Tioga & Glacier Point Roads Closed for the Winter
The Tioga Road (Highway 120 through the park) and Glacier Point Road are closed due to snow; they usually reopen late May or June. You can check on current road conditions by calling 209/372-0200 (press 1 then 1). More »
Yosemite National Park Asks for New Contract Proposals for Operation of an Urgent Care Medical Clinic
Yosemite National Park announces that the Prospectus for new proposals for the operation of an urgent care medical clinic located in Yosemite Valley, is now available. The existing fifteen year contract, currently held by Tenet Healthcare and managed by Doctors Medical Center of Modesto, will expire on December 31, 2010.
“Doctors Medical Center has been an excellent provider of medical service to Yosemite National Park, and has contributed in a very significant way to the health and well-being of Yosemite visitors and employees for well over a decade,” said Marty Neilson, Chief of Business and Revenue Management for Yosemite National Park. “The existing contract will expire at the end of the year, and we look forward to receiving offers from medical providers who are interested in serving the continuing need for medical service in the park.”
A site visit to the urgent care medical clinic, and related employee housing, for all interested offerors, is scheduled for June 9, 2010 at 10 a.m. Questions concerning the Prospectus should be directed to Darby Watson, Project Manager, National Park Service Division of Commercial Services, Pacific West Region, at 510-817-1365, or by e-mail. Questions pertaining to the site visit on June 9th may be directed to Kim Tucker, Concessions Specialist, National Park Service, Yosemite National Park, at 209-379-2698, or via e-mail.
Did You Know?
The indigenous people of Yosemite Valley have used fire as a tool for thousands of years. Fire was used to encourage the growth of plants used for basket making and to promote the growth of the black oak--a sun loving species--and a staple food source for American Indians from this region.