San Francisco Health Commission

The Governing Body of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

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    Monthly Meeting Schedule

    • Full Health Commission: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at 4pm
    • Finance and Planning Committee : 1st Tuesday at 2pm
    • Laguna Honda Joint Conference Committee: 2nd Tuesday at 4pm
    • Community and Public Health Committee: 3rd Tuesday at 2pm
    • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Joint Conference Committee: 4th Tuesday at 3pm

    Meeting During COVID-19

    All Health Commission meetings will be held virtually on the Webex Platform until further notice.


    As the governing and policy-making body of the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Health Commission is given authority by the San Francisco Charter to oversee and, with the DPH, control the City and County hospitals, emergency medical services, and in general provide for the preservation, promotion, and protection of the physical and mental health of San Francisco residents, except where the Charter grants such authority to another City officer or Department. The Mayor appoints the seven Health Commissioners to four-year terms.



    Dan Bernal
    Laurie Green, MD
    Vice President
    Edward  Chow, MD
    ZSFG JCC Chair
    Cecilia Chung
    Finance and Planning Committee Chair
    Tessie Guillermo
    LHH JCC Chair
    Suzanne Giraudo, Ph.D
    Community and Public Health Committee Chair


    Mark Morewitz
    Health Commission Executive Secretary


    Health Commission Rules and Regulations

    Health Commission Committee Assignments (as of 1/20)

    DPH Statement of Incompatible Activities

    Amended Health Commission Procedures for the Community Health Care Planning Ordinance, known as Proposition Q

    Health Commission Attendance Policy and related 11/21/06 Resolution

    "A Brief History of the Health Commission"

    Notice of Health Commission and Director of Health Completion of the CCSF Implicit Bias Training


    25 Van Ness Street, 8th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94102