Rochester, like every other city, has a number of hospitals for recovery from your accident-prone, hard-luck, and generally tragic days.

These hospitals are in turn served by a number of ambulance companies.

As of 2008, all of Rochester's birthing centers are in hospitals.

For those occasions where a hospital would just be overkill, there are the urgent care clinics providing for non-life-threatening treatment:

Historical footnote: Rochester's health care system was cited as a national model by Bill Clintion in his 1992 campaign: see [WWW]1993 GAO Report and [WWW]NY Times article of August 25, 1992.

In New York State, all hospitals are run as Nonprofit Organizations and therefore benefit from community donations and volunteer work.