Health Care & Education

Huckleberry Youth Health Center – San Francisco

The Huckleberry Youth Health Center is the headquarters of the Huckleberry Cole Street Youth Clinic (see below), Huckleberry Health Education in San Francisco, the Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team (HART) for trafficked youth, and Huckleberry Counseling.

For more information on the Huckleberry Youth Health Center, please call 415.386.9398. To make an appointment at the clinic please call 415.751.8181.

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Located on Cole Street (at Haight) in San Francisco, Huckleberry’s Cole Street Clinic opened in SF’s Haight Ashbury District in 1992. It is recognized as a national model of adolescent health services because it effectively addresses the primary health care issues of at-risk adolescents, while simultaneously attending to their complex psychosocial and health promotion needs.  The clinic is a collaborative effort involving Huckleberry Youth Programs, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, and the University of California at San Francisco’s Division of Adolescent Medicine.

The Clinic offers comprehensive, age-appropriate, culturally-sensitive adolescent health services to high-risk teens, with peer-education including HIV prevention education, peer-counseling, violence prevention/leadership groups, and community outreach serving as major components of the Clinic’s programs. It provides free/low cost primary health care and sensitive services (birth control options, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment).

Hours of operation for medical services:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:30-5PM (by appointment)

Drop-In Clinic for youth up to age 25: (drop-in, no appointment necessary)
Tuesday, 1:30-5PM
Thursday, 1:30-6PM

HIV confidential testing: Monday – Friday

To request a workshop, please fill out the attached form  and email to workshops@huckleberryyouth.org

CONTACT, HOURS, & LOCATION

555 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 386-9398
1-800-735-2929 (TTY)
Fax (415) 386-8212

Health Education Workshops – San Francisco

Housed under the Huckleberry Youth Health Center in San Francisco, the Health Education Team aims to educate, inform, and empower youth with knowledge that will help them make healthy decisions in their lives and their communities.

We serve the youth and communities of San Francisco in a multitude of ways:

We facilitate over ten workshops on reproductive and emotional health topics for high school-aged youth in school settings and community-based organizations including:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Healthy Sexuality
  • Substance Use & Harm Reduction
  • Reproductive Anatomy
  • Body Image
  • Birth Control Methods/Contraception and MORE!

A complete list of Huckleberry’s workshops may be found here.

HIV Youth Prevention Education (HYPE) – a powerful four-day workshop series that allows young people to understand different biological, social, and emotional aspects of HIV/AIDS.

Be Real, Be Ready – Standardized 9th grade health curriculum including topics ranging from anatomy, birth control, and HIV to gender and identity, substance use, and sexual violence prevention.

Peer Health Educators (PHEs) internship – we recruit, select, and train six high school youth through a competitive interview process to be part of a semester-long, paid internship to become “ambassadors of health” between Huckleberry and their communities.

We provide information and materials about Huckleberry at community events such as health fairs, youth conferences, and many others.

To request a workshop, fill out this form along with a letter of agreement and fax them to Ashley Rojas at 415.386.8212. You may also email them to arojas@huckleberryyouth.org.


Huckleberry Youth Programs – Marin

ATTENTION TEENS AGES 12-21:

TEEN TUESDAY DROP-IN CLINIC FROM 1 PM TO 5 PM OFFERS:

  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Birth Control
  • STI/STD testing
  • Exams
  • Health Education
  • Condoms
  • Counseling

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Huckleberry Youth Programs – Marin, located in San Rafael’s Montecito Shopping Center, is the headquarters of Huckleberry Teen Health Program (below), Huckleberry Health Education in Marin and the Huckleberry Wellness Academy – Marin. For more information on Huckleberry Youth Programs – Marin, please call 415.258.4944.

HUCKLEBERRY TEEN HEALTH PROGRAM & TEEN TUESDAY CLINIC

Established in 1988 and located in San Rafael’s Montecito Shopping Center, Huckleberry Teen Health Program is a comprehensive health promotion and youth development program serving Marin County youth ages 12-25.

HTHP staff provide health education workshops in schools as well as, counseling, support groups, and case management services; and delivery of on-site services in a teen friendly environment. The Teen Tuesday drop-in clinic every Tuesday afternoon from 1 PM to 5 PM, offers health services at no cost to teenagers. These services include health education, pregnancy testing and options counseling, HIV and other STI testing, male and female exams, short-term counseling, and case management.

Also offered in our Marin facility:Adelante (Moving Forward) – Substance abuse intervention and treatment for young adults

CONTACT, HOURS, & LOCATION

361 Third Street, Suite G
San Rafael, CA 94901

(415) 258-4944
1-800-735-2929 (TTY)
Fax (415) 258-4943

Health Education Workshops – Marin

Huckleberry Teen Health Program in Marin, provides Health Education workshops to young people throughout middle schools and high schools and at various community-based organizations. Our workshops are offered free of charge to public schools and organizations serving public school students.

Topics include: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; Anti-Homophobia Workshops; Body Image; Communication About Sex and Drug Use; Contraception and Pregnancy Prevention; Diversity; Eating Disorders; Family Dynamics; Healthy Relationships; Sexual Decision-Making; Oppression Issues; Puberty; Rape and Abusive Relationships; Reproductive Anatomy; STI Prevention Education; Self-Esteem; Suicide Prevention; and Violence Prevention.

Letters pour into our clinics from teachers and students who are consistently impressed and affected in positive ways by Huckleberry’s Health Education team. Here are excerpts from some of those letters:

A Venetia Valley K-8 School student said: “I believe the program is a great and effective way of teaching teens how to make healthy choices, prevent the possible negative consequences of sex (including STDs), communicate their concerns, and ask questions.”

A Venetia Valley K-8 School teacher said of Community Health Coordinator Jackie Davis: “I wanted to thank you for being so wonderful to work with over the past few years. I can’t tell you how much I value the work you do at Huckleberry. The 8-hour curriculum has truly developed into an amazing course under your supervision.”

Counselor, Venetia Valley K-8 School said: “I just wanted to thank you again for coming out to speak to our 8th graders about these important topics. For some of our kids, it is a lifelong lesson and a real wake up call. One of the students on my caseload went to have a full STD screening based on the information that was shared in the presentation. I was so proud of her for self advocating for her health, but also realize that she may not have done that without the extra push from you all at Huckleberry. THANK YOU.”

To request a workshop from the Health Ed Team at Huckleberry Teen Health Program in Marin, please call the Director of Community Health, Jaclynn Davis at 415.258.4944 or email her at jdavis@huckleberryyouth.org.

 


Check out what our community partners are doing!:

  • Be Your Own Superhero on Sunday, March 26, hosted by Marin Teen Girl Conference.  The event is a series of workshops covering relevant, important topics for youth, including: healthy relationships, respect in the workplace, sexuality and more!