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, 2012 to January 1, 2013. We will reopen on January 2, 2013 at 9am. 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):
-If you have the green Family Pact card and are 17 years old or older, you can go to any pharmacy (a pharmacist, not pharm tech, must be present) and get emergency contraception for free! Just show them your ID and Family Pact card. If you don’t have your Family Pact card, you can pay for it out of pocket or go to the Family Health Center (info below).
-If you are younger than 17 years old, go to the Family Health Center at San Francisco General Hospital. Open on Christmas!
Location: 995 Potrero Ave., Bldg 80
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 (for those of you 18 years old and younger):
Location: 1001 Potrero, 6M on the 6th floor
Phone Number: 415-206-8838
12/26: regular hours (8am-8pm)
12/27: regular hours
12/28: regular hours
12/29: regular hours
12/30: regular hours
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. I will be doing all of those above things so I will not be posting for the rest of the year. Next blog: 2013!
In happiness & health,