News Headlines Article

La Cliníca Martín-Baró Helps Close Healthcare Gaps
San Francisco Chronicle

One day two years ago, Consuelo Barrego’s nose wouldn’t stop bleeding. So she went where she had never been to before: San Francisco General Hospital. She came out of the hospital without an explanation and a $3,600 bill. “They didn’t do anything to me,” said the 27-year-old woman. “They didn’t even give me a glass of water.” With that experience in mind, Barrego — one of 46,000 employed San Franciscans who lack health insurance — turned La Clinica Martin-Baro, an all-volunteer, free pop-up clinic.