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Maxine Hall Health Center Capital Improvement Project

Maxine Hall Health Center Capital Improvement Project 2018-11-05T17:02:49+00:00

Design rendering of Maxine Hall Health Center capital improvements

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

The Community Survey will help the San Francisco Department of Public Health prepare for a capital improvement project at Maxine Hall Health Center. Your input is greatly appreciated.

Next Maxine Hall Health Center Community Meeting: 

6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister St. Please join us for the 2nd community meeting to discuss the latest plans for the project.

Maxine Hall Health Center is a primary care clinic at 1301 Pierce St. in the Western Addition that serves about 3,600 patients annually. The clinic has served the community for 50 years, providing family health care services like:

  • Regular check-ups
  • Prenatal care
  • Women’s health services
  • Short-term counseling
  • Access to resources for food/shelter/clothing/transportation
  • Nutrition education

More than 60 percent of patients reside in the clinic’s zip code, or adjoining neighborhoods. Almost half have been a patient at Maxine Hall Health Center for more than 6 years.

Capital Improvement Project Overview

Maxine Hall Health Center will soon undergo a $20 million capital improvement project and temporary relocation. In an 80 percent vote, San Francisco residents approved the improvements as part of the 2016 Public Health & Safety Bond. The clinic upgrades include:

  • Seismically safer building in case of an earthquake
  • Expand the clinic by moving to the 2nd floor to meet current patient needs
  • Add an elevator to the 2nd floor
  • Update existing ADA ramp
  • Add curb ramps for patients with disabilities
  • Upgrade fire life and safety systems
  • Provide excellent patient care through integrated primary care models

View more details on the project bid from the San Francisco Department of Public Works.

Patient Benefits

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

Project Timeline

  • Bidding of the project started in October 2018
  • Temporary trailer setup planned for winter-spring 2019
  • Construction expected in spring 2019 (estimated to take 16-24 months)
  • Project complete and clinic returns to permanent location spring-summer 2020

All dates are subject to change.

Temporary Relocation Plan

During the project, the clinic will temporarily relocate because of construction, in order to continue to provide patient care with no interruptions. Disturbances, such as noise, vibrations, space constraints, during construction will interfere with patient care and could result in disturbances for patients.

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is currently considering sites for the temporary relocation, which is estimated to be for 16-24 months. SFDPH is collaborating with City Supervisor Vallie Brown, other city agencies and the community to relocate the clinic close to the current site to minimize disruptions to patient care. This page will be updated with new information about the project as it becomes available.

Westside Community Services also shares the clinic building. This is an independent community-based program that partners with the SFDPH. Westside will not be relocating for the project; it will continue to serve its patients at the current location and in a manufactured trailer in front of the building.

Sites under consideration for the temporary relocation:

Golden Gate and Steiner Mini Park is not being considered for the temporary relocation as of 11/2/2018. Read a statement from San Francisco City Supervisor Vallie Brown stating that the Golden Gate and Steiner Mini Park will not be used for the relocation.

Relocate to manufactured trailers at current site

Castro-Mission Health Center

Filmore Heritage Center

Raymond Kimbell Playground

Northern Station SFPD Police Parking Lot

Westbay Community Center

Western Addition Library parking lot

Have a question, comment or idea about this project?

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

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