Low-Barrier Treatment - EHCSF

# of low-barrier treatment options

8HY2 2020

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Why Is This Important?

Our priority populations often experience barriers in recieving treatment and care, including experiencing social isolation, discrimination, and competing priorities. Low-barrier treatment options are pivotal in treating patients who don't want to or can't engage in the standard medical model and they break down barries so clients feel welcome and safe to access timely, quality services. 

Story Behind the Curve
  Positive Negative
  • Because of COVID-19, new temporary locations opened at SIP hotels. 
  • San Francisco implemented a Stay at Home order on March 16th 2020 (end of Q1), limiting the hours and operations of many CBOs, thus severely reducing the # sites that could be operated.


Quality Improvement Plan
Technical Notes

Description of data: The number of physical locations that offer low-threshold hep C treatment options at non-clinical settings (e.g., primary care, specialty care, clinics, etc.). Low-threshold options can include vans, drop-in sites, navigation centers, but essentially they are any physical location that provides hep C treatment not in a doctor's office.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: 


  • SFAF 
  • Street Medicine (SFDPH) 


  • Data time frame: 2020
  • Data as of 11/04/2020

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria: XX SFDPH-funded CBOs.

Description of Data Source:

Reference for QI Plan: 

Relevant TA Strategic Priorities:

SP1 - explore creative ways to support treatment completion

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