics are BACK? REALLY? I’m so impressed! I remember when every little beach town (or most) had one, and they were literally a lifesaver for so many including me as a teen. I worked concert security as a ‘Rover’ for years at large 3-day outdoor NorCal venues during the late 90s-early 2000s and the Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic docs & RNs were RockMed, free health care, and they literally took a dying young woman out of my arms I was trying to keep alive and kept her alive that night.

Free clinic Docs & RNs are the BEST!



Frank Gormlie August 29, 2020 at 2:10 pm

It’s for one day a week at 2 clinics; the real free clinics of yesteryear were open as much as they could; I worked at one, but by then, it wasn’t free: the Beach Area Community Clinic.


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