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Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Section

Program Description

The mission of the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section is to promote the health and well-being of women of childbearing age, infants, children and adolescents who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes by virtue of financial, language or cultural barriers, or mental or physical disabilities by assuring access to health promotion and health care services. These activities include community assessment, planning, evaluation, outreach, advocacy, education, training, and policy development. Clinical health care services include nutrition, reproductive health, dental health, and primary care for children and youth.

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Hours & Contact

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Section
30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 260
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 575-5670

Toll free line for information and referral for health services for San Francisco children, women and teens: 1-800-300-9950 (English, Spanish and Cantonese)
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with voice mail accepting messages after hours.

Director: Mary J. Hansell, Dr.P.H., R.N.


Population Served

Women of childbearing age, infants, children, adolescents, and families.