Sexual health care, testing, anal health services, PrEP and other health and wellness services.
1035 Market Street, 4th floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: Mon—Fri, 9 to 5 pm
Our main office is on the south side of Market Street between 6th Street and 7th Street. We are one or two blocks from Powell Street Station or Civic Center Station (MUNI lines K/T, J, L, M, N and BART). Buses and surface-level trains that that stop nearby are F-Market, 5-Fulton, 6-Haight-Parnassus, 7-Haight-Noriega, 9-San Bruno, 19-Polk, and 21-Hayes.
There are stairs, escalators and an elevator available that will bring you from the underground train stations to Market Street level.
470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Hours: Tue—Sat, 10 to 7 pm. (Closed 1 to 3pm on Fridays.)
Christmas Holiday Hours:
- Fri 12/22 Closed
- Sat 12/23 Closed
- Sun 12/24 Closed
- Mon 12/25 Closed
- Tue 12/26 Closed
- Call 415-581-1600 to make an appointment.
- If you have symptoms of a suspected sexually transmitted infection or have had a recent HIV exposure, please call 415-581-1600 and select option #3 to be connected with the nursing team at Magnet.
- For HIV services, call our navigation team at 415-437-3450, press option #2. You can also email questions about HIV services to assist4HIV@sfaf.org
- If you would like to start PrEP, make an appointment online [inglés]. You can also email questions about PrEP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Strut is our health and wellness center in the heart of the Castro, offering community events, sexual health services, substance use counseling, PrEP, HIV and STI testing, learning events and so much more. Stop by to check out our rotating art displays from queer artists and talk with folks at our front desk about what services are available.
Our diverse community makes us strong. We believe we all have the right to health regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender orientation, HIV status, age or economic status. We share the responsibility for our individual health, the health of our partners and the health of our community.
What are your core values?
We have a few core values at Strut that are: self-determination, access, sexual expression, diversity and leadership.
- Self-Determination: We believe we have the right to make our own decisions regarding health and well-being. We should always be at the forefront in matters that affect us as individuals and as a community. We share responsibility for our individual health, the health of our partners, and the health of our community.
- Access: We believe everyone has the right to access information and resources about our health and well-being in a dignified, respectful, and affirming manner. Beyond physical access, this includes access to information and resources that are culturally appropriate, meaningful, and available regardless of ability to pay. We have a right to access information that is current, relevant, and accurate.
- Sexual Expression: We have a right to satisfying sex lives free from guilt and shame. We believe our sexuality is an integral component in how we define ourselves as individuals and as a community. Healthy sexual expression involves both our bodies and our minds. We share a responsibility for sexual health—for ourselves, our partners, and our community.
- Diversity: We believe in the value of diversity and that our diversity makes our community stronger. By examining our differences as gay men, we improve our understanding of each other. Only through actively exploring the differences in our experiences such as those based on race, ethnicity, age, HIV status or economic status can we create a more just community. Across all of our differences, we affirm our commitment to treat each other with dignity and respect.
- Leadership: We must be leaders in decisions that affect us and our community. In order to improve our lives, we must take chances and learn from our mistakes. Leadership involves a willingness to speak to what we feel to be true, even if it is unpopular. We value a sense of celebration, humor, and irreverence, which have brought us to our current place in history and will take us to the next.
Who are your staff?
Services and events at Strut are provided by specially-trained, passionate individuals who believe in supporting a healthy community. We know that the best way to achieve that is by providing personalized support.
Learn more about career opportunities [inglés].
Is Strut accessible?
We welcome the opportunity to be more accessible. If you are in need of interpretation services, please contact us at 415-487-3400.
- Strut is wheelchair accessible.
- Strut has 3 floors. There are stairs and an elevator.
- There are 26 steps from the first floor lobby to the second floor where the sexual health clinic is located. There are 48 steps from the first floor lobby to the third floor where there are counseling rooms and social events.
- Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.
What are Strut restrooms like?
Our restrooms are all-gender single stalls. The second floor has one wheelchair accessible restroom and two additional stalls. There are two restrooms on the third floor, one of which is wheelchair accessible.
6th St. Harm Reduction Center
117 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Hours: Tue—Fri, 11 to 5 pm. (Closed Mondays.)
Located on the east side of 6th Street, between Mission Street and Minna Street. The facility is street level and is wheelchair accessible. There are no steps up or down from the street.
The 14-Mission bus makes the closest stop one block away at Mission & 6th Street. We are two blocks southeast of where Market Street meets Taylor, Golden Gate, and 6th Streets. Buses that stop nearby are 6-Haight-Parnassus, 7-Haight-Noriega, 9-San Bruno, and 21-Hayes.
- Clinical services are available Monday through Friday.
- Medical care and testing:
Tue—Fri, 1 to 5 pm
- The Hepatitis C Wellness and locker programs are available for enrolled clients Tue—Fri, 3 to 5 pm.
- HCV Wellness Program: Tue—Fri, 3 to 5 pm
- Art Group: Wednesdays, noon to 2 pm
- MAT support available onsite.
- Syringe access and disposal services are available at the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center.
Located in the Tenderloin/SoMa neighborhood of San Francisco, the 6th Street Harm Reduction Center provides services and supplies that help you manage your health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.
Our services are free and include safer substance use supplies, injection and syringe disposal equipment, overdose prevention training and supplies including naloxone, harm reduction counseling, opiate replacement therapy (buprenorphine), HIV and STI testing, hepatitis C testing and treatment and other counseling services to people who use substances or who inject.
We are a place of welcome and a pathway to improved health and healing.
Mobile Syringe & Health Services
Hours and locations vary.
Our teams are out in neighborhoods across San Francisco providing safe injection and proper disposal supplies and services that help you manage your health, prevent overdose, and stop HIV and hepatitis C transmission.
Find these items at each of our sites:
- Safe injection supplies
- Narcan and overdose prevention
- Smoking supplies
- Safe disposal supplies
- Safer sex supplies (condoms & lube)
- Health education & harm reduction counseling
- Hepatitis C navigation and linkage to care
4 pm – 6 pm: Bayview: Innes Ave between 3rd Street & Phelps (look for white van). Harm reduction supplies; syringe access and disposal; medical care; medication assisted treatment (MAT) navigation and buprenorphine access; contingency management program for people who use stimulants.
6 pm – 8 pm: Castro (Church/Market): Duboce Street near Church and Market, in the parking lot near the bikeway behind Safeway. Harm reduction supplies; syringe access and disposal; medical care; medication assisted treatment (MAT) navigation and buprenorphine access.
6 pm – 8 pm: Mission: 16th Street at Wiese St., between Mission and Valencia. Overdose prevention education and safer use supplies; syringe access and disposal; support and linkage to care.
7 pm – 9 pm: Polk/Tenderloin: Hemlock Alley off Polk Street, between Post and Sutter. Overdose prevention education and safer use supplies; syringe access and disposal; support and linkage to care.
7 pm – 9 pm: Mission: 16th Street at Wiese Street, between Mission and Valencia. Overdose prevention education and safer use supplies; syringe access and disposal; support and linkage to care.
Help reduce transmission of HIV and hepatitis C and provide community-based harm reduction services as a needle exchange volunteer for Syringe Access Services.