Posted by John Elman on May 22, 2019
President of Friends of Malibu Urgent Care Helene Eisenberg (L) accepts gift of print of Malibu Pier and Surfrider's Beach painted by Julie Van Zandt May and donation from Malibu Rotary Club Pr‚Äčesident-Elect Carlye Rudkin (R).
 
Eisenberg spoke at the Malibu Rotary Club meeting May 22 and told how the Malibu Urgent Care Center was able to reopen Monday, November 12 after the Woolsery Fire and remain open  daily.  During the evacuation period when there were no other emergency medical facilities open in Malibu.   They treated each of the 100 patients who walked in the door, regardless of their insurance or their ability to pay, and half did not pay.  
 
Friends of Malibu Urgent Care is a tax exempt, nonprofit organization that was formed in 2001 by local residents who strongly believe in the necessity of raising funds to prevent Malibu Urgent Care Center from closing.
 
Friends of Malibu Urgent Care have just completed renovating the more than sixty-year-old building, with boad members raising more than 50% of the million dollars needed. 
 
The Malibu Urgent Care Center (MUCC) is the only local medical facility that offers walk-in service, is staffed by trained emergency room doctors and is open every day from 9 AM to 7 PM, 365 days per year.  It is an ongoing financial challenge to keep center open.