Youth and children’s prevention and services

Providing a wide range of services to children, youth and families in the community.

Adolescent Health Working Group (AHWG)

Works to ensure that all youth and young adults have unimpeded access to high quality, culturally competent, youth friendly health services. The AHWG recognizes that its mission can only be accomplished by utilizing the collective wisdom, resources, and energy of individuals and public and private agencies that respect the lives of young people. More information online or by calling 415-274-1970 Ext. 0023.

Black Infant Health Program

Working to improve pregnancy outcomes and the health of mothers with children under age 2 through a collation of community providers. Information by calling 415-575-5682.

Child Health & Disability Prevention (CHDP)

The CHDP/EPSDT Unit ensures that every child in our community is evaluated, diagnosed and treated to optimum health. The program provides outreach, community education & information, provider training & monitoring of well child physical exams, case management & referral for follow-up & treatment of diagnosed conditions on the well child physical exams. CHDP funds periodic preventive health assessments, immunizations, vision/hearing, lead tests, lab tests, health education & anticipatory guidance. Information online or by calling 415-575-5700.

Children’s Environmental Health Promotion Program

We promote families having access to: healthy affordable housing free of lead hazards; asthma-safe homes, child care settings and schools, as well as neighborhoods; reduced use of toxic consumer products, disinfectants and pesticides. We further help families by linking them to needed services and provide multilingual education to the public and training for community agencies. Information online or by calling 415-252-3956.

Chinatown Child Development Center (CCDC)

Promotes the social-emotional well being of children, youth and families in San Francisco through comprehensive, culturally appropriate mental health services. Information by calling 415-392-4453.

Community Health Programs for Youth (CHPY)

Provides comprehensive clinical services for youth of all genders aged 12-24 through a network of specialty clinics. Information online or by calling 415-469-4512.

Family Planning

Assuring that family planning benchmarks and best practices are shared with the public and within the clinical services of SFDPH. Information by calling 415-469-4512.

Kid’s Dental Program

Determines the oral health status of kindergarten children in San Francisco’s public schools, identifying those who need treatment and refers them to a dental “home”. This is a collaboration with the private practice community and SFUSD. Information by calling 415-657-1780.

Perinatal Services

Working for improved outcomes of every pregnancy in our community. Information by calling 415-575-5681.

Special Programs for Youth (SPY)

Provides and coordinates comprehensive health services to youth detained at the Juvenile Justice Center and Log Cabin Ranch. Information online or by calling 415-753-7811.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Fetal Infant Mortality Review (SIDS-FIMR)

Collects, analyzes and supports families surrounding deaths of infants and fetuses (>25weeks) in San Francisco. Information by calling 415-575-5680.