For applicants interested in this placement, the SFHN-BHS is open to having fellows at one of the primary sites described below (MMH, SOMMHC, CTNB), but also at other SFHN-BHS sites depending on the fellows’ interest. Please feel free to reach out to Dr. Ana Gonzalez ([email protected]) with questions.

Mission Mental Health Services

Mission Mental Health Services is a community mental health and wellness center located at 2712 Mission Street in the heart of the vibrant Mission district. MMHS serves the diverse community of the Mission and specializes in treating the Spanish-speaking and LGBT populations who experience a wide-range of mental health and emotional problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders.  Services provided are team-based, person-centered, and culturally-appropriate and include individual and group therapy, education and support groups, intensive case management, medication management, crisis intervention, and primary care.  A multidisciplinary team consisting of medical and psychosocial professionals and other clinical support staff serve approximately 1000 clients using a wellness and recovery model and strength-based approach to help empower clients toward wellness, self-management, and independent living within their community. The clinic offers special programming and services for men from disadvantaged groups and people that identify as transgender who are seeking therapy, case management, or surgery assessment. Primary care services are also offered on-site to clients who have co-occurring chronic medical conditions and are unable to successfully link with their medical home.  MMHS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.  Services are offered in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Applicant Spanish language proficiency ENCOURAGED 
Contact: (415) 401-2700


South of Market Mental Health Center

Located at 760 Harrison Street since 1997 South of Market Mental Health Center (SOMMHC) is a specialty mental health clinic that offer outpatient treatment for the Severely Mentally Ill (SMI).

It is the mission of South of Market Mental Health Center to strive for excellence in terms of meeting the Behaviroal Health Services stated mission of welcoming as well as offering culturally competent, relevant, empathic, and hopeful mental health, dual diagnosis evaluuation and treatment to all cients.

SOMMHC is comprised of 7 Civil Service programs:

  • Outpatient Clinic - offer new client assessments, psychotherapy, and case management
  • San Francisco Fully Integrated Recovery Service Team (SF First) - Perform intensive case management (ICM)
  • Filipino-American Counseling and Treatment Team (FACT) - Part of the Outpatient Clinic: offer psychotherapy, groups, counseling, and case management
  • Onyx Program - Part of the Outpatient Clinic. The Onyx program offers culturally congruent and innovative practices for Black/African American communities. This includes psychotherapy, counseling and case management.
  • Tom Waddell Satellite - Primary Care services for SOMMHC clients
  • Behavioral Health Services Pharmacy - medication management
  • Mobile Outreach Team - Provides field based clinical services

Adjacent clinical Support Services located at SOMMHC include:

  • Conard House - Money management and payee services
  • Rams Hireability - Vocational training and peer support services

When fully stafed there are over 60 employees working at SOMMHC. This consist of Psychiatrist, Pharmacist, Licensed & Associated Clinical Social Workers and MFTs, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Health Workers, Case Managers, Psychiatric and Pharmacy Technicians, Administration Support, Employment and Training Specialist and facility maintenance workers.

There are over 900 cases open at SOMMHC between all programs. The Outpatient Clinic assess over 300 people a year that present to the clinic for mental health care intake evaluations.

SOMMHC is known in the community as the clinic who care for the mentally ill homeless population. The vast majority of SOMMHC clients reside in the Tenderloin.


Chinatown North Beach Mental Health Services

Chinatown North Beach Mental Health Services (CTNB) provides a wide range of multicultural and multilingual outpatient behavioral health services in addition to on-site primary care services for qualified patients. Services include psychiatric medication treatment, individual therapy, case management, family intervention, group activities, crisis intervention and outreach, acupuncture, and an adult socialization program. Services are provided to San Francisco residents aged 17 and older, as well as for adolescents in a school-based counseling program at Galileo High School. As a part of the San Francisco Department of Public Health Behavioral Health Services, CTNB is a safety net clinic, seeking to provide care to those unable to access care elsewhere, due to lack of insurance, socio-economic resources, and other barriers (i.e. language). 

Reflecting the unique cultural backgrounds and experiences of the individuals from Chinatown and North Beach where many clients live, CTNB serves a unique population of immigrants and refugees. The clinic’s philosophy centers on accessibility and cultural humility. Staff consists of a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals including psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, clinical pharmacists, paraprofessionals, peers and a full-time acupuncturist. In addition, staff are multilingual in Cantonese, Toishanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Mandarin, Russian, and English. 

The clinic not only embraces an inclusive philosophy with regards to its services, but also in its practices. A harm reduction approach seeks to help people with comorbid substance use disorders and mental health conditions. The goal is to engage the individual and family in treatment and recovery to help clients return to their communities and live healthier, more productive lives.

Clinic hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm