Geriatrics Community Resources

Geriatrics Community Resources

The resources below are provided as a service to the community and are not endorsed by UCSF or the Division of Geriatrics. We take no responsibility for any of the organizations or resources listed. Along with the resources listed below, there are additional resources on the UCSF Optimizing Aging Collaborative Community Resources webpage.


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    Adult Day Health Centers

    Adult Day Health/Care Centers can provide care and companionship for older adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. Programs offer relief to family members and caregivers, allowing them to work, handle personal matters, or relax knowing their relative is cared for and safe. 

    • Bayview/ Hunter’s Point Senior Services
      (415) 826-4774
    • Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center 
      (415) 206-2140 
      Housing, employment assistance, social activities, free brown bag (lunch) program 
    • Capp Street Senior Center (Mission) 
      (415) 206-7752 
      9:00 am - 5:00 pm 
      Drop-in anytime 
      Exercise classes, congregate meals, computer, ESL and citizenship classes. Free health screenings and adult day field trips
    • Catholic Charities CYO Adult Day Services
      (415) 972-1200 (Dependent adult services)
    • City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency 
      (415) 557-5000 
    • Department of Public Health San Francisco 
      (415) 554-2500 
    • HELPLINK 211 Information and Referral Line
      1 (800) 273-6222 (General line)
    • Provides the 211 regional information and referral service to anyone needing information about nonprofit health and human services in Marin, Napa, San Francisco San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Solano counties. Provides food services, mental health services, healthcare services, housing services, and transportation services.
    • Institute on Aging (IOA) (Inner Richmond)
      (415) 750-4111  
      8:00 am- 4:00 pm, pick-up service provided (must be able to meet transport at the curb), full day stay required 
      Good for higher needs individuals (with Advanced Alzheimer’s & Dementia) and higher functioning individuals 
      Day Care- $88 per day (out-of-pocket) 
    • Jewish Family and Children Services 
      (415) 449-3777 
      3 main service centers: 
      Seniors at Home 
      L’Chaim Adult Day Health Center 
      Holocaust Survivor Services 
      Russian speaking clients & staff 
    • Kimochi Home Day Care (Japantown)
      (415) 931-2294     (Administrative office)
      Japanese speaking staff and clients
      Provides transportation to/from home through PARATRANSIT
    • L’Chaim Adult Day Health Center (Outer Sunset)
      (415) 449-2934     (Intake Coordinator)
      Russian speaking staff and clients
    • OMI Catholic Charities Senior Center (Serving Oceanview, Merced, and Ingleside neighborhoods) 
      (415) 972-1200 
      Free, but need to register first, must be independent with ADLs, 60 and above 
      M-T-TH-F 8:30 am - 3:00 pm 
      Wed 8:30 am - 2:00 pm 
      Lunch, computers, translation services, and social programs (arts & crafts, singing, exercising, dancing, educational seminars, and day trips) 
      On-site case management services from qualified staff who create a personal plan of care for each senior, connecting them to appropriate community services and resources: home care, meal delivery, adult day programs, environmental safety checks, patient advocacy, mental health counseling, psychological, and emotional and spiritual support. 
      Nutrition and Food Distribution Program collaborates with the 30th Street Nutrition Program and San Francisco Food Bank
    • Self Help for the Elderly Jackie Chan Center (Multiple SF locations) (415) 677-7600 (Independent daycare) 
      (415) 677-7571 (Dependent nursing services)
      Independent adult day care activities and dependent seniors nursing service
    • Stepping Stone (Multiple SF locations- UCSF’s most recommend day health program)
      415) 359-9210
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
      Breakfast and lunch provided
      Arranged transportation within SF through PARATRANSIT
      Participate minimum of 2 days/week
      Fees: Free for Medi-Cal recipients; Private pay $85/ day
      Free one-day trial, call in to schedule, includes free lunch

      4 locations: 
      • Golden Gate (Tenderloin/ Civic Center)- Chinese clients & staff
        (415) 359-9210 ext 15
      • Mabini (across Yerba Buena Center, Tenderloin)- Chinese clients & staff, opens at 7:00 am
        (415) 882-7301 ext 16
      • Mission Creek (China Basin)- Spanish speaking clients & staff
        (415) 974-6784 ext 23
      • Presentation (on Ellis Street, across from Glide Memorial)- Chinese speaking clients & staff
        (415) 923-0245 ext 11
    • The Enrichment Center (located on the Presidio)- partner of Institute on Aging 
      (415) 728-9258 (Rutha Bowling, Center Manager) 
      (415) 728-9260 (Allison Moritz, Program Director) 
      Door to door transportation assistance through PARATRANSIT. Full continence care provided during daycare which includes incontinence products and assistance with medication administration.   
    • 30th Street Senior Center- Partner of On Lok
      (415) 550-2210

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    • BEST Living Care 
      Contact Stephen Nepacena 
      (510) 673-8658 
      Provides homecare for $25-30 per hour, minimum of 6 hours per day, up to 24-hour care. Some transportation services are available such as wheelchair, and gurney transport. Fees vary. 
    • Center for Caregiver Training 
      (415) 563-9286 
      Email: [email protected] 
      Caregiving 101 Training Program: 6 three-hour classes designed to help families and friends care for their loved ones at home who are living with serious illness. It features practical skills and strategies for family caregivers. It is taught by community professionals who volunteer their time. The course is free. 
    • Family Caregiver Alliance 
      (415) 434-3388 
      Resource center for families of brain-impaired adults. Social workers can meet with you and provide information and referrals, respite programs (Camps for Caring 4 times a year for the brain impaired adult), financial assistance, retreats for caregivers, can help pay for short term counseling for the caregiver. 
    • Home Care Assistance  
      (628) 204-4497 
      SF neighborhoods only 
      Free consultation 
      4 hour/ day, or 12-hour min/ week 
      $36-40/ hour depending on needs 
      Respite care options available 
    • Honor 
      (877) 594-4141 
      Free inpatient consults, contact:  
      Randy Allen (614) 975-8191 
      Shift is for 4-hour blocks, weekly minimum of 12 hours. Aim to staff within a 24-hour period for ongoing care and 48 hours for private clients with light schedules. Serving Santa Rosa to Monterey through their home network. 
    • In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)- Caregivers 
      (415) 355-6700, option #3 
      Requires patient Social Security#, income, expenses, and functionality 
      Max 183 hours/month, averages out to 9 hours/day 
      If more caregiving hours are needed, the next step is placing the person in long-term care (e.g. Laguna Honda, Skilled Nursing Facility)  
    • Info for hiring independent caregiver 
    • Mon Ami 
      (650) 691-5796 (General information) 
      (650) 267-2474 (Client intake) 
      1:1 “activity companion”/ students for elderly (not home health aides) 
      $25/ hour, no hourly minimum 
      Option if patient needs help getting to curb side 
      Family/ informal caregiver recommended to be present for first visit 
    • Senior Access 
      (415) 459-6120 
      Day programs for frail seniors and disabled adults. Centers located in San Anselmo, Novato and an Alzheimer’s Day Center in Corte Madera. Day programs give caregivers an opportunity for respite. The Novato Center offers a monthly support group for caregivers. 

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    Care Facility Tours 

    • Laguna Honda 
      (415) 759-2300 
      Every 3rd Friday of the month, meet at 2pm in Atrium  
    • Stepping Stone 
      (415) 359-9210 
      4 locations, call to schedule, 1-day free trial with meal

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    Respite Care

    Respite care is short term or temporary care of the sick or disabled for a few hours or weeks, designed to provide relief to the regular caregiver. Respite care can occur in your home, at special day-care centers, and in residential centers that offer overnight stays. 

    • Alzheimer’s Association 
      Information and resources for caregivers and patients 
    • Family Caregiver Alliance 
      (866) 854-5465 (Toll free) 
      (605) 773-3656 (General information) 
      Respite Care hours will be determined by a complete assessment 
      Short-term respite grant, one-time basis 
    • Family Caregiver Alliance-National Center on Caregiving 
      Assisting family caregivers of adults 60 years old or above, regardless of caregiver income level or loved one’s diagnosis. 
    • Laguna Honda
      Contact: Maria Antoch (415) 759-3541
      Admissions Coordinator: (415) 682-5694 
      Laguna Honda provides respite care up to a maximum of four weeks per admission and a maximum of six weeks per year for San Francisco residents who require skilled nursing services. 
    • Reliable Caregiver Inc/ Home Care Assistance
      See Caregivers

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    Legal Services

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    LGBTQ Resources

    • Openhouse 
      (415) 296-8995 
      Openhouse Bob Ross 
      LGBT Senior Center 
      65 Laguna St, San Francisco, CA 94102 
      Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBTQ seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, direct services and community programs. 

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    Case Management/Care Facility Assistance

    • CANHR (California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform) 
      (800) 474-1116 
      They are an advocacy organization that offer a “Lawyer Referral Service”. When you call their number, they do a 10-15 minute assessment and then refer to you an appropriate elder law attorney to help with your needs. 
    • Elder Pros 
      (650) 402-6593 
      The main contact person there is Katie Owens, and she has experience in helping people find assisted living facilities for respite stays and can also assist in finding in-home care. Her services are free of charge. 
    • Institute of Aging (IOA) 
      (415) 750- 4111 (Contact: Cherie Golant)
    • Free 30-minute consultation then private pay $155/ hr 
      MSSP- 65 and over, Medi-Cal recipient, app submitted through website   
    • Jewish Family and Children’s Services 
      (415) 449-2900 
      Private pay $150/ hr. Initial assessment lasts 1.5 hrs and includes care plan. CM will check in weekly or monthly depending on needs.There is a sliding scale component for low-income Jewish clients.  
    • Placement Resources 
      All-around Senior Services: Independent contractors 
      Katie Owens (Case Manager and Placement Advocate): (415) 815-7820  
      Christopher Valente (Geriatric Placement Advocate): (415) 264-1529  
      Ned Rozbicki: (415) 275-1636 
      Launi Condit (American Alliance for Elder Care): (415) 370-8335 
      Marlena del Hierro (Seniorly Online Services): 
    • Sage Elder Care Solutions 
      (650) 652-5642 
    • Telephone Support Group 
      (800) 272-3900 
      Support group that meets the 4th Monday of each month. Email Heather Gray at [email protected] to receive the necessary information to participate in the Support Group 

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    Mental Health Services 

    • Central City Older Adult 
      (415) 558-5900
      Seniors 60+ living in the Tenderloin and SOMA. Medi-cal only. Best to call first to schedule an appointment. Usually with a Social Worker within one week. Medications within one month. 
    • Center for Somatic Psychotherapy California Institute of Integral Studies Counseling Center 
      (415) 217-8895 
      Specializes in body-oriented, psychodynamic, and developmental approaches. Therapists work with a variety of life’s challenges including: Relationship issues, psychosomatic issues, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, and personal growth. Long term and brief counseling and psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, children, individuals, couples, families. Counseling and psychotherapy in partnership organizations, mental health consultations. Fees are structured on a sliding scale based on income or resources. 
    • Chinatown North Beach Mental Health Services 
      (415) 352-2000 or 
      Languages: Vietnamese, Laotian, Chinese, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Hakka, Toishanese, Cambodian, Italian 
      Individual therapy, socialization program, acupuncture, medi-cal only. Drop in will see a person right away (officer of the day) Call to arrange appointment within one week. 
    • City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency 
      (415) 557-5000 
      Offers a variety of mental health services 
      Takes Medi-Cal 
    • Crisis Counseling 
      (415) 752-3778 
      Institute on Aging Friendship Line 
      24-hour crisis counseling and medication reminder service. For languages other than English call ahead and someone who speaks the 2nd language will call patient back later in the week. No cost. 
    • Curry Senior Center 
      (415) 885-2274 
      Trained in geriatric behavioral health, our counselors foster dignity and respect for seniors in the home-like atmosphere of our Center. Referral to and coordination with mental health services for seniors dealing psychosocial challenges such as: aging, grief and loss, depression, substance abuse. 
      Substance abuse program offers counseling and referral for seniors 55 and older. They must be receiving Primary Care Services to be referred to these programs. 
    • Felton Institute 
      (415) 474-7310 
      (Formerly known as Family Service Agency)  
      Languages: Chinese, Russian 
      Senior peer counseling program (SPC) services are available to clients free of charge. Medi-Cal only. It takes 7-10 days to see a counselor for initial intake. 
    • Institute on Aging (IOA) 
      (415) 750-4111 (Contact: Jenny Yen, Psychotherapist) 
      3575 Geary Blvd 
      PhD level interns $60/ session 
      Home visiting psychologists: Private pay only 
    • Institute on Aging (IOA) 
      (415) 750-4111 
      Sliding scale, call for insurance info. Therapy at home or in office. Depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, grief, pain management. Varies during academic year. Usually no waiting list. Services provided by supervised Graduate student interns. 
    • Jewish Home for Aged Acute Psychiatry Inpatient 
      (415) 334-2500 
      Geriatric Unit 55+. Medicare, private insurance or self-pay. Call to find out which insurances are accepted. 
    • Langley Porter Inpatient Psychiatry Inpatient 
      (415) 476-7430 
      Medicare, private pay or self-pay. Call to find out which insurances are accepted. Depending on bed availability. 
    • Residential Treatment (SF) Senior Mental Health 
      Carroll House and Rypins House 
      (415) 821-0697 
      Must be able to walk up 30 stairs. Axis l Diagnosis Mental Illness required. Authorization DPH Placement (415) 759-2171 
      Medi-Cal required San Francisco Residents only. Authorization can take up to one week. Beds are prioritized for SFGH and DPH patients. Wait time can be several weeks. 
    • Richmond Area Multi-Service (RAMS) 
      (415) 668-5955
      Languages: Cantonese and Mandarin 
      Medi-cal only 
    • Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Inpatient 
      (415) 353-6230 (Inpatient Unit) 
      (888) 588-9998 (Toll free) 
      Medi-Cal and Medicare. Private insurance or self-pay. Call to find out which insurances are accepted. Depending on bed availability. 
    • San Francisco General Hospital SFGH /Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) Inpatient 
      (415) 206-8125 
      Uninsured, Medi-Cal, Medicare. Call to find out which insurances are accepted. PES evaluates patients and transfers to other hospitals as needed. 
    • SF Department of Public Health 
      (415) 255-3737 
      No website available. Community Behavioral Health Services for San Francisco residents with Medi-Cal (including covered California Medi-Cal) 
    • Southeast Mission Geriatric Services 
      (415) 337-2400 
      No website available. 
      Languages: Spanish 
      Medi-Cal only. 

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    Mobility and Adaptive Devices 

    • Center for Independent Living 
      (510) 841-4776 
      Provides services, support and advocacy to enhance the rights and abilities of people with disabilities to actively participate in their communities and to live self-determined lives. 
      Assistance with and for: assistive technology, blind/low vision, deaf and hard of hearing, disability and senior support, disability blogs, emergency preparedness, housing, radio, therapy and more. 
    • Fall Prevention/Community & Home Injury Prevention Program for Seniors 
      CHIPPS-City and County of San Francisco Department of Public Health 
      (415) 581-2415 
      Home safety assessment and education. All services are free. Eligibility requirements: Attend a home safety presentation. Sign up for home assessment.
      Live in San Francisco. Renter of homeowner. 65 years old and above. 
    • Home Safety Services 
      (888) 388-3811 
      Committed to making home safer and more accessible thereby reducing the risk of falling and maximizing independence. 20 years’ experience. Certified. Private pay. 
    • Medical Alert Systems 
    • Rebuilding SF Together 
      Safe At Home 

      (415) 905-1611 
      Pier 28, The Embarcadero 
      Provides low income elderly and disabled San Franciscan’s free light home repair and modification services designed to allow them to live more safely and more independently. Services provided include installing/replacing smoke detectors, and installing grab bars and other bathroom safety equipment, such as raised toilet seats and shower chairs. Once an application is received, it can take up to 1-3 months to receive services because most of our work is done by volunteers. 
    • ReCARES - Free 
      (415) 487-5405
      63 Dorland Street, San Francisco 
      Thursdays: 10:00am-3:00pm  
      Everyone is welcome. No charge for the items we give away. We do not rent, sell or loan equipment. We almost always have: canes, commodes, shower chairs, crutches, standard two-wheeled walkers, toilet risers, cushions, blood pressure monitors, diabetic test equipment, nebulizers, CPAP, BiPAP, occupational therapy supplies like sock aids and dressing sticks, ice machines, briefs, gauze, cleansers. You are asked to sign a liability waiver when you receive equipment from us. The equipment is yours to do with as you wish however, we ask you not to sell it. Give it away or re-donate it to our program when you no longer need it. We do not deliver-call if situation is exceptional. 
    • San Francisco Department of Rehabilitation 
      (415) 904-7100 
      Older Individuals who are blind (OIB) 
      Assistance for age 55+ blind persons through community-based agencies. 

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    General Transportation

    • GoGoGrandparent 
      (855) 464-6872 
      On demand transportation (Lyft or Uber) that can be accessed & monitored without a smartphone 
      Can trial for free online, concierge fee $0.27/ min (not including ride) 
    • iTNAmerica- Whistlestop (Marin) 
      Phone: (415) 456-9062 
      Transportation: (415) 454-0964 
      Whistlestop is an affiliate of iTNAmerica, based in Marin. Nationwide affiliates across the country 
      Offers fixed route, shuttle, same-day on-demand, and volunteer driver program transportation service; and information/ referral services  
    • Onward Rides 
      (510) 771-7171 
      Door-to-door assisted rides, round trip or multi-stop, transportation to social activities 
      SF, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa County 
    • Paratransit 
      (415) 351-7000 (General information) 
      (415) 285-6945 (Dispatch) 
      In-person intake form/ picture required 
      Patient needs to arrange their own transportation for the first appointment  
      Social worker typically completes application 
      Taxi vouchers available for return home in certain situations 
    • Silver Ride 
      (415) 861-7433 
      Medical appointment pick-ups, door-to-door assisted rides, round trip or multi-stop, great for transportation to social activities  
    • Veyo Rides 
      Non-emergency medical appt transportation, free if covered by insurance or Medicaid/ Medicare Advantage benefits  
      No consumer-facing option right now. We recommend that you reach out to your health insurance plan and ask them about your transportation benefits. They will let you know who manages their benefits, and if it is Veyo rides, they can help you schedule transportation. 
    • Yellow Cab 
      (415) 333-3333 
      One-time use taxi vouchers available through social workers 

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    Gurney/ Wheelchair Transport

    • Affordable Senior Care  
      (408) 559-2810 
      Wheelchair van and gurney 
      Rates vary based on distance and location 
      Serves all Bay Area counties 
    • Ambulance Service
      Person only eligible for ambulance transportation if unable to sit at 90 degrees/ is bed-bound 
    • Bay City Medical Transport
      (415) 610-9214 
      Wheelchair transport starts at: ($100.00) round trip plus $4.00 per mile (local) 
      Gurney transport starts at: ($300.00) round trip plus $4.00 per mile (local) 
      Stair chairs are available but rates vary based on weight, distance, and staffing needs 
    • Eden Medical Transportation
      (415) 994-1442 
      $750 round trip. Wheelchair, gurney, and stair chairs available. Based in Hayward and mileage rates vary based on distance, weight, and staffing needs 
    • Family Tree Medical Transport  
      (510) 316-4226 
      Wheelchair van  
      Serves Alameda and Contra Costa counties 
      Rates vary based on distance ($140.00-$160.00) 
    • One Access Medical Transport  
      (510) 648-2085 
      Wheelchair and gurney van. Rates and mileage fees vary based on distance and location 
      Serves San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties 
    • San Francisco Health Plan (transportation in contract with Semax)  
      (415) 439-9836 
      No website available 
      Complicated system- SFHP pays for transportation but only to medical outpatient appts 
      Wheelchair Van $35 roundtrip plus $2.00 per mile (local) only 
    • Trust Medical Transportation  
      Contact: Tareq (650) 799-9921 
      Wheelchair transport starts at: (75.00) round trip plus mileage based on distance 
      Gurneys and stair chairs also available based on weight, distance, and staffing needs

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    Short Term Lodging

    15 Best hotels near UCSF 

    • Becks Motor Lodge 
      (415) 621-8212 
      2222 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 
    • Casa Loma Hotel 
      (415) 552-7100 
      610 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 
    • Geary Parkway Motel 
      (415) 752-4406 
      4750 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118 
    • Hotel Sunrise 
      (415) 431-2211 
      447 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 
    • Monte Cristo Inn 
      (415) 931-1875 
      600 Presidio Ave, San Francisco, CA 941115 
    • Noe’s Nest Bed and Breakfast 
      (415) 821-0751 
      1257 Guerrero Street 
      San Francisco, CA 
    • Parker’s Guest House San Francisco 
      (415) 621-3222  
      520 Church Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 
    • Perramont Hotel 
      (415) 863-3222 
      2162 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 
    • Sonder - Archbishop’s Mansion 
      (617) 300-0956 
      1000 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 
    • Sonder - Hayes Valley 
      135 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 
    • Stanyan Park Hotel 
      (866) 538-0193 
      750 Stanyan Street, San Francisco 94117 
    • The Chateau Tivoli Bed & Breakfast 
      (415) 776-5462 
      1057 Steiner Street, San Francisco, CA 94115 
    • Travelodge by Wyndham San Francisco Central 
      (415) 621-6775 
      1707 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 

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    Fitness Programs (free) 

    • Always Active 
      21 SF Locations- all FREE 
      Phone: (415) 550-2265, or (415) 550-2291 
      No clinical assessments need, classes are not lead by a clinical professional 
      Enrollment requires a PCP release form, 
      Client needs to arrange transportation to/from facility 
    • Aquatic Park Center 
      (415) 775-1866 
      890 Beach St. SF (located in the Maritime Museum)
    • SF Downtown Senior Center (Downtown Center) 
      481 O’Farrell St.  

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    Medication Assistance

    View San Francisco Pharmacies That Prepare Bubble Packs List here

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    Home Visiting Podiatry

    Jay K. Bernard, DPM

    Mark Pinter
    Stonestown Podiatry Group

    Ankle & Foot Center 
    Maureen Lee
    ​​​, DPM

    (415) 392-5626
    Fax: (415) 392-5632
    (415) 781-4833
    (415) 731-6700

    (415) 308-0833
    (415) 567-3136, (415) 885-2274
    Hills Physician/ Health Net insurance
    (415) 716-7494


    *prices may vary; please call the individual practice to determine price/ payment options

    Joseph D. Basso, DPM
    Mission Podiatry
    SF Bay Podiatry
    Parnassus Heights

    (415) 681-2208
    (415) 824-3737
    (415) 474-3668
    (415) 592-0938


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    Dental Services

    UCSF Dental Student Clinics

    UCSF Dental Center Clinics & Services:
    UCSF Dental Center: 

    • General Dentistry Resident Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-9656
      Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Tue: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Wed - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat - Sun: Closed
    • General Dentistry Student Clinic – Buchanan
      Phone: (415) 476-5608
      Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Sat - Sun: Closed
    • General Dentistry Student Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-1891
      Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Tue: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
      Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Thu: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
      Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat - Sun: Closed
    • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Student Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 502-3568
      Mon: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

      Tue: Closed
      Wed - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      Sat - Sun: Closed
    • Orthodontics Resident Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-2841
      Mon: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Tue - Thu: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      Fri: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Sat - Sun: Closed
      All orthodontic specialty residents have completed a dental degree (DDS or equivalent). 
    • Periodontics Student and Resident Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-1731
      Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat - Sun: Closed
      UCSF’s Periodontic Resident Clinic provides a full range of gum treatment services for both children and adults, performed by our resident/professor team. 
    • Prosthodontics Resident Clinic – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-1784
      Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

      Sat - Sun: Closed
      Treatment is performed by our postgraduate residents/faculty team. 
    • Student Dental Implant Program – Parnassus
      Phone: (415) 476-6634

      UCSF’s Student Dental Implant Program offers affordable implants for patients with an otherwise healthy mouth and “bite,” who require one or two implants in the back of the mouth. 
      Our student clinics are an integral part of the UCSF School of Dentistry’s mission: advancing health through excellence in patient care, education and discovery. 

    University of the Pacific Dental Student Clinics

    • Services
      We offer a wide range of dental procedures and services. Our world-class faculty includes general dentists and specialists of every type. This allows us to provide for our patients everything from simple fillings and cleanings to modern veneers and implants. 
    • Fees and Payment Plans
      The cost of dental care provided by our general dental group practices is about 30 – 40% less expensive than a typical Bay Area private dental office. Most private insurance plans are accepted. Flexible payment plans are available for qualified patients. We also accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard. 
    • Location
      University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
      155 Fifth Street, Second and Third Floor Group Practices
      San Francisco, CA 94103
      (415) 929-6501
    • Hours
      Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

      Evening Appointments: Monday and Thursday, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
      Our group practices are open year-round and closed during school vacations, holidays and exam weeks.

    Low cost/sliding scale dental clinics:

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    Advance Care Planning Resources 

    Advance care planning is making decisions about the healthcare you would want to receive if you’re facing a medical crisis. These are your decisions to make based on your personal values, preferences, and discussions with your loved ones. 

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    Emotional Support  

    Includes support for patients with serious illness and their caregivers, and bereavement support  

    • Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption 
      (415) 567-2020 Ext 218 
      Contact: Sr. Esther or Deacon Christoph Sandoval 
      A free monthly support group is held on the third Wednesday of each month. Join others for support, connection, and prayer. These sessions provide information on the grief process, and tips on coping with the loss of a loved one. 
    • Catholic Charities 
      St. Gabriel Church 
      (415) 564-7882 
      Counseling offered in San Francisco by a M.F.C.C.  
    • Center for Attitudinal Healing 
      (415) 331-6161 
      33 Buchanan Drive 
      Sausalito, CA 94965 
      Support offered for people faced with a life-threatening illness and grief. Many ongoing support groups offered. Please call for specific group information and times. 
    • Contra Costa Crisis Center 
      (800) 837-1818 
      [email protected] 
      Walnut Creek. Offers individual counseling by trained volunteers in clients' homes or at Walnut Creek office. Also provides grief support program for adults, children and teens. 
      Survivors of Suicide Loss Group 
      Parent’s (Child Loss) Support Group 
    • Heartland Hospice Grief Support 
      (415) 472-2637 
      1050 Northgate Drive, Suite 300 
      San Rafael, CA 94903 
    • Hospice by the Bay 
      (415) 526-5699  
      Offers drop-in grief support groups every Thursday (unless it's a holiday) at 12:00 pm, near San Francisco's Civic Center. 
    • Institute on Aging  
      (415) 855-3508 
      Grief Group: Eight weekly sessions exploring traumatic loss, including but not limited to loss by suicide, homicide, accident, and/or physical illness. This is a closed group for adults of any age with a structured format for each session. 
      This is a free drop-in grief group. No commitment - no cost. This is a gentle supportive group that focuses on providing participants with a safe space to tell their story in their own way and at their own pace. You can just come by - no need to make a reservation. The group meets every Saturday from 10:30 - noon at the Institute on Aging, 3575 Geary Blvd, San Francisco. 
      Contact: Mr. Jacob Brown 
    • Jewish Family and Children’s Services Bereavement 
      (415) 449-3879 
    • Josie’s Place for Bereaved Youth and Families  
      (415) 513-6343 
      [email protected],  
      Offers open-ended, peer-to-peer grief support groups to children, youth, and their families. Free of charge, all ages (focusing on children/youth and adults with children) 
    • Kara Grief Support 
      (650) 321-5272 
      Serves children, teens, families, and adults 
      • Peer Support Groups: available for children, teens, and parents who are grieving the death of a family member. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment to meet others who have experienced the death of a parent, caregiver, or significant family member by illness, accident, suicide or homicide. 
      • Drop In Groups for Adults: Palo Alto and San Mateo locations 
      • Adult Child Loss Group: 12-week session, intake interview required, no fee, Palo Alto location 
      • Spouse/Partner Loss Group: 12-week session, intake interview required, no fee, Palo Alto location 
      • Suicide Loss Survivors Group: 12-week session, intake interview required, no fee, Palo Alto location 
    • Marin Grief Counseling 
      (415) 499-1195 
      24-hour telephone crisis support, face-to-face grief counseling for Marin residents, six sessions free of charge. 
    • North Bay Healthcare 
      (707) 646-3517 
      • Grief Support Groups: every other Wednesday in Fairfield, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, free of charge 
      • Loss Due to Suicide Support Group: every other Monday from 6-7:30 pm, free of charge 
      • Journey Through Grief Group:  for adults who lost a loved one in the last three months. This is an eight-week series that meets every Tuesday from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at the Bereavement Center in Green Valley 
      • Supporting Parents After Loss: Friendship and understanding for parents experiencing grief for the loss of a pregnancy or infant. Meets the last Wednesday of each month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at North Bay Medical Center Annex Building in Fairfield. 
    • Pathways 
      (888) 755-7855
      Oakland. Offers a grief support group and individual counseling. 
    • Shanti Project 
      (415) 674-4700 
      Shanti exists to enhance the health, quality of life and well-being of people with terminal, life-threatening or disabling illnesses or conditions. Through a continuum of services, including in-home and onsite patient and care navigation, emotional and practical support and preserving the human-animal bond, Shanti strives to achieve the highest medical and quality of life outcomes for San Francisco’s most vulnerable. 
    • Sutter Health Bereavement & Grief Support – San Mateo 
      (650) 685-2806  
      Offers multiple groups for adults, kids, and teens Contact: Randi Wren MA, Bereavement Coordinator, Counselor, Chaplain 
    • Sutter Health Bereavement and Grief Support – Santa Rosa 
      (707) 535-5780 
      Multiple groups for children, teens, young adults, and adults. 
    • Sutter VNA and Hospice 
      (510) 450-8596
      Emeryville, Oakland, San Leandro. Offers grief support groups, art therapy and remembrance services. 
    • The Crisis Support Services Agency  
      (800) 260-0094 
      Offers multiple groups: 
      • Grief Support Group: People over 18, for general loss (non-specific) 
      • Loss Due to Suicide Group:  designed to aid those who have lost a loved one to suicide. 
      • Homicide Survivors: This group provides support, coping strategies and a safe outlet for those who have lost a loved one to homicide. 
    • The Living /Dying Project 
      (415) 456-3915 
      Non-denominational spiritual support for those faced with a life-threatening illness and their families. ‘The Next Step Program’ is a four-week, introductory program for persons who are newly diagnosed with a life -threatening illness. Clients will learn skills to cope with stress and begin the journey of spiritual healing. The ‘Open Circle Program’ provides one to one support for a person with a life-threatening illness. Support is also available to our client’s caregivers. 
    • Washington Hospital Grief Support Group 
      (510) 745-6569 
      Fremont; no fee drop-in group, Thursdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
    • Zen Caregiving Project 
      (415) 913-7682 
      [email protected] 
      Zen Caregiving Project is a non-profit organization based in San Francisco, California with over 30 years of experience in practicing and teaching mindfulness-based, compassionate caregiving. We offer courses, workshops, and training for professional, family, clinical, and volunteer caregivers. Through our work, we provide a context for public discussion of caregiving, loss, and death. 

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