San Mateo County seeks $2M for clinics from the Sequoia Healthcare District

The head of the county’s public hospital is seeking a $2 million grant from the Sequoia Healthcare District to help operate its clinics.

The request isn’t unusual for Dr. Susan Ehrlich and the San Mateo Medical Center — the health care district has already contributed millions to the clinics for the care of the low-income and under or uninsured. On Wednesday, hospital CEO Ehrlich will ask for $2 million for fiscal year 2013-14. If granted, the funds will join a total of $15.5 million awarded over the past six years, including $4.3 million to specifically support the new South County Health Center which is expected to open later this year.

The Peninsula Health Care District also gave $4.6 million for fiscal years 2012-14 but not for the South County Health Center because it is not within its boundaries, said Health System spokeswoman Robyn Thaw.

The Sequoia Healthcare District meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the district conference room, 525 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City.


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