YOUTH HEALTH SERVICES

San Francisco City Clinic provides services to youth, ages 12 and older that are confidential and free to low cost.

Our Goal

To provide a seamless & welcoming experience while you are visiting our clinic, that supports your sexual health and well-being.

Our youth services include:
Your individual experience at the clinic may look like

Our staff and providers work tirelessly to create a client experience that allows everyone who comes through our doors to feel safe and secure.

Finding the right healthcare provider

Finding a healthcare provider whom you can talk to about your sexuality and sex practices is important because open discussion will help your provider best support you.

  • If you are looking for information about trans health, visit Gender Health SF.
  • If you are HIV negative and interested in starting PrEP, visit PrEPLocator.org or call the SF City Clinic PrEP line: 415-487-5537


Youth United Through Health Education

Youth United Through Health Education (YUTHE) is a peer education, sexual health program that was developed to help reduce the high rates of STIs among youth and young adults living in the southeast areas of San Francisco, by increasing the utilization of STI preventive services (increased STI screening) through peer street and venue-based outreach.

Young adults 18 – 24 years of age are recruited from the SF community, and receive training, coaching, and mentoring for two years to prepare them to compete for a Health Worker - City position and/or pursue higher education. Peer educators receive a higher than minimum wage salary for 20 hours/week, including full health, dental and other essential benefits.

YUTHE staff conduct sexual health prevention group workshops at community-agencies and schools; provide weekly street and venue-based outreach in neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by sexual health disparities; and represent the SF Dept. of Public Health at community-based events by tabling and engaging with community members through interactive games and distributing STI/HIV prevention materials, including condoms/lubricants and information and referrals. 

For more information about YUTHE Program, contact YUTHE@sfdph.org or follow us on Instagram and Facebook @SFYUTHE

    
Partner Agencies Workshop Services

The San Francisco Department of Public Health, Sexual Health Services provides online or in person educational workshops for staff and or community members by request.

Workshops Our Program Offers:

 Human sexual anatomy
 Alternative lifestyles
 Family planning – Birth control
 Self-esteem
 Sexually Transmitted Infections STI/HIV
 Syphilis 101 Train-the-Trainer


If your program would like to request a workshop, please email us at SFYUTHE@sfdph.org and one of our educators will reply within three business days.

SFYUTHE Collaborating Partners

The Sistas Leadership for African American Youth is a sexual health program that was established to address disproportionately high STI rates amongst Black / African American young women in San Francisco.

With participation from Youth United Through Health Education (YUTHE), SLAY Coordinators, and the inventiveness and insight of a strong and energetic group of young women, SLAY reflects the culturally relevant diversity and collaboration needed to address this complex issue.

For more information about SLAY, contact YUTHE@sfdph.org.

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (YAC)

The Community Health and Equity Promotion (CHEP) branch’s Youth Advisory Council is made up of a representative cohort of San Francisco-based young people between the ages of 15-19. The council members are tasked with sharing their voice and expertise with CHEP and engaging local youth in discussions around sexual health and substance use.

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic 415-822-1707
http://3rdstyouth.org/ 
info@3rdstyouth.org
1728 Bancroft Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124
The 3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic is a community based agency providing youth in Bayview Hunters Point with medical and behavioral health services that encourage them to make decisions that support their health, safety and development.

Keywords: STI testing and treatment, Pregnancy testing and counseling, Birth control, Emergency contraception, Rapid HIV testing and counseling, Pap smears and pelvic exams, Education and Free condoms, therapy and counselors, Support groups, Housing services.


New Generation Health Center (415) 502-8336
https://newgen.ucsf.edu/
2500 18th Street, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Homeless Prenatal Program Building)
New Generation Health Center provides confidential, youth-friendly reproductive health services. All of their services are designed with the needs of young people in mind.


Huckleberry Youth Program (415) 668-2622
https://www.huckleberryyouth.org/ 
hyp@huckleberryyouth.org
3450 Geary Blvd., Suite 107 San Francisco, CA 94118
Huckleberry strengthens families and empowers young people with services that promote safety in times of crisis, physical and emotional health and well-being, social justice in communities facing inequality, and educational success.

Keywords: General medical services, primary care and sensitive services, confidential HIV testing and counseling (TTH only), STI testing and treatment, condom and birth control, 1-on-1 peer education, individual therapy and family counseling, case management, health education workshops, pregnancy testing and VIP Program (Violence Is Preventable).


Huckleberry Street Youth Center Clinic (415) 751-8181
http://www.huckleberryyouth.org/huckleberry-youth-health-center-cole-street-clinic
hyp@huckleberryyouth.org
555 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117
The clinic offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive adolescent health services to teens and transitional age youth (TAY).

Keywords: Birth control, Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), HIV and Hepatitis C testing and treatment, PEP and PrEP (HIV prevention medication and services), primary care, urgent care, gender-affirming care and mental health and/or substance abuse counseling.


Huckleberry House (415) 621-2929
https://www.huckleberryyouth.org/crisis-shelter/
hyp@huckleberryyouth.org
1292 Page St, San Francisco, CA 94117
24-hour crisis services and emergency shelter for youth ages 11-17
Offering free shelter, counseling, and health education for homeless youth. Our counselors at Huckleberry House are on hand to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and your conversation will be confidential.

Keywords: Shelters, Counseling, health educations, Homeless youth


Community Health Programs for Youth (CHPY)
https://www.sfhealthnetwork.org/primary-care-3/community-health-programs-for-youth-chpy/
Provides services to youth 12 and over. Does not need a parent or guardian’s permission to receive sexual health services or certain types of counseling.

Keywords: birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) and HIV testing and treatment, PEP and PrEP – HIV prevention medication and services, primary care, urgent care, mental health and/or substance abuse counseling.


Dimensions at Castro Mission Health Center (415) 934-7700
https://dimensionsclinic.com/ 
help@dimensionsclinic.org
3850 17th Street (at Noe and Sanchez St.)
Dimensions is an open and friendly place to get support in being healthy. We offer low-cost health services for queer, transgender, and questioning youth ages 12 to 25.

Keywords: primary care, transgender health care, confidential HIV testing and counseling, STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, condoms, and birth control distribution, on site counseling, psychiatric evaluations


Larkin Street Youth Services (415) 673-0911
https://larkinstreetyouth.org/ 
https://larkinstreetyouth.org/impact/who-we-are/contact-us/
134 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 9410
Provides comprehensive services that meet young peoples’ needs, while encouraging them to access our services when and how they feel comfortable.

Keywords: primary care, HIV testing and counseling, STI testing and treatment, referrals for mental health services


LYRIC (Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center) 415-703-6150
http://lyric.org/
https://sf.gov/covid19youthservices
127 Collingwood Street (at 18th Street)
LYRIC’s vision is a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. By working towards social justice and supporting young leaders, their families and allies, LYRIC is building a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

Keywords: Artistic resistance, Community leadership programs, building groups, housing assessment and navigation, mentorship, school-based initiative, sequoia leadership institute, TGNC health & Wellness, Advocacy


What Our Patients Say...

"Thank you for all the care and kindness you showed me when I was crying in your office. It felt so good to be able to talk to someone."

~ Laura

Get in touch

If you recently tested positive for HIV or syphilis and have questions, or need help finding HIV care, please contact LINCS. Call 415-487-5520 and leave a confidential message so we can help you get medication and answer any questions.