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Abuse
Child:
SF Health & Human Svcs
www.sfhsa.org/178.htm
800-856-5553SF Child Abuse Prevention Center
www.sfcapc.org
668-0494Elder:
SF Adult Protective Services
www.sfhsa.org/138.htm
355-6700SF Ombudsman (long-term care facilities)
751-9788Institute on Aging – Elder Abuse Prevention
www.ioaging.org/aging/elder_abuse_sf.html
750-4180

Acupuncture

Institute for Health & Healing
www.cpmc.org/services/ihh/hhc/clinic/tcm.html
600-3503

Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine
www.docmisha.com
861-1101

Quan Yin Healing Arts Center
www.quanyinhealingarts.com
861-4964

American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
www.actcm.edu
282-9603

Addiction / Substance Abuse
Clinics:
BAART – opiate addiction
www.baartprograms.com
863-3883Baker Places
www.bakerplaces.org
864-4655Haight Ashbury Free Clinic
www.hafci.org/substanceabuse.html
221-4211Iris Center (women only)
www.iriscenter.org
864-2364Ohlhoff Recovery Programs
www.ohlhoff.org
677-4543

SF Suicide Prevention
www.sfsuicide.org
Drug/Alcohol Info: 362-3400
Relapse: 834-1144
Programs & Svcs: 984-1900
24 Hour Crisis: 781-0500

St. Luke Addiction & Pharmacology Research Lab
641-3370

Medi-Cal / Uninsured
SFDPH Community Behavioral Health Svcs – Treatment Access Program
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalHlth/TAP
255-3737

Adult Protective Services

www.sfhsa.org/138.htm
557-5230
355-6700 or 800-814-0009 = 24hr hotline

Advanced Health Care Directive

California AHCD form
www.calhospital.org/public/advance-health-care-directive

Aging with Dignity – 5 Wishes document
www.agingwithdignity.org
888-594-7437

Links to other forms & resources
www.cpmc.org/services/ethics/advdir.html

Alcohol / Drug Abuse

- see Addiction

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
Northern California:
www.alz.org/norcal
650-962-8111

Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center
www.nia.nih.gov/Alzheimers
800-438-4380

AlzheimersDisease.Com
www.alzheimersdisease.com

Anger Management (outside scope of what we do)

Haight Ashbury Psychological Svcs
Low-fee clinic
www.hapsclinic.org
221-4211

CPMC Health Psychology
2340 Clay St.
600-3540

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation: info, free exercise videos, magazine
www.arthritis.org

Assistance in General

2·1·1 Bay Area
www.211bayarea.org

Asthma / Allergies

Asthma & Allergy Foundation
www.aafa.org
California Chapter: 800-624-0044

Breathe California
www.breathecalifornia.org
Breathe California – local branch
www.lungsrus.org
408-998-5865

Biofeedback / Stress Management

Biofeedback Institute of San Francisco
www.biofeedbacksf.com
921-6500

Cancer

CPMC Cancer Navigation Services
www.cpmc.org/services/cancer/patient/ca_pt_nav.html
2351 Clay St. #139
600-3081 / 866-975-2673

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
800-227-2345
Support Programs & Services
www.cancer.org/docroot/SHR/SHR_2.asp
Nutrition
www.cancer.org/docroot/MBC/MBC_6.asp
Insurance & Financial assistance
www.cancer.org/docroot/MLT/content/MLT_1x_Medical_Insurance_and_Financial_Assistance_for_the_Cancer_Patient.asp

CancerCare
Support services & groups for anyone affected by cancer
www.cancercare.org
800-813-4673
Financial assistance application
http://www.cancercare.org/pdf/assist_app/financial_assist_app_en.pdf

National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
800-422-6237
Financial assistance
https://cissecure.nci.nih.gov/factsheet/FactSheetSearch8_3.aspx

HICAP
Provides insurance information, primarily to Medicare beneficiaries
www.hicap.org
677-7520 / 800-434-0222

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
Helps locate drug manufacturer’s assistance programs.
www.pparx.org

Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
800-445-8106

California Caregiver Resource Centers:
www.californiacrc.org

Caring Connections
www.caringinfo.org

Medicare info for Caregivers, inc Eldercare Locator
www.medicare.gov/caregivers

HospiceNet
www.hospicenet.org

National Alliance for Caregiving
www.caregiving.org

Respite care:
Institute on Aging – Older Adults Care Management
www.ioaging.org
3330 Geary Blvd.
750-4111

Support Groups:
Eldercare Services
605-A Chenery St.
469-8300

Kimochi
3rd Thursday 1 – 2:30
931-2275

Case Management

2·1·1 Bay Area
www.211bayarea.org

Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center
206-2140

Catholic Charities
www.cccyo.org
406-1150

Curry Senior Center
885-2274

Episcopal Community Svcs / Kip Canon Senior Center
487-3781

Family Service Agency SF
www.fsasf.org
474-7310 x491

Kimochi
931-2275

Institute on Aging
750-4150

Network for Elders
647-5353

Meals on Wheels
920-1110

On Lok Services
888-886-6565

SFHSA – Department of Aging & Adult Services
www.sfhsa.org/385.htm

SF Homeless Outreach Team (HOT Team)
865-5200

SF Senior Center
923-4491

Self Help for the Elderly
677-7593

Seniors at Home (Part of JFCS) Low income/scholarships
www.seniorsathome.org
449-3777

Catholic Charities

www.cccyo.org
972-1200

Celiac Disease

Celiac Sprue Association
www.csaceliacs.org
877-272-4272

CeliacHandbook.com
www.celiachandbook.com

Alison St. Sure’s site re celiac/gluten intolerance
www.surefoodsliving.com

Clinical Trials

NIH clinical trials locator
www.clinicaltrials.gov

PDR
www.pdrhealth.com

Community Services

2·1·1 Bay Area
www.211bayarea.org

Complementary / Alternative Medicine

Institute for Health & Healing
www.cpmc.org/services/ihh

Computer Training

Community Technology Network
www.ctnbayarea.org
553-6623

CPR Training

SF Paramedics
www.sfparamedics.org
543-1161

American Red Cross Bay Area
www.redcrossbayarea.org
427-8000

Safety Training Seminars
www.cprcpr.com
437-1600

for children
www.cpmcbabysteps.org

Dementia

American Geriatric Society Foundation for Health in Aging
www.healthinaging.org/public_education/resources.php

Dental Care

SF Dept of Public Health
Referral resources
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/medSvs/dentalSvcs/dentalSvcs.asp
Clinics:
http://www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/medSvs/dentalSvcs/dentalClinics.asp
Providers:
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/medSvs/dentalSvcs/CHDPDentalRefDirEng.pdf

Denti-Cal (Medi-Cal Dental program)
www.denti-cal.ca.gov/WSI/Default.jsp?fname=Default
800-322-6384
San Francisco provider listing
www.denti-cal.ca.gov/provreferral/SanFrancisco.pdf

University of the Pacific Dental School
www.dental.pacific.edu
929-6400

House Calls:
Blende Dental – house calls & seniors
www.drblende.com
563-4261

Bay Area House Call
www.bahcd.com
800-395-1152

Diabetes

CPMC Diabetes Centers: Cal Campus & St. Luke’s, inc glucose meter training
www.cpmc.org/services/diabetes
600-0506
www.cpmc.org/services/diabetes/stluke.html
641-6826

Disability

Short term (1 year max) is through EDD/California SDI
www.edd.ca.gov/disability
800-480-3287

Long Term
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)
Requires appointment w/ representative for interview and to complete application
www.socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213

Agencies:
SF Human Services Agency (DAAS / DHS)
Housing, healthcare, disability, financial assistance
www.sfhsa.org/DAAS.htm
355-6700

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Episcopal Community Svcs at Canon Kip Senior Center & 17 outstations
www.ecs-sf.org/programs/adrc.html
487-3370

Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF)
www.ilrcsf.org
543-6222

Benefits:
Disability Benefits 101 – California
Info on calculators, life situations, income support, health coverage, etc
www.disabilitybenefits101.org

Disability¶gov
www.disabilityinfo.gov

Social Security
www.ssa.gov/disability

Disabled Community
www.disabledcommunity.org
508-6130

Disability Rights California
www.disabilityrightsca.org
800-776-5746

Consumer Rights for Community Living (SF)
www.crclsf.org
703-0286

DNR / Do Not Resucitate / POLST

Choose the newer, more detailed POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) form or the standard DNR. Both forms are found here:
http://www.emsa.ca.gov/pubs/default.asp

Domestic Violence

San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium
www.dvcpartners.org

    • 24/7

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
www.cpedv.org
800-524-4765

Donate Body to Science

Contact the Curator’s office at a medical school nearby. The 3 in our region are:
UCSF Willed Body Program
http://anatomy.ucsf.edu/WBP/index.html
476-1981
Stanford: 650-723-2404
UC Davis:916-734-9560

Drug / Alcohol Abuse
- see Addiction
Eating Disorders

APTED: Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders
www.aptedsf.com
931-6090

National Eating Disorders Association
www.edap.org
800-931-2237

End of Life / Palliative Care

Growth House – resources
www.growthhouse.org/

Eye
– see Vision
Financial Assistance

SF Department of Aging & Adult Services/Human Services Agency
HSA administers federal, state & local programs w/ links to other programs
www.sfhsa.org/159.htm

SF County Adult Assistance Program
www.sfhsa.org/171.htm
558-1000

SF Human Services Agency
Community Living Fund (fund of last resort to remain in home)
www.sfhsa.org/388.htm
557-5230

Financial Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of San Francisco
www.cccssf.org
800-777-7526

National Foundation for Credit Counseling
www.nfcc.org

Flu

Flu Information line:
554-2681

SFDPH Communicable Disease Control & Prevention
www.sfcdcp.org
Bay Area 3·1·1

Sutter VNA: clinics in Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
800-698-1273

Food

Bay Area 2·1·1
www.211.bayarea.org

SF Food Bank
www.sffoodbank.org
Bay Area 2·1·1

Food pantries & meals
www.freeprintshop.org

Food stamps:
SF Human Services Agency
www.sfhsa.org
558-1001 for eligibility

California DSS program
www.dss.cahwnet.gov/foodstamps
877-847-3663

Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
www.fns.usda.gov/snap

Grief Counseling / Bereavement

For those with a spiritual tradition, check to see if there is a local consolation ministry or grief group.

Counseling & Groups:
Catholic Charities
www.cccyo.org/programs/counseling.php
564-7882

HAND (Neonatal death prebirth through 1st year)
www.handsupport.org
282-7330

Hospice by the Bay
www.hospicebythebay.org
SF/Marin: 526-5900
Sonoma: 707-931-7299

Institute on Aging
www.ioaging.org/aging/grief_counseling_sf.html
750-4111

Jewish Family & Children’s Services:
www.jfcs.org/services/individuals-couples/counseling-consultation
449-2907

SF Suicide Prevention (suicide grief)
www.sfsuicide.org
288-7109

Sutter VNA & Hospice
www.suttervnaandhospice.org/support/
600-0467 or 600-0468

Zen Hospice
www.zenhospice.org
863-2910

Resources:
Growth House
www.growthhouse.org/death.html

Hospice Net
www.hospicenet.org/index.html

Health Care: Uninsured
– see Uninsured
Health Information Resources

CPMC Healthwise Knowledgebase
www.cpmc.org/learning

MedlinePlus: Health topics, medications, organizations
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthtopics.html
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/organizations/orgbytopic_a.html

Mayo Clinic
www.mayoclinic.com

Merck Source w/ Merck Manual
www.mercksource.com

Aetna with Harvard Medical School as content partner
www.intelihealth.com

US Department of Health & Human Services
www.healthfinder.gov

Women’s Health, Dept of Health & Human Services
www.4woman.gov

UpToDate: Evidence-based, peer-reviewed information source
www.uptodate.com/patients/index.html

Health Information – Other Languages

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
http://nnlm.gov/outreach/consumer/multi.html

SPIRAL (Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages)
http://spiral.tufts.edu

Health Insurance

General info:
Foundation for Health Coverage Education / US Uninsured Help Line
www.coverageforall.org
800-234-1317

HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program)
Medicare & other insurance counseling
www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP/sanfrancisco.html
677-7600 / 800-434-0222

California Office of the Patient Advocate
www.opa.ca.gov
888-466-2219

Patient Advocate Foundation
www.patientadvocate.org
800-532-5274

Insurance plans / quotes:
E-Insure Services
www.einsurance.com
866-941-3794

Go Health Insurance
888-250-3409

Insurance options for laid-off workers:
Cobra information:
US Department of Labor
www.dol.gov
866-487-2365

www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/aboutdph/doingBusDPH/hlthInsOptions/HlthInsOpsEng.pdf

Legal assistance:
Bay Area Legal Aid – help w/ access to health care for low-income clients
www.baylegal.org/client-services/health-care-access/
354-6360

Pre-existing Condition / Major Risk Medical Insurance Program:
State program incorporating 1st element of new federal health law
www.pcip.ca.gov
877-428-5060

Public programs:
San Francisco Health Plan (SFHP)
City sponsored health insurance plan providing medical care to lower-income residents
4 programs: Medi-Cal, Healthy Families, Healthy Kids, & *Healthy San Francisco (not ins)
www.sfhp.org
547-7818

Healthy San Francisco:
Not an insurance plan – a health access program for uninsured SF residents for basic & ongoing care primarily through SF Dept of Health clinics, including SF General & SF Community Clinic Consortium clinics
www.healthysanfrancisco.org
615-4500 or San Francisco 3·1·1

CPMC Patient Financial Assistance Program (Charity care)
www.cpmc.org/services/pfs.html
600-7280 or email cpmcpfsbill@sutterhealth.org

Health Screenings
Blood pressure
Community Health Resource Center
Free Drop-in 3rd Fridays 1–2 p.m.
2100 Webster St. Suite 100Free BP screening available at all fire stations on a drop-in basis:
MWF: 4 – 6:00 pm
SatSu: 1 – 3:00 pm
Locations: www.sfgov.org/site/sffd_page.asp?id=57819Bone Density:
CPMC Women’s Health Resource Center
By appointment: 600-0500 $30Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening:
National Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (low cost)
www.cdc.gov/cancer/NBCCEDP
800-511-2300


Diabetes:
SF Free Clinic – daily: 10–12:00 arrive fasting free
www.sffc.org
750-9894

Skin Cancer Screening:
American Academy of Dermatology database of free screenings
www.aad.org/public/exams/screenings/index.html

Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Association of America
www.hearingloss.org
Hearing Loss Association of California
www.hearinglossca.org

Hepatitis B & C

CPMC Liver Clinic
2340 Clay St. 3rd Floor
Free screening: Drop in anytime
Hep B vaccination: Wednesdays 4 – 5:30

Hep B Free
www.sfhepbfree.org

HCV Advocate
www.hcvadvocate.org

HICAP

Medicare and other insurance advice and counseling
www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP/sanfrancisco.html
677-7600 or 800-434-0222

Hip Replacement

CPMC Total Hip Replacement PreOp Patient Education Class
2nd & 4th Mondays 9 – 11 a.m.
Registration: 600-1855

HIV / AIDS

San Francisco AIDS Foundation
www.sfaf.org
487-3000

AIDS Housing Alliance
www.aidshousingalliancesf.org
552-3242

Home Care Providers

(see Seniors & Resources & hardcopy pamphlets for more)

Aunt Ann’s Home Care
www.auntanns.com
974-3530

Irish Help at Home
www.irishhelpathome.com
759-0520

Home Instead Senior Care
www.homeinstead.com
441-6490 or 866-996-1087

Seniors at Home
www.seniorsathome.org
449-3777

Sutter Care at Home
www.suttervnaandhospice.org
600-0400 or 800-698-1273

Homeless Resources

Human Services Agency of SF
www.sfhsa.org/76.htm

SF Homeless Outreach Team
www.sf311.org
Bay Area 3·1·1

San Francisco Homeless Resource
www.sfhomeless.net

Hospice
Facilities:
CPMC Coming Home Hospice
www.cpmc.org/services/chh/index.html#Contact%20us
861-1110Hospice by the Bay
www.hospicebythebay.org
626-5900Sutter VNA & Hospice
www.suttervnaandhospice.org/locations/locations_SanFrancisco.html
600-0460Zen Hospice
www.zenhospice.org/
913-7682

Resources:
Hospice Net
www.hospicenet.org

Hospice Foundation of America
www.hospicefoundation.org/
800-331-1620

Hotel / Accommodations for Patience & Family

CPMC patients: Hotel Kabuki w/ shuttle service
614-5423, identify as CPMC patient & request “special patient room rate”
www.cpmc.org/visiting/guide/lodging1.html

Family Link
Visitors / caregivers (no patients) for those with AIDS, also cancer, life-threatening disease, awaiting organ donation transplant
www.thefamilylink.com
703-9050

Others: See CPMC Lodging Guide in N:\Social Work

House Cleaning

Cleanerific (JFCS)
www.cleanerific.org
820-7230

Self Help for the Elderly
www.selfhelpelderly.org/services/house_cleaning
677-7618

Housing

Bay Area 2·1·1

AIDS Housing Alliance
552-3242
www.aidshousingalliancesf.org

Self-Help for the Elderly site monthly listing of Bay Area affordable & low-income housing wait list opportunities
http://www.selfhelpelderly.org/services/social_services/index.php#housing

Immunization
– see Vaccination/Immunization
Job Loss / Search
– see Unemployment
Knee Replacement & Rehabilitation

CPMC PreOp Patient Education Class – Total Knee Replacement
1st & 3rd Mondays 9 – 11 a.m.
Registration: 600-1855

Overview:
www.cpmc.org/health/healthinfo/index.cfm?section=healthinfo&page=article&sgml_id=aa14776
Outpatient rehab:
www.cpmc.org/services/outpatientrehab/programs/documents/muscu.html

Legal Services

Bay Area 2·1·1
www.211.bayarea.org

Bay Area Legal Aid – free legal hotline to qualified low-income residents
www.baylegal.org
354-6360

Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center
www.las-elc.org
864-8208

Legal Assistance to the Elderly
www.laesf.org
538-3333

Resources:
Bar Association SF – Lawyer referral & Information Service – low cost
www.sfbar.org/lawyerreferrals
989-1616

Law Help California
www.lawhelpcalifornia.org

Meals – Congregate & Delivery

Referral lines: Home-delivered meals
18-59 Institute on Aging 750-4150 x324
60+ Dept of Aging & Adult Svcs 355-6700, 5

Congregate & Senior Meal program locator
www.MealCall.org

Meals on Wheels – 60+ w/ chronic disability
www.mowsf.org
920-1111

Meals that Heal (Salvation Army) – senior congregate meal sites
440-4325

Kimochi – homebound seniors
www.kimochi-inc.org
931-2275

Project Open Hand
www.openhand.org
HIV/AIDS, breast Ca & under 60 home-bound or critically ill: 800-551-6325
Senior congregate meals: 447-2300

Self-Help for the Elderly – homebound seniors
www.selfhelpelderly.org
677-7600

Mediation / Conflict Resolution

Community Boards – low cost mediation & facilitation
www.communityboards.org
920-3820

Medical Equipment

Home Cares – nonprofit recyclers who collect & distribute for free
www.homecares.org
487-5405

Medical Supply Stores

Abel Medical
www.ableforlife.com
448 Clement St.
831-2228

ITC Medical Supplies
www.itcmedical.com
4373 Geary Blvd. & 1235 Noriega St.
387-7100

Round Medical
www.roundmedical.com
1712 Divisadero St.
440-0444

Royal Medical Supply
www.royalmedsupply.com
1024 Mission St.
321-8995

Medi-Cal (Medicaid)

California’s Medicaid program for low income individuals and families:
www.dhcs.ca.gov/Pages/default.aspx
SF Medi-Cal Health Connection – provides all assistance needed
1440 Harrison St.
863-9892

Medicare

Medicare.gov – comprehensive information on plans, benefits, finding care facilities, etc.
www.medicare.gov
Publications available:
http://www.medicare.gov/Publications/Search/SearchCriteria.asp?version=default&browser=IE%7C6%7CWin2000&Language=English&pagelist=Home&comingFrom=13

HICAP – Medicare & other insurance counseling
www.cahealthadvocates.org/HICAP
677-7600 / 800-434-0222

Medications

Info:
MedlinePlus – drug, herb & supplement info
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginformation.html

PDR – prescription, OTC, herbals & supplement info
www.pdrhealth.com

Recycling:
SF County Household Hazardous Waste – will send free mailer to mail in medication
www.sunsetscavenger.com
330-1405

Mental Health
Clinics – Sliding Scale & Low Fee:
CIIS Counseling Centers
www.ciis.edu/about_ciis/counseling_centers.html
575-6100Haight Ashbury Psychological Services
www.hapsclinic.org
221-4211Marina Counseling Center
www.marinacounseling.com
563-2137SF Center for Psychoanalysis
www.sf-cp.org/services/public-services/23.html
563-5815

Westside Community Services
www.westside-health.org
355-0311

Women’s Community Clinic
www.womenscommunityclinic.org
379-7800

Counseling
CPMC Outpatient Mental Health Clinic
600-3247
www.cpmc.org/services/mental-hlth.html

CPMC Health Psychology – psychology issues connected w/ medical illness
600-3540
$125 (& non-published sliding scale)

Peggy Chin-Ortiz, PsyD
(Medicare & other ins; Mandarin)
842 California St.
869-2895

Nicole Sucre, Psy.D.
1700 Pierce St.
925-482-5472

Individual & Family support:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.namisf.org
905-6264

What a Difference
www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov

Medi-Cal/SF Health Plan:
SF-DPH Community Behavioral Health Services
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/mentalHlth/CBHS
255-3737

Resources:
Mental Health Association of San Francisco
www.mha-sf.org
421-2926

Network of Care for Behavioral Health
www.sanfrancisco.networkofcare.org/mh/home/index.cfm

Seniors:
Family Service Agency SF
www.fsasf.org/svc_senior.html
474-7310

Institute on Aging
www.ioaging.org
750-4111

Ombudsman

SF Human Services Agency – Ombudsman Program
www.sfhsa.org/401.htm
751-9788

National Long-term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
www.ltcombudsman.org

Organ & Tissue Donation

California Transplant Donor Network
www.ctdn.org
888-570-9400

Outpatient Services – CPMC

List of outpatient clinics offered through CPMC
www.cpmc.org/services/outpatient/

Patient Advocacy

California Office of the Patient Advocate
www.opa.ca.gov/healthcare/resources/find-local-help.aspx

Pediatric / Adolescent Health

SFDPH – services, disability, etc.
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oprograms/MCH

Physician – Finding

CPMC Physician Referral
www.cpmc.org/providersearch
888-637-2762

Brown & Toland Physician referral
www.brownandtoland.com
800-225-5637

San Francisco Medical Society – member listings only
www.sfms.org

Pool / Aquatic Programs (Public)

CPMC Community Aquatics Program
www.cpmc.org/services/outpatientrehab/programs/documents/aquatic.html
600-1511

The Janet Pomeroy Center
www.janetpomeroy.org
665-4100

Power of Attorney

There are varied circumstances with differing requirements for which a power of attorney may be designated, and it is therefore recommended one create a special or limited POA (Power of Attorney) rather than a general POA. A good source of information is:
www.nolo.com

No recommendations are made for this free general form:
www.free-legal-document.com/free-power-of-attorney-form.html

Prescription Medication Assistance

Needy Meds – PAPs, coupons, listings by med/disease, state & federal programs, application forms
www.needymeds.org

American Cancer Society – Info on prescription drug assistance programs
www.cancer.org/docroot/MIT/content/MIT_3_2x_Prescription_Drug_Assistance_Programs.asp

Rx Assist
www.rxassist.org/default.cfm

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
www.pparx.org
888-477-2669

Bay Area Drug Card – medication discounts:
www.bayareadrugcard.com
271-7110

Pfizer medications:
www.pfizerhelpfulanswers.com
866-706-2400

55 & older:
www.benefitscheckup.org

Medicare or eligible:
www.medicare.gov

Medicare Part D:
www.maprx.info
800-medicare

Together RX Access – w/o Medicare, no drug coverage, low income:
www.together-rxaccess.com
800-4444106

Assistance for those with insurance (disease specific):
www.healthwellfoundation.org

Pulmonary Disease

Caring Voice Coalition
www.caringvoice.org
888-267-1440

Seniors / Resources
Abuse:
Adult Protective Services
www.sfhsa.org/138.htm
557-5230 / 800-814-0009Activities:
Self Help for the Elderly
www.selfhelpelderly.org
677-7600SF Senior Center
www.sfsenior.com
Aquatic Park: 775-1866
Downtown: 771-7950SFHSA Senior Centers & Clubs
www.sfhsa.org/131.htm

Advocacy:
Planning for Elders
www.planningforelders.org
703-0188

Senior Action Network
www.sfsan.org
543-1333

Benefits:
National Council on Aging tool to find benefits available:
www.benefitscheckup.org

AARP tool:
www.benefitscheckup.org/aarpkeybenefits

Caregiving – see above

Case management:
Institute on Aging – Multipurpose Senior Service Program
www.ioaging.org/services/mssp_home_care_manager_sf.html
750-4150

Geriatric Care Management:
Institute on Aging
www.ioaging.org
750-4111

Senior Alternatives
www.bayareaseniorcare.com
888-451-4290

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
www.caremanager.org
520-881-8008

Eldercare Services
www.eldercareanswers.com
469-8300

Home Help / Nursing Home Agency Locators:
California Association for Health Services at Home www.cahsah.org/index.php?p=agency_vendor_locator
916-641-5795

Cal.QualityCare.org
www.calqualitycare.org

Medicare Find & Compare
www.medicare.gov/nhcompare/home.asp

Home Care – Agency Providers:
Aunt Ann’s
www.auntanns.com
974-3530

Eldercare Services
www.eldercareanswers.com
469-8300 and offices also in East and North Bay

Home Instead Senior Care
www.homeinstead.com
441-6490

Irish Help at Home
www.irishhelpathome.com
759-0520

National Private Duty Association
www.privatedutyhomecare.org

Self Help for the Elderly
www.selfhelpelderly.org
677-7600

Seniors at Home (Part of JFCS – low income)
www.seniorsathome.org/
449-3777

Sutter VNA
www.suttervnaandhospice.org
800-698-1273

Catholic Charities
www.cccyo.org
334-5555

Home care – low income:
SF In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority (IHSS)
www.sfihsspa.org
243-4477

Resources:
CA Department of Aging
www.aging.ca.gov
800-510-2020

Family Caregiver Alliance
www.caregiver.org
434-3388

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly – for isolated & “family-less” people in SF
www.littlebrotherssf.org
771-7957

SF Adult Day Services Network – low cost alternatives to nursing homes
www.sfadultday.org
808-7371

SF Human Services Agency
www.sfhsa.org/DAAS.htm
355-6700

SF Network of Support for Community Living
www.sanfrancisco.networkofcare.org/aging/home/index.cfm

US Dept. of Health & Human Services
www.eldercare.gov
800-677-1116

Resource Catalogs – housing & services:
Senior Citizens Directory
www.seniorcitizensdirectory.com

Senior Alternatives
www.alternativesforseniors.com

New Lifestyles
www.newlifestyles.com

Resource Centers:
Institute on Aging
www.ioaging.org
751-4111

Kimochi
www.kimochi-inc.org
931-2294

Resource Info:
Planning for Elders Senior Survival sheets – inc paratransit
www.planningforelders.org/index.php?s=9

Transitional Care (Hospital to Home):
AgeSong – Short-term & respite stays
www.agesong.com
318-8670

Transitional Care Network
www.sfsenior.com/programs_and_services.htm
923-4491

Skilled Nursing

SkilledNursingFacilities.org
www.skillednursingfacilities.org/directory/ca

Smoking Cessation
Groups:
California Smoker’s Helpline
www.californiasmokershelpline.org
800-662-8887 (1-800-No-Butts)Online Programs:
Freedom from Smoking
www.ffsonline.orgSmokefree.gov
www.smokefree.govSmoke Stoppers
www.smokestoppers.com

Resources:
Other resources for why to quit, preparing, quitting & staying quit
www.cancer.org/docroot/PED/content/PED_10_13X_Guide_for_Quitting_Smoking.asp
www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking
www.lungusa.org
www.quitsmoking.about.com
www.whyquit.org
www.4woman.gov/QuitSmoking/index.cfm

Social Security

Social Security Administration
www.socialsecurity.gov
800-772-1213 SF Region
www.ssa.gov/sf

STD / STI Testing

Planned Parenthood
www.plannedparenthood.org/shasta-pacific
821-1282

SFDPH City Clinic – drop in
www.sfcityclinic.org
487-5500 356 7th Street

SFHIV
www.sfhiv.org

UCSF-AHP – free HIV, rectal chlamydia, oral/rectal gonorrhea testing
www.ucsf-ahp.org
476-3902

Substance Abuse
– see Addiction
Suicide Prevention

SF Suicide Prevention
www.sfsuicide.org
781-0500

Institute on Aging – Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention
www.ioaging.org/services/cesp_suicide_prevention_help.html
750-4111 / 877-750-4111

Taxi Vouchers
- See Transportation: SF Paratransit
TB Testing

SFDPH Adult Immunization & Travel Clinic
www.sfcdcp.org/aitc
554-2625 101 Grove St. #102 Drop-in

SFDPH District Health Center sites:
Call ahead
www.sftbc.org
www.sfdph.org/dph/files/TBdocs/AlternateTBTestSites11202006.pdf

Transportation Providers

Allied Medical Transport – will do stairs for wheelchair bound
www.alliedmedicaltransport.com
931-1400

Ambu-Trans, Inc
931-3036

GWART (Get Well Ambulance Rapid Transit)
379-9972

King Ambulance
931-1400

Medsam Transportation
www.medsamtransportation.com
561-0630

MV Transportation
468-4300

ProTransport Ambulance Co.
292-1400

SilverRide
www.silverride.com

SilverRide w/ Aunt Ann’s caregiver escort
974-3530

Taxi – Virtually all taxi companies have ramp access for wheelchairs
CHRC has no access to taxi vouchers

SF Paratransit
Applicant must be unable to independently use public transit some or all of the time due to disability or health-related condition. Application required.
www.sfparatransit.com
351-7000

Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly
Emergency program of last resort for those 60+ & unable to drive or take Paratransit or taxis alone – maximum 1 roundtrip/4 one-way per year
www.littlebrotherssf.org
771-7957 x101

CPMC Transfer Center – facility to facility
Sophia Hall, manager
6-7450 or HallSE@sutterhealth.org

Travel Clinic

SF Department of Public Health
www.sfcdcp.org/aitc
554-2500

Unemployment / Job Loss / Search

Bay Area 2·1·1
www.211.bayarea.org

Booklet “Help for Hard Times”
www.211bayarea.org/pdfs/HelpforHardTimes.pdf

Unemployment insurance:
www.edd.ca.gov
800-300-5616

Coaching, resume, interview, job skills – open to everyone:
SF County One Stop Career Link Centers – 8 centers for jobseekers
www.sfgov.org/onestopsf

GraceWorks
Job search & career transition @ Grace Cathedral
www.gracecathedral.org/cathedral-life/communities/graceworks
749-6300

Jewish Vocational Services
www.jvs.org
391-3600

Uninsured – Health Care

SF Community Clinic Consortium
www.sfccc.org
355-2222

San Francisco Free Clinic
www.sffc.org
750-9894

Women’s Community Clinic
www.womenscommunityclinic.org
379-7800

Urgent / Acute Care

UCSF Ambulatory Care Center
www.ucsfhealth.org/clinics/screening_and_acute_care
353-2602 400 Parnassus Ave. Ground floor
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 8pm; Saturdays & most holidays: 8am – 4pm

SFDPH Community Health Network: Family Health Center
www.sfdph.org/dph/comupg/oservices/medSvs/SFGH/SFGHFamilyHlthCtr.asp
206-5252 995 Potrero Ave.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm; Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 9pm

San Francisco Urgent Care – locator
www.sanfranciscourgentcare.com

Vaccination / Immunization

SFDPH – Adult Immunization & Travel Clinic
www.sfcdcp.org/aitc
554-2625 101 Grove St. #102 Drop-in

Walgreens & other pharmacies, Safeways
Immunizations:
Flu, shingles, pneumonia, HPV, tetanus/diphtheria/pertussis, Hep A & B, chickenpox, measles/mumps/rubella
Vaccinations:
Encephalitis, polio, rabies, typhoid & yellow fever

Vision
Eye Exam (free):
California Vision Foundation (part of Vision USA) – qualified low-income/uninsured
www.californiavision.org
800-877-5738Eye Care America – qualified seniors
www.eyecareamerica.org
877-887-6327Glaucoma Screening:
www.glaucoma.org/learn/free_glaucoma_s.phpResources:
Lighthouse for the Blind & Visually Impaired
www.lighthouse-sf.org
431-1481

National Association for Visually Handicapped
www.navh.org
212-889-3141

Prevent Blindness America
www.preventblindness.org/about/affiliates.html
800-331-2020

Vitamin / Mineral / Supplement Fact Sheets
Volunteer Programs

SF Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
www.volunteerinfo.org

HandsOn Bay Area
www.handsonbayarea.org
541-9616

The Volunteer Center SF
www.thevolunteercenter.net
982-8999

Volunteer Match
www.volunteermatch.org

One Brick
www.onebrick.org

Weight Loss

SparkPeople
www.sparkpeople.com

Weight Information Network (WIN)
www.win.niddk.nih.gov

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