SFCCC is a partnership of 11 nonprofit health centers that provides leadership and fosters innovation to improve community health. SFCCC envisions a future in which all people have access to quality health care in culturally-, linguistically-, and population-sensitive, community-based settings.
What We Do
Health Care for the Homeless (HCH)
Our Health Care for the Homeless program was first established through the federal McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987. It ensures that individuals experiencing homelessness have access to primary care and other health and support services though a citywide system of care. SFCCC operates several community outreach programs to ensure linkages to primary care for unhoused San Franciscans. Street Outreach Services (SOS) is the mobile outreach component of SFCCC's HCH program. Since 1988, SOS has provided high-quality, nonjudgmental health services directly to homeless people in places where they live and congregate.
Operating since 2001, Vet SOS is a companion program to SFCCC's SOS program. Veterinary Street Outreach Services (Vet SOS) provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans, and links their human guardians with health care services.
Of the homeless clients served by SFCCC's HCH program in 2018, 90% are living at or below the federal poverty level and 62% are uninsured. During 2017, the SFCCC's HCH program served over 19,000 patients and provided over 100,000 medical visits and service encounters across its 11 member health centers, SOS, and Vet SOS programs.
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services
SFCCC has served as a federal Ryan White Part C grantee since the inception of the federal Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act in 1990. We provide comprehensive primary health care through a unique partnership with four SFCCC member organizations and our county public health department, with accessible services at seven strategically located sites in San Francisco operating as a continuum of care to support achieving San Francisco's "Getting to Zero" goals.
SFCCC Health Care Access and Enrollment
SFCCC coordinates eligibility and enrollment efforts with our member health centers to ensure their staff have the tools to successfully enroll patients in Medi-Cal, Covered California, Healthy San Francisco, and other programs for which they are eligible. SFCCC provides our member clinics with training, resources and updates on program changes and technical support.
The United States is experiencing a primary care workforce shortage and the demand for safety net providers with multiple cultural competencies is predicted to keep increasing. With expensive living costs and low salaries for primary care providers, San Francisco is no exception. SFCCC makes workforce development a top priority and is the HRSA-designated Area Health Education Center (AHEC) for the City and County of San Francisco.
National Health Corps SF - Americorps
In May 2019, SFCCC was selected to be a new National Health Corps (NHC) operating site under the AmeriCorps program administered by Health Federation of Philadelphia. This partnership means San Francisco will once again have a community health-focused AmeriCorps program, with a corps of 18 members for 10.5 months of service. NHC members gain invaluable experience while supporting the health care safety net by serving at host sites such as community health centers and Department of Public Health sites to provide health education and care to vulnerable and underserved SF residents.
SFCCC PERFORMANCE MEASURES
San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium and its member clinics are committed to quality improvement to promote better clinical outcomes and deliver high quality service. Our Community Clinics and Health Centers serve over 112,000 low-income, uninsured, and medically underserved people each year.