Strut

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.

Strut

470 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114

415-437-3400

Strut is located on Castro Street, between Market Street and 18th Street. We are one block from the Castro MUNI station (K/T, L, M, S trains). Buses and surface-level trains that stop nearby are F, 24-Divisadero, 33-Ashbury/18th, 35-Eureka, and 37-Corbett.

Hours

Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: Closed

Magnet hours differ from Strut building hours:

Monday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 6 pm
Tuesday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 8 pm
Friday: 10 am to 1 pm, 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm to 6 pm
Sunday: Closed

Visit the Magnet page for more information. Note that hours may vary due to scheduled events.

Services

Programs

Magnet

Sexual health care, testing, anal health services, PrEP and other health and wellness services.

The Stonewall Project

Counseling for gay, bisexual, queer & trans men interested in changing their relationship to drugs & alcohol.

Bridgemen

Community group for gay, bisexual, and trans men making a difference through social events and service work.

DREAAM Project

Drop in social & health events for gay, bisexual & queer African American and Black men age 30 and under.

Positive Force

Your go-to for HIV info, linkage to care, learning and social events, and community.

FAQs about Strut

WHAT ARE OUR 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 OUR 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.

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.

Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us.

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.

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.

Volunteer at Strut

Interested in volunteering at Strut for events, as an STI and HIV test counselor or to guide and welcome everyone who comes through our doors at reception? Volunteers at Strut form the backbone of our organization and make the work we do in the community possible. Join us today.

Volunteer

Clinical Training Program

Are you passionate about empowering people in our community to improve their physical, mental, and social well-being? Are you ready to take queer and trans health and wellness to the next level?

Sexual Health Clinical Training at Strut provides an opportunity for you to gain practical experience working alongside sexual health clinicians, insurance and benefits navigators, and community programs staff—all who are experts in HIV prevention, treatment and advocacy.

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