Doctor, Clinic Shortages Prevent Merced County Medi-Cal Patients From Getting Care
More than half of the county is on Medi-Cal, but that hasn't solved their access problems.
Merced County Health Access Might Not Get Better
Merced County for years has struggled to convince doctors to come live and work in the rural, impoverished Central Valley community, resulting in a ratio of about 45 doctors for every 100,000 residents. The doctor-resident ratio statewide is about 77 doctors per 100,000, according to a recent study by the Merced County Department of Public Health. (Velez, 9/8)