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Sierra Health Foundation dedicates $3 million to beef up region’s community clinics
Sacramento Bee

On any given day, nearly half the people in Sacramento’s emergency rooms have no urgent care needs and should be seeing a regular doctor instead.

But a constellation of factors – a shortage of primary care doctors, physicians shunning Medi-Cal reimbursement, a lack of access to clinics, a lack of health insurance – has pushed more and more people into hospital emergency departments.