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Health & Wellness (also see HIV/AIDS) Resources

for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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EAST BAY HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)  
    Website: www.bcoa.org
    The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS. BCA strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, housing, education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities. BCA has been a pioneer since 1986 in providing health education, advocacy and services to San Francisco’s Black community. We have accumulated the depth and breadth of experience to serve the local community as health and outreach needs continue to evolve. Join us. Get involved. See what we have to offer to help you maximize your health and wellness.
  • Berkeley Free Clinic—City Men’s Health Collective
    2339 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA
    510/344-0425
    Website: www.berkeleyfreeclinic.org
  • Body Electric
    www.Bodyelectric.org
    Weekend workshops, week-long retreats, classes to help people experience the potential of healers of self and others through touch, conscious breath and honoring the body’s wisdom.
  • Cancer Detection Programs—Every Woman Counts
    Mammograms for LGBT over 40 yrs in Contra Costa County
    Phone:  800/511-2300.
  • Cancer Support Group for Asian Lesbians in the East Bay
    Phone:  510/213-1376
  • Center for Human Development
    (925) 687-8844
    The Center for Human Development’s Empowerment Program provides education, social support, and leadership opportunities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth age 22 and under. LGBTQ youth and their straight allies design, plan, and carry out HIV prevention outreach, social activities, and workshops for their peers. Other programs of the Center for Human Development focus on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention; conflict resolution; youth development; community organizing; and parenting.
  • Familias Unidas
    (510) 412-5930
    Familias Unidas conducts a wide spectrum of programs, primarily for the Latino community.
  • La Clinica De La Raza     
    1450 Fruitvale Avenue, 3rd Floor, Oakland, CA 94601
    Ph: 510-535-4000 Fax: 510-535-4189
    Health clinic and AIDS services to the Latino/a community
    More Info: La Clinica de la Raza exists to improve the quality of life and health status of Alameda County's medically indigent and ethnic communities. It is committed to provision of affordable health services to all persons regardless of their ability to pay, in a manner sensitive to the cultural patterns of the Latino community and of all other ethnic groups. La Clinica recognizes the total well-being of the patient population by considering the social, economic, mental, and physical health needs of patients. It also is committed to advocacy for a more humane and effective health care system.
  • Neighborhood House of North Richmond
    (510) 235-9780
    Neighborhood House provides HIV/AIDS education and neighborhood outreach to substance users in the Richmond community.
  • Rainbow Community Center   
    3024 Willow Pass Rd., Ste. 200, Concord, CA 94519
    Phone:  925/692-0090
    Website:  www.rainbowcc.org
    Email:  rcc@rainbowcc.org
    Men’s HIV Support Group; Kind Hearts Program (food bank & brown bag distribution); HIV Testing.
  • Rainbow Flag Health Services And Sperm Bank    
    933 Central Ave
    Alameda, CA 94501-
    Ph: 510-521-7737
    Email: leland@gayspermbank.com
    Specialty: Health Sperm bank serving the g/l community in SF. Fresh inseminations with known donors.
  • Sperm Bank Of California     
    2115 Milvia, #201
    Berkeley, CA 94704-1157
    Ph: 510-841-1858
    Fax: 510-841-0332
    Email: info@thespermbankofca.org
    Full-service sperm bank serving mostly lesbians. The first and only sperm bank in the United States to operate as a non-profit organization. The mission is to provide services, information and resources to all women and men who choose to create or expand their families through donor insemination and  sperm storage. Serving lesbians and single women since 1982. Approximately 75% of clients are
    single or coupled lesbians.
    Hours: Mon. thru Friday from 9am to 5pm.
  • Women’s Cancer Resource Center of Oakland, CA (Serves CCC & Alameda Residents)
    Toll Free Help Line: 1-888-421-7900 (English & Spanish)
    Website: www.wcrc.org
    Email: wcrc@wcrc.org
    Information & Referral Helpline, Resource Library, Multicultural Outreach Program (African Americans, Latinas and other women of color),  in-home supportive services, Cultural & Healing Arts Programs, workshops & classes, peer support and referral, and financial assistance to low income women with breast cancer living in Alameda & Contra Costa Counties who are currently in treatment (up to $500.00/year).
  • Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)  
    Website: www.bcoa.org
    The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) focuses on reducing disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS. BCA strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, housing, education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities. BCA has been a pioneer since 1986 in providing health education, advocacy and services to San Francisco’s Black community. We have accumulated the depth and breadth of experience to serve the local community as health and outreach needs continue to evolve. Join us. Get involved. See what we have to offer to help you maximize your health and wellness.

SF BAY AREA HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Drop-in Center for the Trans Community
    415/409.4101;
    transthrive.org
    TRANS: THRIVE is a drop-in center by and for the trans community. Our mission is to foster a healthy trans community, empowered by the leadership of its peers.
    T-LISH (Transgender Ladies Initiating Sisterhood)is a trans youth program of TRANS: THRIVE primarily focused on young transgender women of color ages 14-24, but we have events for all trans youth to attend, including transmen and genderqueer youth. Check out our MySpace page for the latest, or see the T-LISH calendar. Services include groups, workshops, events, counseling, computers, showers, clothes & community.
  • Castro Mission Health Center
    3850 17th St., (between Sanchez & Noe Sts.), San Francisco, CA
    Phone:  415/487-7589
    • Health clinic open Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 7:45-5pm and Tuesdays until 9:00.
    • Dimensions Queer youth clinic open on Thursday from 5-8pm, Saturdays noon - 3 pm. Drop in or make an appointment.
  • CUAV (Community United Against Violence)
    170 A Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
    Phone:  415/777-5500
    24-hr. Crisis Hotline:  415/333-HELP
    Website:  www.cuav.org
    CUAV offers a 24-hour confidential, multilingual support line, free counseling, legal  advocacy, and emergency assistance (hotel, food, and transportation vouchers) for LGBTQ survivors of domestic violence, hate violence, and sexual assault.
  • Flesh and Spirit
    415/440-1561
    Website: www.fleshandspirit.org
    Events for queer men who bring enlightment, love, liberation, healing, knowledge, power, and wholeness around issues of queer men’s identity, spirituality, and sexuality.
  •  Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center
    730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
    Phone:  415/292-3400
    Website:  www.apiwellness.org
  • Healing Waters
    415.552.1190;
    www.hwaters.org
    Provides wilderness activities for men, women and teenagers living with HIV/AIDS, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, hiking, camping and a summer camp for HIV+ teenagers.
  • Health Initiatives For Youth (HIFY)
    235 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA  94104
    Phone:  415/274-1970
    HIFY creates publications and resource materials and facilitates workshops and trainings for youth and the providers that work with them on a variety of youth and health topics, such as body image, sexuality, STIs and HIV, substance use, self-esteem and mental health, relationships, and violence.
  • Huckleberry Street Youth Clinic   
    555 Cole St., San Francisco, CA 94117
    Phone:  415/751-8181
    Provides comprehensive health services to youth 12-21.  Services include primary medical care, confidential HIV testing on Thursdays from 2-6:00, case management, mental health, and peer health education.
  • Magnet
    4155 18th Street, SF
    415/581-1600
    Website: www.magnetsf.org
    A unique approach to gay ment’s total health-body and mind.  A new health clinic, aimed at addressing the priorities of local queers.
  • New Leaf
    1853 Market St. (at Guerrero), San Francisco, CA 94103
    Phone:  415/626-7000
    Website:  www.newleafservices.org
    Email:  intake@newleafservices.org
    Provides professional mental health, substance abuse, and social support services to strengthen the LGBTQ community.
  • Project Open Hand
    Delivered meals for the homebound, HIV, Cancer, etc.Website:  
    www.openhand.org
  • San Francisco Sex Information Website
    415/989-SFSI (7374)
    Website: WWW.SFSI.ORG
    Free Information and referral switchboard providing anonymous, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex.  Questions about fisting, BDSM, STD’s.  SFSI can answer them all.
  • St. James Infirmary
    1372 Mission St, SF CA
    415/554-8494
    Providing compassionate and non-judgmental comprehensive continuum of health care and social services for all sex workers.

NATIONAL HEALTH RESOURCES

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has many resources for building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for HIV and mental or  substance use disorders.
    www.samhsa.gov