The Maria X Martinez Health Resource Center (formerly known as Tom Waddell Urgent Care) specializes in providing multi-disciplinary services to respond to a wide range of medical, psychological and social needs of vulnerable adults in San Francisco, especially people experiencing homelessness. Patients can receive assessment and care for non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries needing immediate assistance, low barrier medications for addiction treatment (e.g., Naloxone), and transitional comprehensive primary care services. Limited dental and podiatry services are also offered onsite.
- Drop-in care for urgent health issues
- Transitional primary care for Street Medicine patients
- TB placement, labs, follow-up wound care
- Dental care
- Podiatry care
- Referral to Primary Care and other services
555 Stevenson St. is in the SOMA neighborhood between 6th St. and 7th St. and behind 1066 Mission Street.
Civic Center BART station – all lines; Van Ness or Civic Center MUNI train station - all lines; MUNI Bus stops
Metered street parking available in the surrounding neighborhood
ADA accessible via lift
At Maria X Martinez Health Resource Center
Ms. Martinez championed integrated services for vulnerable populations to improve their care experience and ultimately their overall health and wellness. Years before the Health Resource Center opened its doors, she envisioned a hub where co-located cross-departmental teams could work side-by-side to create low barrier access for people experiencing homelessness.
In 2018, through an iterative design process involving staff from DPH, Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, Human Services Agency, the Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development and members of the community, Ms. Martinez’s team developed a framework for a state-of-the-art health resource center. Here, clients could get healthcare, assistance with benefits enrollment, and assessed for housing through Coordinated Entry, rather than having to go to many different locations for services and benefits.
Director: Dara Papo
Medical Director: Dr. Barry Zevin
Nurse Manager: Les McTire
Program Manager: Kim Westrick