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San Francisco Health Network Announces New Partnership with North East Medical Services

2017-11-16T12:16:43+00:00 December 30th, 2014|

San Francisco’s Medi-Cal beneficiaries have a new option for health care services. The San Francisco Health Network today announced a partnership with North East Medical Services (NEMS) that will allow patients to receive primary care at NEMS clinics and specialty and hospital care at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. “We are delighted to [...]

Update – clinic adoption of CareLinkSF (eCW)

2016-10-04T14:52:20+00:00 December 18th, 2014|

Primary Care Clinics using CareLinkSF (eClinicalWorks): Castro Mission HC Chinatown HC Curry Senior Center Maxine Hall HC 6M Children’s Health Center (pediatric primary care, urgent care, and all pediatric specialties) 1M General Internal Medicine Ocean Park HC Potrero Hill HC Silver Avenue HC Southeast HC SFGH clinics using CareLinkSF (eClinicalWorks): 1M Medical Subspecialties: Chest, Cardiology, [...]

Enterovirus (EV-D68) Fact Sheet

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 October 9th, 2014|

1) What is happening now? Enterovirus D-68 has been confirmed in three San Francisco residents as of October 8, 2014. All the affected individuals are children under the age of 18. Two of them were admitted to hospitals for respiratory illness in mid-September and discharged in good condition. The third was hospitalized with limb paralysis [...]

Ebola Fact Sheet

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 October 3rd, 2014|

Key facts There is no Ebola in San Francisco. An Ebola case was diagnosed in Texas in a traveler from Liberia. Public health authorities in Texas and from the CDC are following up all contacts to that case to make sure that there is no further spread of Ebola. It is possible that a small [...]

Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Fact Sheet

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 September 15th, 2014|

What is PrEP? Pre‐exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. There is currently only one approved medication for PrEP in the United States (brand name Truvada) which contains two [...]

San Francisco Warm Line Provides Free On-Demand Mental Health Support

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 August 28th, 2014|

Mental Health Triage Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415 Warm Line chat online: mentalhealthsf.org Suicide Prevention Hotline: 415 781-0500 Mental Health Access Helpline: 415 255-3737 SAN FRANCISCO (August 28, 2014) -- San Francisco has taken a major step toward filling a gap in the mental health system that is expected to help thousands of people before they reach [...]

Remembering the Asiana Airlines Accident

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 July 30th, 2014|

One year after the Asiana Airlines accident at San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center hosted a panel discussion on Monday, June 30, 2014 to reflect on the medical response that day and in the days that followed. The discussion highlighted how with the new hospital - opening December 2015 - [...]

Laura’s Law Offers Option to Family Members

2017-11-16T12:16:44+00:00 July 8th, 2014|

Statement by Barbara A. Garcia, Director of Health-Click here to view document. SAN FRANCISCO (July 8, 2014) -- With today’s progress toward passage of Laura’s Law, or Assisted Outpatient Treatment, San Francisco is closer to providing another intervention for family members who are concerned for the welfare of their loved ones who struggle with severe [...]