In 1972, Bill Graham asked the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics to staff a medical care tent at his Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin outdoor concerts. That was the start of a vision that was formalized in 1973 by Dr. George "Skip" Gay. More than 40 years later, Rock Med is still providing free, non-judgemental care and setting the standard in event medicine.
Today, Rock Medicine provides all medical coverage at many classic Bay Area venues such as Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, Shoreline Amphitheater, Toyota Amphitheatre, and many smaller venues.
Rock Med is the official medical provider of Levi’s Stadium, including all 49ers home games and concerts. You can find us on-site at California's best music festivals including Outside Lands, Bottlerock, Aftershock, Snowglobe, and FYF as well as at major events such as the SF Pride Parade and Bay to Breakers.
No matter the event, the doctors, nurses, EMT's, and students who make up Rock Medicine provide the same high standard of care and follow our founder's philosophy in everything we do. Over the last four decades Rock Medicine's technology, uniforms, people, and equipment have grown and changed substantially. What has never changed is our focus - to provide top-notch, free medical care without judgement to those who need it - when they need it, where they need it.
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Whether you're a doctor, nurse, EMT, or just have a CPR card and want to start helping out and learning from the best, joining Rock Medicine as a volunteer takes just four easy steps:
AHA, Red Cross, or ASHI Healthcare cards accepted.
Complete a basic application with experience and references.
Upload copies of your current certifications for verification.
Attend in-person orientation to learn how to start volunteering!
For any other questions, to get more details about joining us, or to inquire about bringing Rock Medicine to your next event, contact us below!