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San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

San Francisco, CA | https://www.sfccc.org/
Joined in January 1998

About Us

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) develops innovative programs and advocates for policies to increase access to quality community-based primary health care. We work to ensure that people of all income levels have access to health care that is:




  • Comprehensive, coordinated, and efficient
  • Culturally and linguistically appropriate
  • Focused on patient needs


Providing primary care services to more than 10% of San Francisco’s population, we work with providers citywide to coordinate primary care with specialists, hospitals, and other services. We serve overlooked populations such as low-income, homeless, immigrant, racially/ethnically diverse, LGBTQ, HIV-positive, and senior San Franciscans. 




Street Outreach Services (SOS)


Who we are: Street Outreach Services (SOS) is the mobile outreach component of SFCCC’s Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program*. Since 1988, SOS has provided high-quality, nonjudgmental health services directly to homeless people in places where they live and congregate. Through its Vet SOS project, SOS offers free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans as a creative way of linking their human guardians with health care services.


What we do: Traveling in a medical van to sites throughout San Francisco, the dedicated SOS team of doctors, nurses, outreach workers, and volunteers creates “clinics without walls” at soup kitchens, on city streets, under freeway overpasses, and in parks.


How we do it: By going directly to homeless people - meeting them on their own turf - the SOS team builds relationships of trust, and breaks down the barriers that keep homeless people from the care they need and deserve.


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Our goals:



  • Connect homeless San Franciscans to health services by breaking down the barriers that keep them from care
  • Train future health providers in the successful care of homeless people and other vulnerable populations


Our services:



  • On-site preventive and urgent health care
  • Connection to a medical home (a doctor or nurse practitioner and clinic) for long-term primary care
  • Linkage to other needed resources, e.g., mental health, substance recovery, dental services, legal support
  • Assistance with housing and benefits applications
  • Distribution of health and hygiene supplies
  • Transportation assistance


Our successes:



  • Each year over 1,000 homeless San Franciscans receive care from us, improving their lives and the health delivery system.
  • Each year over 50 medical residents, medical students, and nursing students receive hands-on training from our skilled multidisciplinary team.


*SFCCC's HCH Program is funded with $7 Million in federal funds (27%) , $5.5 Million in Program Income (21%) and $13.6 Million in non-federal income (52%), totaling $26 Million Dollars.




Veterinary Street Outreach Services (Vet SOS)


Who we are: Vet SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. Operating since 2001, Vet SOS is a project of SFCCC's Street Outreach Services (SOS) program.


What we do: Vet SOS provides monthly pop-up veterinary clinics throughout San Francisco with the help of our veterinary volunteers.


How we do it: The Vet SOS team builds relationships of trust and breaks down the barriers that keep homeless people and their companion animals from the care they need and deserve.


Our goals:



  • Improve the health of companion animals of homeless San Franciscans
  • Decrease the spread of infectious disease
  • Reduce pet overpopulation
  • Foster the human-animal bond
  • Provide health information and referrals to homeless San Franciscans
  • Champion the welfare of homeless pet guardians and their companion animals


Our services:



  • On-site veterinary wellness exams including vaccinations, routine procedures, and laboratory testing
  • Rabies certificates
  • Microchip implantation and registration
  • Distribution of animal food, leashes, collars, and other pet supplies
  • Referral and transportation to free spay/neuter surgery and other veterinary care
  • Linkage to human health services


Our successes: Each year over 500 companion animals of homeless San Franciscans receive free veterinary care from us. 

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium (SFCCC) develops innovative programs and advocates for policies to increase access to quality community-based primary health care. We work to ensure that people of all income levels have access…

Issue Areas Include

  • Community Development
  • Health & Medicine
  • Housing & Homelessness

Location

  • 2720 Taylor Street
    Suite 430
    San Francisco, CA 94133

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