SF Health Care & Health Education

The Huckleberry Youth Health Center

The Huckleberry Youth Health Center is the headquarters of the Huckleberry Cole Street Youth Clinic, Huckleberry Health Education in San Francisco, the Huckleberry Advocacy & Response Team (HA&RT) 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.

Take a virtual tour of the Huckleberry Cole Street Youth Clinic. 

Located on Cole Street (at Haight) in San Francisco, Huckleberry’s Cole Street Youth 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: 9:30-5:00 pm (by appointment – 415.751.8181)
  • Drop-In Clinic hours (no appointment necessary)
    Tuesdays, 1:30-5:00 pm
    Thursdays, 1:30-6:00 pm
  • Drop-In Clinic Services Include:
    • Primary and reproductive health care
    • Birth Control
    • HIV & STI testing
    • Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
    • Drop-in and referral services
  • HIV confidential testing: Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri.

 

CONTACT & LOCATION

Huckleberry Youth Health Center – 555 Cole Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 386-9398 or to make an appointment (415) 751-8181.
1-800-735-2929 (TTY)
Fax (415) 386-8212

Rapid HIV & Hepatitis C Testing and PrEP Navigation
Huckleberry Youth Health Center staff provide rapid HIV & Hepatitis C testing Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 – 4:00, and Thursday from 9:00 – 5:00, drop-in or by appointment. Youth interested in accessing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) or who would like to learn more, can meet with a PrEP Navigator Tuesdays and Fridays 1:30 – 5:00 pm, drop-in or by appointment. To make an appointment please call 415.985.PrEP (7737).

 

 

 

Health Education Workshops in SF

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.

A teacher recently wrote us about our health ed workshops: “Dwanna and Ron from Huckleberry Youth Health Center came in and presented to my 11th grade class yesterday about setting safe boundaries in relationships. They did an exceptional job of presenting information to students using authentic role playing and kept students interested for an entire hour and forty minutes. They are awesome and my students and I wanted to thank them!”

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

We facilitate 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 three-part workshop series that allows young people to understand different biological, social, and emotional aspects of HIV/AIDS. Learn more about HYPE here.

Huckleberry health educators with HYPE speakers.

Be Real, Be Ready

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, please fill out this form  and email it to workshops@huckleberryyouth.org.

 

Huckleberry Youth Programs | 3310 Geary Blvd. | San Francisco, CA 94118 | (415) 668-2622