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In 1973, the late Bill Graham asked the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic to staff a "medical emergency care tent" at Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin outdoor concerts. Many of the clinicians who participated had previously provided their medical expertise at rock concerts, but the level of planning for these events was unprecedented.

Since then, Rock Medicine has evolved into a full program of the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, and has provided service at an increasing number of concerts, community marches, celebrations and fairs, circuses, and assorted other events. In recent years, its 400+ active volunteers have provided care at over 500 events in a single year.

Rock Medicine is a mobile facility. Its work areas range from dusty fields with nylon parachutes slung overhead to three rooms with three sinks, a bathroom, and built in storage space. A comprehensive assortment of supplies, medications and equipment travels with Rock Medicine wherever it's sent in "road boxes" modeled on those the bands use to transport their equipment. Some liken Rock Medicine to an urgent care center, a front line station where patients come for minor illnesses, injury, referral and/or transport when necessary.


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2011 Orientation Schedule

See you at the show!

To Volunteer (minimum CPR certification requirement) call (415) 746-1971

Rock Medicine often provides care and medical support services for large music-related events for the following venues and organizations:

-Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View
-Oakland Coliseum Arena and Stadium
-Sacramento Valley Amphitheater
-Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center
-San Francisco Cow Palace
-ARCO Arena, Sacramento
-Bill Graham Civic Center SF
-San Jose Event Center
-Bill Graham Presents
-SFX & Clear Channel
-Golden Gate Park


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