Happy Holidays from all of us here at New Generation Health Center!!!
The holidays have arrived and New Gen’s gift to staff is some much needed, and well deserved, time off.
New Generation Health Center will be closed from December 24, 2014 to January 4, 2015 – we will reopen January 5th, 2015. However, we know that just because we are out for the holidays doesn’t mean your reproductive health needs are too. So we have come up with a plan for what to do while we are away.
Emergency Contraception (otherwise known as Plan B or Next Choice):
Emergency Contraception is now available, over the counter at drugs stores such as Walgreens, without a prescription to ALL AGES!!!!
However, without a prescription it may cost around $50. But with a prescription AND a valid (non-expired)) FPACT card (see below) it is FREE!!!
If you are 18 years old or older, you can print a prescription from the San Francisco City Clinic website: http://sfcityclinic.org/services/planb.asp
If you are 17 years old or younger, you can call SFGH infor at 415-206-8000 and ask for an OBGYN on-call (they can call in a prescription for you). If you cannot reach an OBGYN on-call, go to the SFGH pediatric urgent care. They are right down the street from New Gen!!! See below for location and phone number.
If you are currently a NGHC patient and need an URGENT refill on a medication, please call 415-502-2337 and leave a message with your name, phone number, and medication needed. Although no one will be in the clinic, we will be checking messages. Remember, this is for URGENT refills only (like, you just finished your LAST birth control pack or you are having a herpes outbreak and need your Acyclovir). If it is not urgent, please call 415-502-8336 and leave a message.
If you need an appointment for a non-urgent matter, please call 415-502-8336 and leave a message with your name and phone number. When clinic reopens we will call you back to schedule an appointment.
Urgent/Emergency Care: As always, NGHC refers all urgent care needs to San Francisco General Hospital Urgent Care or Emergency Room.
Location: 995 Potrero Ave., Building 80, Ward 81 South
Phone Number: 415-206-8052
Hours: We are open every day. Doors open 8:00 AM daily and close at 9:00 PM on weekdays and 7:00 PM Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
Pediatric Urgent Care:
Location: 1001 Potrero, 6M (Room 6M5)
Phone Number: 415-206-8376
Location: 1001 Potrero Ave., Suite 1E21
Phone Number: 415-206-8111
Okay, I think that covers it. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday. And remember, the holidays are about more than just gifts. Spend some time with friends and family, relax, read a book, volunteer your time, do something nice for some one, give thanks, and most of all, be safe and take care of yourself.
In happiness & health,