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Maxine Hall Health Center Remodel and Temporary Move

Maxine Hall Health Center Remodel and Temporary Move 2020-01-02T12:45:55-07:00
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Design rendering of Maxine Hall Health Center remodel.

As of November 2019, Maxine Hall Health Center temporarily moved to 1181 Golden Gate Ave.

Maxine Hall Health Center is a primary care clinic at 1301 Pierce St. in the Western Addition. The clinic serves about 3,600 patients annually and has existed in the community for more than 50 years providing: regular check-ups, prenatal care, women’s health services, behavioral health services, short-term counseling; access to resources for food, shelter, clothing, transportation; nutrition education, and other services.

About the remodel

In November 2019, Maxine Hall Health Center began a building remodel project and temporary move. The remodel, which will total $13.6 million, is mostly funded through the 2016 Public Health and Safety Bond. In an 79% vote, San Franciscans approved $20 million in improvements for three neighborhood clinics in the San Francisco Health Network, including Maxine Hall. The Mayor’s Office on Disability also contributed $1.2 million to the Maxine Hall remodel to add an elevator and other accessibility improvements for patients with disabilities.

Map to temporary clinic for Maxine Hall Health Center at 1181 Golden Gate Ave.

Directions to Maxine Hall Health Center temporary clinic, 1181 Golden Gate Ave.

Design rendering of new exam room

Designs of new exam room

The remodel updates at Maxine Hall include:

  • Seismic retrofit to improve safety in case of an earthquake
  • Clinic expansion to the 2nd floor to meet current patient needs
  • Addition of an elevator to the 2nd floor
  • Updated ADA ramp
  • Addition of curb ramps for patients with disabilities
  • Upgraded fire life and safety systems

Patient benefits

  • 7 additional patient rooms (6 consult rooms, 1 exam room)
  • New group therapy / consultation room
  • Larger exam rooms for patients with families
  • Updated facilities for staff (lactation room, locker rooms)

Project timeline

  • Nov. 1 and 4, 2019: Clinic closed for temporary move
  • Nov. 5, 2019: Clinic temporarily moved to 1181 Golden Gate Ave. 
  • November 2019: Construction started for remodel
  • Early 2021: Construction complete; clinic returns to permanent location

All dates are subject to change.

Read a Hoodline article (Oct. 1, 2019) about the remodel.

Clinic temporary location

For construction, Maxine Hall moved to a temporary clinic at 1181 Golden Gate Ave. on the corner of Webster Street and Golden Gate Avenue, near the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center. City and County San Francisco Supervisor Vallie Brown made the announcement on Dec. 29, 2018.

Maxine Hall Health Center groundbreaking event on Oct 2, 2019

Maxine Hall Health Center groundbreaking on Oct. 2, 2019 with Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Vallie Brown, Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax, Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and other city leaders and community members. Maxine Hall’s daughter also participated in the event.

The temporary move will allow the clinic to continue to provide patient care with no interruptions and disturbances (such as noise, vibrations, space constraints) during construction. The clinic will be at the temporarily location until early 2021.

  • Maxine Hall patients can receive care at the temporary clinic.
  • The temporary clinic will provide the same health services.
  • The temporary clinic will have the same hours of operation.
  • Patients do not have to change insurance.
  • Patient medical records will be at the temporary clinic.
  • Doctors, nurses, and staff will be moving to the temporary clinic.
  • If patients have more questions, they can contact Maxine Hall Health Center at 628-217-5400.

This page will be updated with dates and new information about the project as they become available.

Westside Community Services

Westside Community Services will not temporarily move during construction. Westside shares the clinic building and partners with the San Francisco Department of Public Health to offer a methadone program and other substance abuse services. Westside will continue serving its patients in the building and in a temporary clinic in front of the building on Pierce Street. Methadone dosing and storage will continue in the clinic building during construction. Methadone will not be stored in the temporary clinic.

Please contact Westside if you have questions about its services at 415-431-9000.

A Special Thank You to Our Partners

We want your feedback! Please complete this Community Survey: bit.ly/MHHCsurvey

The Community Survey will help the Department of Public Health prepare for the renovation project at Maxine Hall Health Center. Your input is appreciated.

Have a question, comment or idea about this project?

Please contact our SFDPH Capital Project Team at sfdphconstruction@sfdph.org.

For health care and patients questions, contact Maxine Hall Health Center at 628-217-5400.

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