Patients

Becoming a Patient

At SMHC, we believe building relationships with our clients and other service providers is the best way to solve our community’s complex health problems. For over 40 years, SMHC has provided comprehensive high quality healthcare to medically underserved individuals and families in our community. We deliver that care with sensitivity, respect and compassion. Because we believe making our patients feel welcome and comfortable is the critical first step toward establishing the trusting relationship that leads to consistent care. Our unique approach to delivering quality healthcare combined with the vital services provided by our network of private and public partners is helping our clients create better lives for themselves.

1.

Services

Learn more about the services we provide. Learn More

2.

Insurance

Do we take your insurance?

We are a participating provider with many insurance plans. Please contact your plan directly to verify that you are assigned to our clinic as a medical home

Do not have insurance?

Our Outreach & Enrollment Department can provide assistance with health insurance enrollment. Learn More

Need payment assistance?

Patients who do not qualify for Healthy San Francisco, Medi-Cal, Medicare, or FamilyPACT are given the opportunity to pay for their visit on a sliding scale.

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3.

Appointment

Call us to schedule an appointment

To become a new patient you must call 415-503-6000.

You will be asked to provide:

  • Some basic personal information
  • Insurance coverage
  • Phone number and/or Email address, if available

4.

Prepare for your visit

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Insurances Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brown & Toland (for Bayview Child Health Center patients only)
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Cal
  • NEMS Medical Group (for Bayview Child Health Center patients only)
  • San Francisco Health Plan

Don't have insurance?

We can assist you to see what programs you may qualify for. Please contact our Outreach Department for more information.

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Need payment assistance?

Patients who do not qualify for Healthy San Francisco, Medi-Cal, Medicare, or FamilyPACT are given the opportunity to pay for their visit on a sliding scale. Our billing department can work with you to establish an affordable price for your doctor visits, based on your income and situation. Please bring supporting documents with you to your first visit, such as proof of income, proof of unemployment, a statement of rejection from Medi-Cal/ Medicare, or any other document you would like us to consider in determining your visit’s cost.

Make an appointment

South of Market Health Center (main clinic) Medical

415-503-6000

South of Market Health Center (main clinic) Dental

415-503-6033

South of Market Health Center Senior Clinic

415-284-2270

Bayview Child Health Center

415-697-0500

LoPrest Health Center

415-697-0490

For questions:

Email us: info@smhcsf.org


***If you need to cancel your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by calling our clinic.***

Prepare for your visit

1.

Bring your Photo ID

2.

Bring your Health Insurance Card

3.

Make a list of all your symptoms and concerns, allergies, and medications

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. It is important to us that all your concerns, no matter how small they seem to you, be addressed – be your own advocate.

4.

Arrive Early

Returning Patients

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled appointment.

New Patients

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to scheduled appointment to allow time for registration. You can download and fill out the registration forms, and bring them to your first appointment.

Registration Forms:
English
Spanish

***If you need to cancel your appointment please let us know at least 24 hours in advance by calling our clinic.***

Registration Forms

English
Spanish