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San Benito County Health Care

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital

The death of a Hollister child in 1902 caused repercussions that are still being felt here a century later. Nine year old Hazel Hawkins died from appendicitis. The tragic death of Mr. T. S. Hawkins’ grand-daughter — his “Little Sunshine” — led him to make a public commitment that no other member of this community would have to die for lack of adequate health facilities. And so Mr. T. S. Hawkins, from his love, and as a grief-stricken grandfather, founded Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to serve the community of Hollister and all residents of San Benito County, and created an enduring tribute to the memory of his “Little Sunshine.” His dream has become a successful reality; the legacy of his cherished granddaughter, Hazel, lives on. The words of Mr. T. S. Hawkins when he presented the Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital to the people November 1907: “I do not even claim the conception of this work. It is said in Holy Writ: ‘And a little child Hazel Hawkins lead them.’ So from the beautiful and unselfish life of the little girl whose name adorns these portals, came the inspiration for all that has been done.” Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital, originally located on Monterey and Hawkins Street in Hollister, was presented to the public November 13, 1907, and served as the community’s principal hospital until the new district hospital was completed. The issue of “Hospital District” formation was submitted to voters — and passed by a margin of two to one — on December 10, 1957. The dedication of the new “District” hospital on Sunset Drive was June 13, 1962; the first patients were admitted on June 19, 1962.


Pinnacle Health Care

Pinnacle HealthCare is an owner operated network of multi-specialty Urgent Care Centers with locations in California and Arizona and is comprised of highly skilled physicians and medical practitioners trained in America’s finest institutions. Walk-In Urgent Care is available to families for treatment of coughs/colds, minor illnesses and injuries, insect bites, poison oak along with laboratory services, x-rays, school/sports and DMV physicals. Pinnacle HealthCare further services our communities with Physical Therapy and Ergonomics, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Preventive and Functional Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Management, Chiropractic. Most health insurances are accepted. A leader in Occupational Medicine in Merced, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties, Pinnacle HealthCare partners with local businesses to promote a safe and healthy workplace by offering a multitude of screening and medical surveillance services along with effective, comprehensive treatment for work related injuries. We’re here when you need us, 7 days a week!

Pinnacle HealthCare
591 McCray Street, Suite 101
Hollister, CA 59023
(831) 634-4444
Hours: M-F: 8am-7pm, Sat: 9am-3pm, Sun: 9am-1pm (Near Premiere Cinemas)


San Benito Health Foundation

San Benito Health Foundation is a place where you will receive all of your primary medical care, dental and wellness needs. They are an integrated health home who coordinates comprehensive care for all of their patients regardless of ability to pay. San Benito Health Foundation has served San Benito and the surrounding counties since 1975 and were designated as a Federally Funded Community Health Center in July 2007. The Foundation offers Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health, Comprehensive Perinatal Service Program (CPSP) and the supplemental nutrition program Woman, Infants and Children (WIC). San Benito Health Foundation offers preventative services meant to keep you and your whole family healthy. They have a fully integrated Electronic Health Records system, which helps them to be an integrated community health home within the organization and with outside specialty referral providers.