San Francisco Clinics

A number of San Francisco clinics provide low-cost STD testing and birth control services. One of the clinics, the San Francisco STD Clinic, operates out of a former firehouse on 7th Street. It accepts patients in many languages and charges only a nominal US$25 fee for testing. Unlike many other clinics, it does not turn away patients for lack of funds or invoice patients later. It also offers free counseling about STDs and condoms and lubricants to clients. It serves more than 100 patients daily, including residents of San Francisco and residents of other cities as well. Another San Francisco clinic will close in July: the New Generation Health Clinic. The clinic serves low-income youths in the Mission District and Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoods. It has been serving youths and adults in these communities for two decades. As part of a nonprofit group, the clinic focuses on low reimbursement rates. California Pacific Medical Center is another nonprofit clinic. It is part of the Sutter Health integrated system of care and is one of the largest not-for-profit medical centers in California. The clinic has four campuses throughout the city, and its services include inpatient and outpatient services. It also provides organ transplant programs and innovative orthopedic treatments. In addition to its main clinics, the Community Health Network operates 32 specialty clinics and affiliated sites. The group also has facilities at Laguna Honda Hospital, the San Francisco General Hospital, and the Youth Guidance Center. Its ADA Transition Plan is focused on physical accessibility at primary clinic sites. Affiliated clinics also provide programmatic access.