Health Services

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
• Acupuncture
• Individual Therapy
• Crisis Intervention
• Psychiatric Treatment
• Substance Abuse Services
• HIV Testing
• Risk Reduction Counseling

Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Phone: 415.674.6140

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
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.

GLIDE Instagram
The GLIDE family remembers #NelsonMandela, who would have been 100 years old today. Our Co-Founder Rev. Cecil Williams greeted South Africa’s beloved Madiba in Oakland in June of 1990, just five months after his release from prison. . “Our human compassion binds us the one to the other - not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.” - Nelson Mandela . #nelsonmandela100 #madiba #nelsonmandeladay #fromthearchives #cecilwilliams @nelsonmandelafoundationsa @mchammer @goapele @fantasticnegrito @shakasenghor @feliciahorowitz @mglide
Exactly one week ago, a group of GLIDE seniors completed a six-week Healthy Living workshop with our own Ms. Tina Huang. Here is what Tina had to say about the experience: . "I am so happy that we're celebrating with this gratitude ceremony. Congratulation to the seniors who have completed their healthier living workshop. Within six weeks, our seniors learned how to live healthier by coping with their stress and creating positive changes for their lifestyle. I am very proud of them as they showed an interest in learning and dedication throughout the workshop. I hope they can bring this knowledge and apply it in their every-day lifestyle, as well as share it with those who may benefit from this information." . Congratulations, #GLIDEseniors! #healthyliving #wednesdaywisdom
Thanks to this group of #volunteers from @salesforce for stepping up to the plate and braving the onions yesterday! They prepared lunch for hundreds of diners from the community! . "I think it's a really smart thing for Salesforce to do. Not just talk about it – of course everybody wants to be a part of their community, of course everybody wants to volunteer and support causes, but to actually insist on people coming down here on their first day of training – hey, that's putting your money where your mouth is." - Shan Nichols, Systems Engineering Director (not pictured) . GLIDE relies on 75-85 volunteers EVERY DAY to serve three meals to everyone who walks through our doors. #startyourdaywithservice #volunteersf #foodjustice #givingback #stepuptotheplate @benioff @salesforcejobs @salesforceorg @ggundry @joselynmarie1
Yesterday we were pleased to welcome the #SaferInside Planning Committee to Celebration and a press conference with Mayor @londonbreed! Thanks for all of your hard work & commitment to helping people understand the importance of bringing #safeinjectionsites to San Francisco.

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