DR. JASMEET BAINS FOR ASSEMBLY
Dr. Jasmeet Bains is a family doctor providing primary healthcare to families throughout our Valley and a champion for children, fighting to improve health outcomes for vulnerable communities while increasing opportunities for all who call our Valley home. Now Dr. Bains is running for State Assembly to make an even bigger difference and address the challenges facing Valley families, from improving access to healthcare to building strong communities, expanding quality education and more.
ON THE FRONTLINES
When the pandemic hit, Dr. Bains was on the frontlines, establishing field hospital sites to treat COVID patients. There she was shocked to see the U.S. healthcare system fail to provide basic medical necessities, spurring her mission to improve access to quality healthcare. She also has been a leader in researching and treating Valley Fever and serves as Board President of Kern Regional Center, which provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Bains has spearheaded landmark mental health and addiction treatment programs so that everyone gets the care they deserve.
CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN
Dr. Bains serves as a volunteer with Global Family, an organization dedicated to combating human trafficking and child abuse, on the San Joaquin Valley Air District’s Environmental Justice Advisory group, working to improve our Valley’s air and water quality and on the Taft College Foundation, fighting to expand access to higher education. Dr. Bains also mentors Valley youth through a pipeline program she helped develop to support those interested in a healthcare career. She wants to ensure we build a post-pandemic world where our children are safe, healthy and have opportunities to succeed.
The daughter of immigrant parents from India, Dr. Bains grew up in in the Valley. She watched her father build a business, starting as an auto mechanic and ultimately owning successful car dealerships. After college, Jasmeet worked with her father before pursuing her career in medicine. Dr. Bains is deeply committed to supporting our local Valley businesses so they can thrive while creating good paying jobs that provide a living wage, retirement security and healthcare coverage, which Jasmeet believes is key to enhancing public health in the Valley.
DEEP VALLEY ROOTS
After graduating from medical school, Jasmeet returned home and completed her residency at Clinica Sierra Vista in Kern County, choosing to work in underserved healthcare settings to increase access to healthcare. Today, she serves as Medical Director at Bakersfield Recovery Services overseeing substance abuse, addiction, and mental health rehabilitation. She was appointed by then Governor Brown to the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission and was awarded the 2019 Hero of Family Medicine by the California Academy of Family Physicians, and the 2021 Beautiful Bakersfield Award from the Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce.