Flu season has arrived – Not too late for a flu shot!

SAN FRANCISCO (January 16, 2015) – Bay Area Health Officers are seeing increased flu activity and encourage all residents to get flu shots and to wash their hands. Though the flu season has been relatively mild in the Bay Area so far this year, that could change. Flu is widespread in 46 states throughout the [...]

Free Flu Shot

Get your flu shot! It's good for your health and for your family's health. Your SFHN primary care clinic has flu shots. Call your primary care clinic or visit to schedule your flu shot. Why should I get a flu shot? Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes [...]

*** PRESS RELEASE *** City and County of San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28

San Francisco, CA – The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting elevated temperatures for San Francisco from Tuesday September 26 through Thursday September 28. Temperatures may reach the low to mid 90s during this time period. Hot temperatures over the course of several days will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible especially [...]

Non-CHN Providers whose referrals we accept

Because of a contractual agreement with the San Francisco Health Plan, there are four physicians who do not have access to the LCR/eReferral, but rely on the specialty services at SFGH.  These four providers are: Doan Khong Thahn Tran Tuoung Dihn Do Tin Huu Nguyen These providers will either fax their referrals or in some [...]

CareLinkSF (eClinicalWorks) Launch Dates for SFGH Clinics

We're delighted to announce that SFGH's Gastroenterology and Hepatology Clinics (3D) launched CareLinkSF, the new ambulatory electronic health record, on 11/26/12.  3D joins the Children's Health Center (6M) as our first SFGH campus clinics on the system, along with 4 COPC clinics (Ocean Park, Chinatown, Castro Mission, and Maxine Hall).  Over the past 18 months, [...]

Important information to avoid medication error

With the launch of CareLinkSF (eClinicalWorks) in more clinics, the LCR medication lists are no longer accurate. Therefore, effective immediately, all inpatient, emergency, urgent care, and outpatient providers should use the Enterprise Medication List to obtain accurate medication lists and to perform medication reconciliation. Because the Enterprise Medication List aggregates information from different electronic medical [...]

Restriction on ordering folate tests

Memo here: Folate Restriction February 2013 Effective February 25, 2013, the Clinical Laboratory will restrict ordering of folate tests to the Clinical Hematology Service (Drs. Brad Lewis and Niharika Dixit). Requests for serum or red cell (RBC) folate will automatically be canceled with notation in the patient's electronic medical record, unless the test is ordered [...]

Nurse-Midwives at SFGH present their video about CenteringPregnancy

This 10 minute video focuses on the CenteringPregnancy program offered by the Nurse-Midwives of San Francisco General Hospital. Centering Pregnancy is a prenatal care model offered by the by the SFGH division of Ob/Gyn. The program is based on the philosophy of the parent organization - "that the health and well being of women, children [...]

New H&P Process For All SFGH Elective Surgeries Implemented

Questions about the below process? Please contact Marika Russell, Medical Director for Surgical Specialties, As many of you know, we have been working on streamlining the surgical H&P process.  By combining documentation from Anesthesia and the surgical service, we are able to eliminate the H&P form and still meet regulatory requirements. Effective immediately, the Surgical H&P [...]