Tag Archives: Mission Neighborhood Health Center

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More Mission Establishments Head for Legacy Business Registry

With one venerable arts nonprofit already on the city’s official list of legacy businesses, three more are poised to get official recognition of their status at a commission meeting today, and some are hoping for some relief from market pressures threatening their longevity. Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center was finally approved by the city’s Small Business Commission to receive the...
The Mission Neighborhood Resource Center, 165 Capp St.

Man Cleared of Mayhem, Assault Charges in Capp Street Incident

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office announced Tuesday that a jury cleared a man facing life in prison as a result of an altercation at a Mission District health center last year. But despite charges being dropped, Darren Cubie will receive no compensation for the 10 months he spent in jail. “Mr. Cubie was defending his life,” wrote Public Defender Jeff Adachi in...
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As Families Disappear, SF Mission Health Center Consolidates

The Mission Neighborhood Health Center, the largest health clinic in the neighborhood, will close its location at Valencia Street and consolidate the services offered there to its main location on Shotwell and 16th streets and its Excelsior location. The Valencia clinic provides pediatric and teen services, while the Excelsior and Shotwell clinics provide services for people of all ages. Brenda Storey,...
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Free Breast Cancer Referrals at Mission Health Center

The Mission Neighborhood Health Center is offering free breast cancer education and referrals tomorrow, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their main building at 240 Shotwell Street. The event is part of Breast Cancer Awareness month and hopes to teach San Francisco women “ways to reduce the risk of cancer” and “the importance of finding cancer early.” The event,...
Iran Pont and Leonor Hernández speaking at the kick-off event for Healthy Hearts San Francisco. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.

New Program Targets SF Mission Latinos’ Poor Heart Health

The Mission has been identified as one of 20 areas city-wide with unhealthy minority populations in a new program by the Department of Public Health that aims to link residents with free exercise opportunities to improve their cardiovascular health. “The main goal is to address health inequities…for African-Americans and Latinos that live in [areas] where at least 30 percent of...