Rural Health Care Clinics Struggle To Remain Open
Faced with budget cuts, many rural health care centers are trying to find ways to stay open. To remain afloat, some clinics are consolidating services, merging with other health care providers, transitioning to part-time schedules and adopting health information technology. Meanwhile, other clinics have shuttered, leaving many rural residents concerned that they will be unable to find necessary health care services. The California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting contributed to this reporting. CHCF publishes California Healthline.
- "Two Tiny Northern California Towns Struggle After Their Clinics Close" (Wiener, Sacramento Bee, 9/6).
- "A Few Rural Clinics Are Resolved To Stay Open" (Wiener, Sacramento Bee, 9/6).