Marin County

Operation Access (OA) has served Marin County community clinic patients since 1998. Through our work with local physicians, hospitals and medical centers, hundreds of people in need receive vital surgical and specialty care free of charge every year.  Despite the Affordable Care Act, those who remain uninsured continue to depend on community programs when they are ill or injured. Our volunteers and supporters share our belief that the entire community is well served when those most vulnerable receive care.

OA accepts referrals from all primary care providers. We are a primary resource for:  
Coastal Health Alliance (Bolinas, Point Reyes, and Stinson Beach)
Marin City Health and Wellness Center
Marin Community Clinics (Larkspur, Novato, San Rafael)
RotaCare Free Clinic (San Rafael)
Partner Hospitals and Ambulatory Care Centers:
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael
Marin General Hospital
Novato Community Hospital
Endoscopy Center of Marin
Marin Ophthalmic Surgery Center
Marin Specialty Surgery Center
North Bay Regional Surgery Center
Laser Light Treatment Center

Tools for Partner clinics: 

For information on the scope of outpatient services provided through OA and guidelines, please view our Procedures List* and our Referral Guidelines Snapshot.

*Procedures List is not a comprehensive list of services provided

To refer a patient: please click here for a fax form and click here for an on-line form.

Representative Outpatient Services Provided: Breast, General, Plastic/Reconstructive and Vascular Surgery; Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Urology
 *Other outpatient services may be available.
2015 Scheduled Surgery Sessions: 
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael, October 24th, GI procedures - Make a Difference Day 2015

Staff Contact:
Christabel Breen - Program Manager, Marin
p: (415) 733-0079
f:  (415) 733-0019

Rachel Taube - Program Associate
p: (415) 733-0054
f:  (415) 733-0019


Marin Community Clinics'
Community Health Champion Award

We are proud to share that Marin Community Clinics honored us with a Community Health Champion award at their Summer Solstice Celebration in June.  Operation Access has partnered with Marin Community Clinics for many years in an effort to provide specialty care services for those in need in Marin County. Dr. Timothy Sowerby, a longtime volunteer, gave a inspiring speech about his commitment to the underserved through his work with Operation Access and Marin Community Clinics.
To read his speech click here.

2015 Honorees posing with Linda Tavaszi, MCC Executive Director. From left: Youth Honoree, Carolina Perez, Linda Tavaszi, Jason Beers accepting on behalf of Operation Access, Youth Honoree, Maria Benitez, and Marin Community Clinics' Volunteer Physical Therapist, Leslie Cunningham. Photo by Jocelyn Knight Photography.

Click here to watch a slideshow of the event photos!