Fast Facts

Fast Facts about California’s Public Health Care Systems

  • California’s 21 public health care systems include county-owned and operated facilities and University of California medical centers
  • Serve more than 2.85 million patients annually
  • Provide 40% of all hospital care to the state’s uninsured
  • Provide 10 million outpatient visits each year
  • Serve as the primary care provider for over ½ million of the state’s newly eligible Medicaid enrollees
  • Operate more than half of California’s top-level trauma and burn centers
  • Operate more than 100 outpatient primary and specialty clinics
  • Train 57% of all new doctors in the state
  • Are located in 15 counties where more than 80% of the state’s population lives