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Flu Season is Here: Get your annual flu vaccine now!

With COVID-19 and flu season overlapping, it is more important than ever to get a flu vaccine.   Everyone ages 6 months and older should get their flu vaccine this fall.  The flu vaccine protects everyone’s health — it prevents individuals from getting sick, limits the spread of flu from person to person, and reduces the chance of hospitalization.

Flu vaccines are widely available at doctors’ offices, clinics, and pharmacies. To find a flu vaccine at a location near you, visit the Vaccine Finder or check the list of San Francisco Department of Public Health locations offering free or low-cost flu vaccinations for the public.

For more information on influenza including information for providers, visit our influenza home page.

In addition to getting a flu shot, help protect yourself and your loved ones by:

  • wearing your mask
  • coughing or sneezing into a tissue or your elbow or arm
  • washing your hands regularly with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • staying at home if you are sick


Opioid Overdose Facts

Our work in the community is informed by harm reduction principles, which are proven to help save lives. For a long time, getting life-saving naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs has helped us weather the nationwide opioid crisis without an overall increase in overdose deaths. Fentanyl has changed this trend. A powerful opioid, fentanyl is hard to reverse when someone overdoses. It often requires many doses of naloxone. In the face of this challenge, DPH will continue expanding access to naloxone and to treatment. Learn more:

Substance Use Trends in San Francisco

DPH has a new tool to make substance use treatment more accessible, and make it easier to find a bed. Click FindTreatmentSF to learn more.



Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

The San Francisco Department of Public Health strongly endorses the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for at-risk HIV-uninfected populations. Click on the links below for more information about PrEP:








Food Security Report

Read the 2019 Assessment of Food Security in San Francisco issued by the San Francisco Food Security Task Force. Learn about the vulnerable members of our community, the health impacts of food insecurity, and what is needed to ensure that all San Franciscans are food secure.

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Join the Food Security Task Force. We believe that a healthy food system in San Francisco is possible for everyone, and we ask you to join us to make this a reality.


Black/African American Health Report

The Black/African American Health Initiative (B/AAHI) has issued its Report on the Health of Black/African Americans in San Francisco. Although San Franciscans are healthier than Americans in many other parts of the country, Black/African American (B/AA) San Franciscans, have persistently had poorer health than their fellow residents.

Based on the most recent data, Black and African American infants are five times more likely than White infants to die before their first birthday. This health disparity continues through adulthood. Life expectancy for Black/African Americans is the lowest of all race/ethnicities in San Francisco. A B/AA resident could expect to live 72 years nearly 10 years less than White, Asian, and Latino residents who can expect to live into their 80s.

To obtain a copy of the report or to get additional information about BAAHI and its activities, please email:

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Get your healthcare through the SF Health Network

The San Francisco Health Network is a community of top-rated clinics, hospitals and programs operated by the Health Department.

If you have Medi-Cal, you may be able to get care at one of our clinics.


Most popular DPH Files and Reports

San Francisco Mental Health Plan – Private Practitioner Provider Network

Mental Health Provider Directory

Integrated Surveillance Report for Communicable Diseases

Birth and Death Certificates

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (WIC)

Health Commission

The Health Commission holds two committee meetings in addition to its twice-a-month regular meeting. These two meetings are the Finance & Planning Committee and the Community & Public Health Committee. Others include the Joint Conference Committees for Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital.


Video of the full Health Commission meetings can be found on SFGovTV.

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EMT & Paramedic Certification & Accreditation

EMS System Policies & Protocols

CADDiE Pilot Program Public Comment

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