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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 http://208.121.200.87/primary-care-3/ 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 [...]

Health Department Announces Patient Care Incidents at Laguna Honda Hospital

Evidence disclosed of patient mistreatment by staff over a several-year period Immediate changes in place SAN FRANCISCO— June 28, 2019 The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) announced today that it has uncovered evidence of patient mistreatment by staff of Laguna Honda Hospital (LHH), and has taken immediate steps to assure patient safety, hold [...]

Potrero Hill Health Center featured in Potrero View

Published on June, 2019  in Features  by Jessica Zimmer From its perch at 1050 Wisconsin Street the Caleb G. Clark Potrero Hill Health Center (PHHC) serves a wide range of City residents, including long-standing Hill patients, municipal employees, and new clients from the Excelsior and Tenderloin. “This health care center stands out because patients feel like they’re coming home. [...]

*** 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 [...]

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan give $75 million to support San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (the Foundation) will receive an historic grant of $75 million from Facebook founder and CEO Mr. Mark Zuckerberg and Dr. Priscilla Chan’s donor advised fund at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (The General), the City’s largest safety net provider and only trauma [...]

Preventing and Managing Chronic Diseases – Dr. Hilary Seligman UCSF/SFGH

Dr. Seligman of the UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations at SFGH gave a fantastic presentation on food insecurity and preventing and managing chronic diseases at the 2015 Food Safety, Security and Sustainability Symposium in Sacramento, CA. In it she outlined the reasons that food insecure individuals are at higher risk for obesity, diabetes and other [...]

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Press Release - SAN FRANCISCO SUCCESSFULLY REDUCING OVERDOSE DEATHS - Click here to view document. (San Francisco) --- In recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, San Francisco’s Health Department reports that heroin overdose fatalities in the city have declined substantially. This progress is associated with the wide distribution of naloxone, which helps to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses [...]

Southeast Health Fair

On October 3, 2015 The SFGH Community Wellness Program participated along with community partners in a very successful Family Health Fair in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhoods. The event promoted nutrition, fitness, treatment, mental health and prevention of chronic health conditions for families. This year’s fair featured senior and kids’ zones, health screenings, cooking demonstrations, [...]