GLIDE HEALTH SERVICES (GHS) is a federally-Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and federally-designated Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) site that serves as a clinical training site for students preparing to enter healthcare professions. GHS was founded in 1997 as a partnership with Catholic Healthcare West, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital and the University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, and is a fully licensed nurse practitioner-managed clinic.
GLIDE Health Services provides:
• Primary Care
• Chronic Disease Management
• Urgent Care
• Nursing Case Management
• Smoking Cessation Services
• Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
• Health Promotion and Education
• Individual Therapy
• Crisis Intervention
• Psychiatric Treatment
• Substance Abuse Services
• HIV Testing
• Risk Reduction Counseling
Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Primary Care Clinic Appointments
Monday – Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Primary Care Drop-In
Monday: Morning drop-in starts at 8:30am and runs until capacity is reached. Afternoon drop-in starts at 12:30pm and runs until capacity is reached.
Tuesday: Morning drop-in starts at 8:30am and runs until capacity is reached.
Wednesday: Morning drop-in starts at 8:30am and runs until capacity is reached. Afternoon drop-in starts at 12:30pm and runs until capacity is reached.
Thursday: Afternoon drop-in starts at 12:30pm and runs until capacity is reached.
TB Test Placement:
Tuesday: 9:30am – 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Wednesday: 9:30am – 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:00pm TB
Test Reading :
Thursday: 9:30am – 11:00am and 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Friday: Tuesday: 9:30am – 11:00am
GLIDE Health Services patients are predominantly homeless or low income, racially diverse and a population that has great health disparities, and who would otherwise go without health care. The majority of our patients are uninsured or have government issued insurances, such as Medicare and Medi-Cal. The Clinic providers work closely with patients to develop a care plan that suits their healthcare needs, capabilities and resources. Where possible, we attempt to address those needs within the GHS range of services, which is often the preference of our clients.
GHS offers a broad range of wellness, disease prevention, behavioral health and complementary care services; we often find that our clients have issues of a psycho-social or practical nature (finding safe housing, for example) that need to be addressed before the client can participate in developing a personal care plan. GHS providers “stay connected” to clients by engaging them in this range of treatment, thus gaining the trust of clients and their active involvement with care.
In 2007, the program moved into a completely rebuilt and remodeled clinic on the 6th floor of GLIDE’s main building, which significantly increased our capacity and the quality of our patients’ experiences. We also provide additional services in the Wellness Center on the 5th floor.