As part of our series Struggling For Care, we invited listeners to call in with their experiences trying to find doctors in the San Joaquin Valley. Some audio clips below are directly taken (with permission) from voicemails left on our tip line, others from more in-depth conversations. All highlight the frustration, helplessness and occasionally high stakes of a region with too few medical providers. This map was produced as a project for the USC Center for Health Journalism’s California Fellowship.
Click the arrows on the map to hear how your neighbors have experienced the Valley’s doctor shortage. Click here for full screen.
Note: These are the direct testimonials of listeners and, as such, they have not been rigorously fact checked.