Access to needed  specialty care physician services is an essential component of basic health care. Unfortunately, access to specialty care is limited for the uninsured and Medi-Cal patients served by our member health centers due to the restricted number of specialists who will see our patients in their practices. In order to improve access to specialty care, Redwood Community Health Coalition is collaborating with the Sonoma County Medical Association and Partnership HealthPlan to improve the specialty referral process, expand the available modalities of specialty care consultation (i.e., telemedicine,  e-consult, etc.), decrease patient no-show rates and improve communication and coordination between primary care providers and specialists.