Video: Emergency Care Options Dwindle in the East Bay

By Bo Kovitz and Hao Guo

The California Report, KQED News

In a cramped office in San Pablo, a group of health care providers work as fast as they can to treat a growing line of people seeking treatment. Already, at the break of dawn on this April morning, the line is spilling down the hall and out the front door.

Since LifeLong Medical Care opened in April 2015, the staff has grown used to long lines. The facility opened the same week that neighboring Doctors Medical Center (DMC), one of West Contra Costa County’s most relied-upon hospitals, closed its doors after years of financial strife.

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