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Southeast Health Center


About Us

The Southeast Health Center (SEHC) opened in November 1979. Since that time, it has evolved from a stand alone community based clinic into a federally qualified health center (FQHC). Today as one of the primary care clinics within the Community Health Network, SEHC provides preventive and public health based services in addition to primary care.

Southeast Health Center
2401 Keith Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 671-7000

Where We Serve

The clinic is located in the Bayview Hunter’s Point (BVHP) district. BVHP is one of the most isolated and underserved neighborhoods of San Francisco. After the naval shipyard closed in 1974 and became a designated Superfund site in 1994, many BVHP residents lost their jobs. With unemployment levels increasing and cost of living rising, residents had to choose between moving or living in poverty. With 21.7% of BVHP’s 33,170 residents below the poverty line in 2001, poverty remains a major issue in the area.1

Who We Serve

SEHC has provided health services for BVHP residents for nearly 30 years. We strive to serve the medically underserved population of the community, which include a large and growing homeless population and many other residents who:

Live below the poverty line

Face a high unemployment rate

Live in substandard housing conditions

Have limited access to affordable, fresh, and healthy foods

Have limited access to health care services

Overview of Services

To meet the specific needs of BVHP residents, SEHC provides primary and specialty health services, offers special services and programs such as the Healthy Food Pantry program, and advocates for new services.

Specifically, SEHC provides medical care, psychosocial care, adult and children’s dental services, HIV/AIDS treatment, breast health care, prenatal services, vision care, and other services for patients on an ongoing basis. The clinic also provides drop-in services for patients with acute needs. Please visit “Our Services” page for more information.


3rd Street Youth Center & Clinic
Bayview Hunter’s Point Foundation
Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA)
Center Of Excellence (COE): The Southeast Partnership for Health
Health & Environmental Resource Center (HERC)
Samoan Community Development Center
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
University of California, San Francisco
360: The Positive Care Center
Department of Family & Community Medicine

1. Community Health Assessment: Building a Healthier San Francisco, December 2004 

Please call 9-1-1 if this is a medical emergency. Please call San Francisco General Hospital at (628) 206-8000 for general information.

For issues or questions other than medically related, you may email the Department of Public Health.