Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS), Gualala, California

Redwood Coast Medical Services


If you have a medical emergency or life-threatening situation, always call 911.

After-hours calls to RCMS's Gualala Health Center are transferred to TeamHealth, a call-in medical advice service. When the RCMS Gualala Health Center is closed, you may call 707-884-4005 to be connected to this line.

Gualala Medical Center
46900 Ocean Drive
Gualala, CA 95445
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
excluding Holidays
For appointments call 707-884-4005

On Call Urgent Care Services
is available Saturdays,
Sundays and major Holidays
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Call 707-884-4005

Point Arena Medical Center
30 Mill Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, excluding Holidays
For appointments call 707-882-1704

Point Arena Dental Center
175 Main Street
Point Arena, CA 95468
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday,
excluding Holidays
For appointments call 707-882-2189

RCMS Meeting Room
Suite E
The Elaine Jacob Center
38550 South Highway One
Gualala, CA 95445

Heal Local - Mendonoma Coast

Community Foundation of Mendocino County
Angel Fund

For the past five years, RCMS has been the recipient of a small Angel Fund block grant from the Community Foundation of Mendocino County.

Monies from the Angel Fund grant are designed to be used to give community residents - most frequently seniors and the disabled - a helping hand-up in the area of healthcare.

An RCMS RN/Case Manager and a member of the RCMS management team review all requests for assistance. Typically grants from The Angel Fund block grant are used to help provide long-distance transportation for out of town medical appointments, purchase of medical support equipment, uncovered prescriptions, etc.

For more information about the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, go to

Requests for assistance through the RCMS Angel Fund grant should be directed to Richard Henrikson, RCMS, RN/Case Manager at 707-884-9069.

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) providing quality healthcare to the coastal communities of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties since 1977.

Be Our Guest
Saturday, March 7, 2015

RCMS' annual fundraising event, Be Our Guest, is more than just an evening of great food, wine, music and auctions. It has become a local tradition, and this year's event is set for Saturday, March 7, at the Gualala Arts Center, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Be Our Guest tickets - wineglasses etched with the Be Our Guest logo - are now on sale at Four-Eyed Frog Books in Gualala for $50 each. A limited number of tables for four are also available at $350 each and can be reserved by calling Pat Owings at RCMS, 884-4853. Read more →

Have you made a New Year's resolution?

Research shows that making a resolution can have a positive impact on changing behavior. But it is important to be realistic when you set goals, and sharing those goals with friends and family can help. If your New Year's resolution is health-related, the staff at RCMS can also provide support. Trish Miller, RN and Jacquie Lappé, RN, are experts on nutrition; Denny Gold, can assist with setting and sticking to exercise goals; and RCMS Psychologist, Jeff Nerney, Psy.D. is also available to provide behavioral health support. Call RCMS at 884-4005 to talk to any of these experts. Good luck.

Healthy Habits

RCMS' popular program, Healthy Habits, is taking a short winter break. The free monthly meetings that focus on ways to lead a healthier lifestyle will resume at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, with a new series of program topics.

Time for a Check-up?

If it has been a while since you had a medical or dental check-up, now, at the start of a new year, is the perfect time to get one. Regular check-ups give your primary healthcare provider the opportunity to review your overall health and well-being, reconcile your current medications, and arrange health screenings and follow-up as needed. Keeping your health record up-to-date is important, especially in an emergency.

Grief Support Group

This time of year can be very difficult for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. Talking with others can sometimes help, and a Grief Support Group meets weekly in Gualala for that purpose. For more information about the group, call Ralph Navarro at 884-9202. Participation is free and provided as a service of RCMS.

Remembering Elaine Jacob

When Elaine Jacob died last month this community lost a great friend. During the years she lived at The Sea Ranch, Elaine was involved with many community groups providing support and inspiration to all. She served on the RCMS Board for several years, and was a long-time member of its Fundraising Committee. Today, RCMS is the proud owner of the Elaine Jacob Building which was donated by Elaine in 2001. All of us at RCMS will miss Elaine, but her generous spirit will live on in the many projects and programs that she supported so strongly throughout her long life.

Go Local . . . Heal Local

Remember to GO LOCAL... Keeping our dollars within the community whenever possible is having a positive impact on this area's businesses and our economy. So please Go Local, Shop Local, Stay Local, Build Local, Eat Local, Drink Local, Power Local, Play Local and, of course, Heal Local whenever you can.

Do you need health insurance?

visit Covered California Do you need health insurance? Come talk to RCMS Certified Enrollment Counselor Claire Freson about your options.

Claire can help you apply for Medi-Cal or for private insurance through Covered California, and will determine if you are eligible for financial assistance. She can also answer your questions about penalties for not having insurance (or how you may qualify for an exemption), what options for coverage are available, or just help you better understand your new coverage.

The open enrollment period to apply continues through February 15th, 2015.

Call Claire at 882-2189 ext. 103 with any questions or to set up an appointment.

The mission of Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS) is to provide high quality, family-oriented, community based primary medical and dental care, including a broad range of preventive health services to residents and visitors within the coastal areas of Southern Mendocino and Northern Sonoma Counties.

Sonoma-Mendocino coast RCMS is a not-for-profit health center providing a full range of healthcare services at its three clinics located in Gualala and Point Arena. Services are designed to meet identified needs of the community services, are integrated with other existing healthcare services and systems, and are evaluated on a regular basis to assure that community health needs are being met.


Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS)

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