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Health Services

In the ever-changing landscape of health services, GLIDE continues to innovate to meet the growing needs of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Powered by our dedicated staff, community supporters, and creative partnerships, GLIDE has modified and expanded essential services to address rising unemployment, food insecurity and other vulnerabilities among unhoused and extremely-low-income people. Stepped up efforts across GLIDE’s family services, meals distribution, harm reduction outreach, integrated case management and violence prevention programs are helping thousands of individuals and families through a deeply precarious and challenging time, while also helping them establish foundations for meaningful change.

Offering free COVID-19 vaccines, boosters, and healthcare services

The San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH) and GLIDE, working together with other community partners, have established the Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE, a free walk-thru healthcare testing site operating outside near GLIDE’s entrance at 330 Ellis Street.


Latest Update, February 29, 2024

Below is information on where you can go to get a vaccine until the next vaccine clinic opens again here at Glide:

https://www.vaccines.gov/search/ – COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ – Flu Vaccines

Locations to receive COVID-19 and/or flu vaccines that are free  for people without insurance:

You can also call MyTurn at 1-833-422-4255 to make an appointment at a near location.


Vaccine clinic has all vaccines available. (COVID-Moderna and Pfizer, Flu, MPOX, and Paxlovid(Test2Treat)) 

Clinic begins Thursdays 12pm-4pm in the new Hub 2nd container. 
  • Registration is available both on site Thursdays in Hub from 12pm-3:30pm or  anytime online at CDPH-My Turn https://myturn.ca.gov/. COVID vaccine is available for ages 12+ no ID required but helps to fill in information. Parental Consent needed for ages 12-17. Vaccine clinic offers Pfizer, Moderna, Flu, MPOX and Paxlovid(Test to Treat).

List of eligilibity requirements, if applicable:
COVID-19: Everyone ages 6 months and older should receive an updated COVID-19 vaccine. Children ages 6mos-4yrs should complete a multi-dose initial series that includes at least 1 dose of the updated vaccine.NOTE: People who are immunocompromised are up to date if they have received a 3-dose initial series that includes at least 1 updated dose and can stay up to date with 1 or more additional updated doses.*People who have received any COVID-19 vaccine in the past only need 1 dose of updated Novavax vaccine.Please talk to your healthcare provider if you have questions. Lean more about COVID/Flu/MPOX here.

FLU: Everyone 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every season. People who should not get the flu vaccine include children younger than 6 months and people with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any ingredient(s) in the vaccine.Talk with your health care provider to help determine whether vaccination is appropriate for you.

MPOX: Any person who may be at risk for Mpox infection or would like to get vaccinated may receive the mpox vaccine. People who are at higher risk for mpox or its health complications are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to decrease the spread of mpox and reduce the chance of serious illness or death. Get the vaccine if you:

·         Are a gay, bisexual, or other same-gender loving man who has sex with men or are transgender, gender non-binary, or gender-diverse.

·         Have had sexual or intimate contact with someone who may have mpox. Get vaccinated as soon as possible after exposure, regardless of your sexual or gender identity.

AND if you, in the last 6 months, have had or expect to have:

·         One or more sexually transmitted infections

·         A weakened immune system because of another illness, like HIV

·         Sexual or intimate contact with a person who is at risk of mpox

·         Anonymous sexual or intimate contact, or more than one sexual partner

Paxlovid  (test to treat): COVID-19 medications are recommended for most adults and some teens. Everyone 12 years and older who has symptoms and tests positive for COVID-19 should seek evaluation for COVID-19 medication. A doctor will help decide which medication, if any, is right for you.

You may be able to get COVID-19 medications if:

  • You are 50 years old or older –OR–
  • You are unvaccinated or not up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccinations –OR–
  • You have a health condition or other factors that increase risk. These include obesity, asthma, diabetes, lack of physical activity, smoking, mental health conditions such as depression, being of a racial/ethnic minority, and more. 
  • Any outside resources who provide similar services for clients, if available.  




For Testing: LAMP(nasal swab) testing has stopped at Glide and all SF testing locations. Glide has home test kits available for staff and community (2 pp) until 2/24/2024 in the WIC. Other locations to get Rapid and PCR testing include; Walgreens, CVS, or Medical Practitioner.

More information, please contact Nikki Dove #415.674.6190 

Increasing Meal Distribution

GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program is now providing 10,000+ nutritious meals weekly, including on-site in the Tenderloin and, since the onset of the pandemic, to individuals and community partners across the city.

Expanding Mobile Integrated Services

GLIDE’s OPT-IN mobile outreach program is providing integrated care and services—including food, water, hygiene kits, HIV and Hep C testing, and COVID-19 screenings and referrals—to thousands of unhoused San Franciscans at encampments, SROs and community-based organizations across San Francisco, including the Tenderloin, Bayview / Hunters Point, Chinatown, Mission, Embarcadero, China Basin, SoMa and Civic Center neighborhoods.

Meeting Needs of Families and Children

GLIDE’s Family Youth and Childcare Center is supporting its enrolled families with a range of online educational resources and classes for children and parents, as well as with online case management, and basic necessities available for pick-up including healthy meals, hygiene kits, diapers, and art and activity supplies for the kids.

Providing Spiritual Support and Celebration

While the GLIDE community cannot meet in person at this point in time, Celebration Livestreams bring us together in community every Sunday at 9:00 and 11:00 am online. Most of the Church’s Congregational Life Groups are now meeting online as well.

GLIDE Voices

Our community is alive with powerful stories and testimonials

Give to GLIDE

Please support GLIDE’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund by donating today! Thank you.


Tenderloin Neighborhood Testing Site at GLIDE – Free COVID-19 Testing Flyer
English – Spanish – Chinese

San Francisco Department of Health
Coronavirus Facts

San Francisco Public Schools
Guide to Free Meals Available During School Closure

San Francisco Department of Children, Youth & Their Families
Emergency Child & Youth Care Programs

San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Help for Employees Impacted by COVID-19

Coronavirus FAQ

Harm Reduction Coalition
COVID-19 Resources for People Who Use Drugs and People Vulnerable to Structural Violence

State of California
COVID-19 Guidance for Immigrant Californians

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