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San Francisco To Re-open Some Activities in Response to State Lifting Regional Stay at Home Order

San Francisco Launches First High-Volume Covid 19 Vaccination Site

Mayor London Breed Announces Plan to Create Network of COVID-19 Vaccination Sites in San Francisco


SF extends mandatory travel quarantine and stay safer at home health orders

COVID Testing Pop-up site Established at 24th & Mission to Help Combat Surge in the City's Most Impacted Community During this Holiday Season

San Francisco Administers First COVID-19 Vaccine to Health Care Workers

SF Department of Public Health Funds $5.25M in Grants for COVID-19 Community Response

Vision Zero San Francisco Receives Grant for community outreach to multi-lingual communities, people with disabilities, and service providers.

SFDPH Travel Advisory for Winter Holidays

San Francisco's 2019 Substance Use Annual Report shows impact of opioid fentanyl and methamphetamine.

San Francisco Experiencing Data Impacts Due to Statewide Database System Delays

San Francisco Asks Residents to Stay Home as Much as Possible During Holiday Weekend to Help Flatten the Curve Again

DPH Statement on Laguna Honda Hospital CEO Leadership Transition

Bay Area Health Officers' Indicators for Assessing Progress on Containing COVID-19

Bay Area Health Orders Remain in Effect

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak at MSC South Homeless Shelter

New Bay Area Public Health Recommendation to Cover the Face

Mayor London Breed and Board President Norman Yee Convene COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force

San Francisco Launches Citywide Volunteer Match Program to Support Seniors and People with Disabilities

Bay Area Health Officers Issue Updated Stay-at-Home Order with New Restrictions to Last Through May 3

Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions to Update Shelter-in-Place Order in Coming Days

San Francisco to Open New Shelter at Moscone Center in Response to COVID-19 and Need for More Social Distance in Shelters UPDATED

Mayor Breed Announces Three New Drive-Thru/Drop-In COVID-19 Testing Sites for the Public and Additional Prioritized Testing for First Responders and Health Care Workers

Mayor London Breed and Community Leaders Stress Need for San Franciscans to Stay Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Mayor Breed Announces Three New Drive-Thru/Drop-In Covid-19 Testing Sites

UPDATE - New Developments at Laguna Honda Hospital

San Francisco Issues Guidance for Essential Businesses During Stay at Home Order

Increased protections Ordered for Laguna Honda Residents and Staff

Mayor London Breed and San Francisco Hospitals Unified in Preparation for Surge of Covid-10 Patients

San Francisco Announces First Death of a City Resident with Novel Coronavirus

Seven Bay Area Jurisdictions Order Laboratories Testing for COVID-19 to Report More Comprehensive Testing Data to State and Local Authorities

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Catherine Stefani Announce Critical Donation of Needed Personal Protective Equipment

San Francisco Expands Emergency Child Care Hours for Health Care Workers, Provides Care to Children of Other Essential Workers

San Francisco Health Officer Issues Order Restricting Routine Medical Appointments and Elective Procedures Cannabis Dispensaries Encouraged to Use Delivery Method

Moratorium on Commercial Evictions for Small and Medium Size Businesses in San Francisco

Expedited Hiring of Health Care Professionals

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Daily Update - March 16, 2020

Mayor Breed Announces Plan to Provide Paid Sick Leave for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus

Both SFPUC and SFMTA implement policies as part of City’s Local Emergency response to COVID-19 pandemic

San Francisco Issues Moratorium on Gatherings of 100 or More to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Mayor London Breed Announces Moratorium on Evictions Related to COVID-19 Pandemic

Mayor London Breed and City Administrator Naomi Kelly Announce GIVE2SF Fund

San Franciso Converts Public Libraries, Recreation Facilities to Emergency Child Care Centers

DPH Statement on SFUSD Closure Announcement

San Francisco Issues Rules Limiting Visitors to Long-Term Care Facilities

San Francisco Issues Moratorium on Large Gatherings of 1,000 or More

City to Provide Temporary Housing

San Francisco Increases COVID-19 Protections for Homeless Residents

DPH Statement on ICA School Closure

San Francisco Reports Additional Case of Coronavirus

SFDPH Announces Aggressive Recommendations

San Francisco Announces Cases of Novel Coronavirus in San Francisco

COVID-19 Local Testing and Prioritization of Vulnerable Populations

Mayor Breed declares local emergency to prepare for COVID-19

COVID-19 Case being treated in San Francisco

San Francisco Overdose Data

Joint Statement on Xenophobia

Cancelling Events Statement

San Benito Patients Statement

Santa Clara Patient Statement

Coronavirus Preparedness Statement (1/27/2020)

Coronavirus Preparedness Statement (1/24/2020)

Media Availability Novel Coronavirus

Substance Use Treatment Beds

New Restaurant Placarding

Expert Review of Testing Procedures Completed at Hunters Point Shipyard



Voter-approved Construction at 3 Neighborhood Clinics in 2020

4 Easy Tips to Stay Healthy During the Winter Holiday Season

Improperly Discarded Hospital Meal Tray Tickets Resulted in Privacy Breach

Mental Health SF Approval

Turkey Giveaway Bayview

Chinatown Public Health Center 50th Anniversary

World AIDS Day

Residential Step-down Beds

Mental Health SF Agreement

Meth Task Force

Get Your Flu Shot


Adult Residential Facility Plan

Conservatorship Implementation in SF

Healthy SF Privacy Breach

Maxine Hall Groundbreaking

SRO Overdose Prevention Program

Real Time Bed Inventory

Division Circle Navigation Center

Beat San Francisco’s Late Summer Heat

Public Locations & Safety Tips for Heat Relief

Mental Health Initiative, Tipping Point & UCSF

New HIV Annual Report

Board & Care Facilities

Mental Health Initiative Target Population

Health Department Transforms Patient Experience with Epic, a New EHR System

Mayor Breed Immigration Raid Press Release

Health Department Announces Patient Care Incidents at Laguna Honda Hospital

Mayor Breed Invests $22M in Soda Tax Revenue in Children's Health

Make Sure You're immunized Against Measles

STD release

DPH Announces Billing Changes at ZSFG

Notification of Possible Measles Exposures

Mayor Announces Director of Mental Health Reform

World TB Day

Health Commission Passes Resolution on Incarceration

Health Department's Statement on Measles

Mayor's Announcement on Homeless Behavioral Health Funding

Peer-Support, Healing Hands Offers New Options to Patients with Chronic Pain on Prescription Opioids

Mayor Breed announces Methamphetamine Task Force

Mayor Breed and Supervisor Peskin announce halt to Balance Billing

Announcing Director Grant Colfax

Mayor Breed's State of the City Address

Invasive citrus insect detected in SF

San Francisco flu season sees first death



CDPH Testing Finds no Radiation Health Risks in Shipyard Residential Area

Truth or Nah Campaign Gives Real Info to Youth about Cannabis

Media Advisory Smoky Air Conditions

SF Joins World Cities to Improve Chronic Disease

Flu season is almost here! Prepare by getting your flu shot

Statement from Dr. Tomas Aragon, SF Health Officer On California Department of Public Health Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A Survey Update

Statement on June 4 incident at ZSFG

Update on Ruby Andersen case

May 30, 2018 Press Conference at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Mayor Mark Farrell Announces $4.2M to backfill Federal HIV/AIDS Services Cuts

Drug Treatment Investments

Vendor Security Incident

Puerto Rico Relief Mission

Needle Cleanup Team

Cavity Free SF Media Advisory

Commemorate World TB Day!

SF Opens Healing Center - Expanding Conservatorship Beds

Three Deaths - Suspected Fentanyl Poisoning

Valentine's Day Release

New PrEP Campaign supports African American Men



Cannabis Campaign to Focus on Youth

Medical Respite expansion offers an alternative for homeless clients unable to thrive in shelters

San Francisco Department of Public Health Medical Respite Fact Sheet

Great American Smokeout is Today- Get a Free Quit Kit at Civic Center 11am-2pm

Open Enrollment is Here!

City and County of San Francisco Anticipates Red Level Air Quality and Encourages Public to Take Health Precautions

Northern California Fires – Air Quality Health Information | Chinese | Filipino | Spanish

San Francisco announces Hepatitis A vaccination campaign to reduce the risk of outbreak

Flu season has arrived. Time for your flu shot!

San Francisco Activates Cooling Centers for Tuesday September 26 to Thursday September 28 (multilingual)

HIV annual report 2016 shows drop in new infections among all groups, progress closing disparities gap

San Francisco expands services for residents dealing with homelessness, substance use and mental health challenges

As National Health Care Policy Roils, San Francisco Reaffirms Commitment to High Quality Care and Access

San Francisco’s World Refugee Day

Summer Safety - Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe and Healthy

San Francisco’s new diversion program will reduce incarceration for substance abuse and mental illness; Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) will improve community safety and quality of life; San Francisco is finalist for state grant

San Francisco launches SFQuits! to Help Smokers Stop As California’s New $2.00 Tobacco Tax kicks in

SF Health Department Earns National Public Health Accreditation

Herbal Tea Poisons Two San Franciscans Public Warned to Discard Tea Purchased at Chinatown Shop

San Francisco Releases New Framework to Address Human Health and Local Climate Impacts; San Francisco Department of Public Health unveils Climate and Health Adaptation Framework detailing menu of solutions for community consideration

TENDERLOIN STORES OFFERING MORE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES San Francisco releases data from survey of 265 stores; Easy access to tobacco and alcohol products targeting youth persists

Influenza Activity is Widespread in the Bay Area; Not too late for flu shot


Laguna Honda Celebrates 150th Anniversary

Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus with a flu shot

San Francisco celebrates two new family-friendly work policies and 43 employers with its “Healthy Mothers Workplace Award”

New HIV annual report shows San Francisco performing well on all measures
Heading toward zero new infections and deaths, improved linkage to care
Focus on disparities essential for success

Health Department investigating Quinceañera incident Saturday night that sickened 19 people; All patients discharged from hospitals by Monday morning; Edible marijuana candy suspected as cause

San Francisco confirms two new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to 10; Patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States; No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco Public Health Officials urge travelers to take Zika infection prevention measures

San Francisco confirms one new case of Zika virus, bringing total to eight Patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco confirms two new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to seven patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

San Francisco confirms three new cases of Zika virus, bringing total to five patients contracted the virus during travel outside the United States No risk to public health, Zika not circulating in San Francisco

SF Health Department recommends vaccination against Meningococcal disease for HIV-positive people and gay men

San Francisco aims to keep street food safe to eat during Pride weekend

Naloxone decreases the use of emergency room in patients taking opioids for pain

Statement by Barbara Garcia, Director of Health, on the Orlando Shooting Tragedy

Reactions to Traumatic Events

San Francisco Confirms Second Case of Zika Virus

Chinatown Public Health Center Launches Free Cantonese We Can!® Workshops

Statement regarding Zika virus by Dr. Tomas Aragon, San Francisco Health Officer

San Francisco Provides Outreach and Shelter to Hundreds of Homeless People

Statement on Division Street Public Health Notice

Health Department to Strengthen Syringe Cleanup Efforts

Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Names New CEO

Flu Season

Folic Acid Awareness Week

San Francisco’s “Safe Super Bowl 50” includes Safe Food Health Department to Focus on Preventing Unpermitted Mobile Food Vending


Mayor Lee Celebrates Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Flu season is right around the corner - Now is the time to protect yourself against the flu virus

Mayor Ed Lee, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy & Supervisor Julie Christensen Celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in San Francisco

Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center receives major gift from physician donor, Dr. Milka Rols

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

Public Health Officials Offer Tips for Prevention of Mosquitos during Summer Months

Mayor Lee Announces Proposal to Strengthen Health Care Security Ordinance to Improve Health Care Access & Coverage

San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Launches Healthy Beverage Initiative

San Francisco General Hospital Presents - 2015 Summer Fest - Friday June 12th

With Dental Caries at Epidemic Levels in Racial/Ethnic Groups Across San Francisco, Oral Health Group Hosts Mission Meeting

Bay Area nurses invited to join a great team in a beautiful new hospital San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center seeking talented, passionate registered nurses

Department of Public Health patient information involved in security breach

Media briefing on first measles case confirmed in Contra Costa County

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan give $75 million to support San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center

Measles Advisory

Flu Season Has Arrived

National Folic Acid Awareness Week


San Francisco Health Network Announces NEMS Partnership

San Francisco Shigella Increase Sickens Homeless and Non-Homeless Population

Ebola Fact Sheet

Enterovirus D68 Fact Sheet

Enterovirus D68 Press Release

San Francisco Warm Line Provides Free On-Demand Mental Health Support

Laura's Law Offers Option to Family Members

UCSF Independent Review of SFGH's Security Program Completed

UCSF Medical Center Independent Review of SFGH's Security Program

DPH Patient Information Involved in Security Breach

      *This Letter Will be Sent to All Affected Patients

San Francisco Department of Public Health Announces Second Influenza Death


PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE: Food Handler in San Francisco Diagnosed with Hepatitis A - December 24, 2013

Free Screening of Documentary, MisLead: America's Secret Epidemic, Friday, October 25

San Francisco Bridge HIV Observes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, Tuesday, October 15

Public Health and Real Estate Directors Celebrate Grand Reopening of Visitacion Valley Community Facility with New Service Collaborative and Media Advisory

Statements Regarding E. Coli Cases in San Francisco

SF DPH Offers Mental Health Counseling Services for Individuals who Witnessed SFO Airline Crash

San Francisco's Tobacco Sales to Minors Down

Public Health Officials Offer Healthy Tips for Safe Pride Weekend and Fair Season Helpful Hints

Questions & Answers about the changes at Tom Waddell Health Center beginning July 9, 2013

Multi-State Outbreak of Hepatitus A Associated with a Frozen Berry Food Product

Typhoid Fever in Restaurant Worker

Ford's Grocery Grand Re-Opening Celebration - May 2nd, 2013

NIH Discontinues Immunizations in HIV Vaccine Study

Statement Concerning the Laguna Honda Gift Fund

Lead Free Training Classes (in English and Español)

TB Rates in San Francisco on the rise for second year

Bleach-free Disinfection and Sanitizing for Child Care

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
Press Conference and Candlelight March Planned

Bringing Healthy Food to the Bayview

San Francisco Department of Public Health Issues Seasonal Flu Guidelines

Go Folic! Project Distributes Free Vitamins and Folic Acid Fact Sheet


SF Department of Public Health and Police Department Launch Campaign to Slow Down Drivers and Increase Pedestrian Safety

Consider Vaccination to Prevent Meningitis for
Certain San Francisco Men Traveling to New York City

Restaurant Appreciation Month and National Food Day
Mayor and Board of Supervisors Salute Restaurants for Unique Contributions to City

Ribbon Cutting With Mayor Lee at Bridge HIV (formerly HIV Research Section)

San Francisco Reports First Locally Acquired Human Case of West Nile Virus

Civic Center Farmer's Market Celebrates National Fruit and Vegetables Month

San Francisco Readies for West Nile Virus Season

Shape UP SF Portraits of PE Champions Video release

SFDPH to Launch PrEP Demonstration Project for HIV Prevention -
Community Forum Scheduled to Discuss PrEP

Advocates Observe First Global Female Condom Day, September 12, 2012

Network for a Healthy California—Chinese Project
Announces Healthy Champions Star Search 2012 Finalists

Five Rabid Bats Identified in the Lake Merced area in Past Four Months

Big Changes in HIV Research Section of
San Francisco Department of Public Health

Back-to-School Health: SF Giants on Hand to Remind Parents that Immunizations are Required for School Entry

National HIV Testing Day: Get Tested!
New On-line Tool Shows Testing Sites Near You

Department of Public Health Works Towards A Smooth Transition
for Tenderloin Health Clients

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Week
Press Conference and Candlelight March Planned

New Study Says: Not Enough Physical Education in San Francisco Elementary Schools

PE Media Advisory

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Tenderloin Health Closing Doors due to Funding Cuts


National Health & Nutritional Examination Survey (NHANES) Comes to San Francisco

Preventing West Nile Virus

Noted Harvard Neuroscientist to Appear in Series
Says PE Helps Kids Learn

Greg Wagner Selected as CFO for San Francisco Department of Public Health

Free Rapid Oral HIV Testing at Two Walgreens Store Locations, June 22-24

San Francisco's Tobacco Sales to Minors Up Slightly

San Francisco's New TB Cases Drop Below 100 in 2010

Parents can Save $70 on Mandatory Vaccine for kids 7-12 Grades FREE Tdap (pertussis vaccine booster) Clinic tomorrow

New Data Show the Protective Benefit of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Infection is Durable at 144 Weeks

The New Female Condom 2 (FC2) Hits San Francisco

Health Commission Elects New President - Steven Tierney, EdD, Professor and Community Advocate, to Serve in 2011

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Week - Press Conference and Candlelight March Planned.