Let’s Talk: COVID-19 and Accessing Resources (Bay Area)

Published on April 10th, 2020

Social distancing guidelines have meant that many health centers have had to reduce services or shift to virtual services for the time being. Because sometimes you may need the support of a medical provider, below you will find a list of adolescent-serving clinics that are still providing in-person or virtual services to young people during this time. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

It is also critical that you know what you can expect when you seek out care. Each region has different laws about what minors (young people under 18) can access without their parents’ or guardians’ knowledge/permission. To know what the Minors’ Rights are in the Bay Area, click here.

Bay Area—including San Francisco, East Bay, and South Bay

  • East Bay:
    • La Clinica
      • Care during COVID: Primarily virtual/phone appointments; in-person may be possible. Free or reduced cost.
      • Address: Locations in Oakland and San Leandro are open; get up-to-date details by calling 541-535-6239
      • Phone number: 541-535-6239
    • Telegraph Clinics (UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland)
      • Care during COVID: Call first for up-to-date information on services and visit options. Free/reduced cost available. 
      • Address: 5400 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609 (call first)
      • Phone number: (510) 428-3387
      • Hours: Mon – Fri 1pm-5pm; Tues also 8:30am-noon
  • San Francisco:
    • New Generation Health Center
      • Care during COVID: Open for phone appointments, including providing prescriptions (i.e. Emergency Contraception/Plan B).  Can provide you with a referral if you need to be seen in person by a provider.
      • Phone number: 541-535-6239
      • Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (phone only)
  • South Bay:
    • Teen and Young Adult Clinic (Center for Adolescent Health at Stanford)
      • Care during COVID: The Teen and Young Adult Clinic provides comprehensive medical services for young people ages 12-26. Virtual visits may be available. Free for those under 18 with no insurance.
      • Address: 1195 West Fremont Avenue Sunnyvale, CA, 94087 (call first to make an appointment)
      • Phone number: (650) 497-2701
      • Hours: Varies; by appointment.

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