Changing narratives.
The Addiction Care Team (ACT) supports our city’s most marginalized by providing compassionate care.
Transforming lives.
ACT complements our patient's care to address substance use.
Improving outcomes.
ACT plays a vital role connecting patients with substance use disorders to community services.

 

ACT helps patients with unhealthy

substance use at San Francisco General Hospital

 

Navigation

Navigate the system of care during and after emergency visits and hospitalizations while advocating for resources ( ie housing, shelter, food).

 

Understand

Understand our patient’s goals, motivations, and readiness for change while exploring the reasons for substance use (mental health,  trauma, lack of care access).

 

Assess

Evaluate and diagnose unhealthy substance use to offer appropriate services that meet patient goals.

 

Evidence-based

Offer evidence-based addiction treatment (ie medication, harm reduction, residential) and education.

 

Community

Link patients to community healthcare and addiction treatment, including residential and other community-based programs.

 

Destigmatize

Reduce the stigma and harms of substance use through patient-centered communication while using patient narratives to decrease stigma among providers and staff.

 


Left to right: Drs. Paula Lum, Marlene Martin, and Soraya Azari

Our patients come with diverse experiences and backgrounds.

 

Substance use affect people from all walks of life. Tailored cared leads to positive changes.

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 64%

experiencing HOMELESSNESS

 40%

MENTAL ILLNESS

 50%

UNCONNECTED TO CARE

 50%

Black & Latinx

Left to Right: Drs. Paula Lum, Ayesha Appa, Elizabeth Abbs, Marlene Martin, Trevor Lee, and Katrina Ciraldo. Learn about the UCSF Primary Care Addiction Medicine Fellowship.

 

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Whether you’re a trainee, community member, community-based organization, potential partner, or funder - you can help create an effective, supportive, and lasting treatment program for individuals struggling with addiction.

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