how to get involved
Why Get Involved?
The work of San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and our member health clinics would not be possible without the help of our fellow community members. There are several ways you can contribute to our mission of developing programs and advocating for policies that increase access to community-based primary care for all San Franciscans, targeting the uninsured and underserved.
Why Support SFCCC?
Because SFCCC works to ensure the availability of primary health care for family, friends and community members who are uninsured or medically underserved. SFCCC furthers its mission through expanded access to care; health policy; strategic partnerships; workforce development; maximizing health information technology; and quality improvement.
Expanded Access to Care
Tragically, the average lifespan of a homeless person living on the streets is only 41 years.
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium has served as San Francisco’s federal Health Care for the Homeless grantee since the program’s inception in 1988. In collaboration with SFCCC member clinics and the local Health Department, more than 19,000 homeless individuals are served annually. SFCCC also operates Street Outreach Services (SOS), a mobile medical program for homeless San Franciscans. SOS provides urgent medical care and health education, distributes health and hygiene supplies, and links homeless individuals and families to a regular source of primary care, housing and other needed services. It has been shown that these efforts result in improved health status and reduced mortality.