Seton promotes its services to the uninsured

Press release

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Sat, March 28, 2009


This is National Uninsured Week. I received this release from Seton. Normally, we don’t feature such self-congratulation, but this is a good week to remember our uninsured neighbors and the important medical services provided by Seton Coastside.

In San Mateo County alone, 67,000 adults do not have any type of health insurance.  This is a particular problem among low-income, Hispanic and Coastside residents.  In San Mateo County, nearly 50,000 adults claim they were unable to purchase needed medication in the past year because of cost, and 180,000 adults in San Mateo County do not have dental insurance.  

What is Seton Medical Center/Seton Coastside doing to help year-round?

  • Seton Medical Center is the largest provider of Medi-Cal inpatient care for the poor in San Mateo County;
  • The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton New Life Center provides comprehensive peri-natal care to low-income women; 
  • RotaCare Clinics at Seton Medical Center and in Half Moon Bay provide free urgent medical care for the uninsured; 
  • Seton Medical Center and Seton Coastside support outreach programs that address health disparities and provide information on access to healthcare, prevention, intervention and other resources  

Seton Coastside in Moss Beach provides a 116-bed Skilled Nursing Facility, a five-bed Acute Unit, the only Emergency Department on the coastside for 90 miles and three outpatient clinics: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies; a Clinical Laboratory, and a Radiology Department. Seton also provides many health programs and services aimed at creating a healthier community, such as the nationally recognized Wound Care Center, the Northern California Diabetes Institute and the RotaCare Clinics, which provide urgent care to those without health insurance.