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Maxine Hall Health Center Capital Improvement Project

Maxine Hall Health Center Capital Improvement Project 2018-10-15T16:50:44+00:00

Design rendering of Maxine Hall Health Center capital improvements

Community Meeting: 6 – 7:30 p.m., October 22, African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. 94102

Maxine Hall Health Center is a primary care clinic at 1301 Pierce St. in the Western Addition. 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

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

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 expected in October 2018
  • Construction expected in spring 2019 (estimated to take 16 months)
  • Project complete and clinic returns to permanent location summer 2020

All dates are subject to change.

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Temporary Relocation Plan

During the project, the clinic will temporarily relocate because of construction disturbances (noise, vibrations, space constraints) that will interfere with patient care and could result in disturbances for patients. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is considering temporarily relocating the clinic to Golden Gate and Steiner Mini Park, which is 4 blocks away from the current location. The clinic would be relocated for about 16 months.

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.

Other sites considered for the temporarily relocation include:

Relocate to manufactured trailers at current site: Inadequate space for trailers for Maxine Hall Health Center and Westside Community Services.

Castro-Mission Health Center: Construction projects will overlap and delay construction for at least 1 year at Castro-Mission Health Center & increase costs.

Filmore Heritage Center: Not feasible. The SF Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure has plans for the site.

Raymond Kimbell Playground: Not feasible. SF Recreation and Parks stated that the site is heavily used for sports programs.

Northern Station SFPD Police Parking Lot: The SF Police Department denied request because the lot is used for police vehicles.

Westbay Community Center: Inadequate space. The space was too small and would need to be shared, which would violate patient privacy requirements.

Western Addition Library parking lot: Not feasible. SF Recreation and Parks will be using the space for their own use.

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