Support Services

San Ysidro Health Support Services


Health Promotion and Education

San Ysidro Health’s Center for Research and Health Promotion offers a variety of free programs to educate patients on how to manage their conditions, improve their health, and stay healthy.

San Ysidro Health offers programs on:

    • Healthy living
    • Nutrition
    • Diabetes
    • Heart disease
    • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family planning
  • Cancer prevention and treatment
  • Various health issues which affect children, adolescents and adults

Specific services which are available include:

  • Individual and group based clinic health education
  • Community group based health education
  • Cooking classes for: prenatal, preschool, youth, and adults

For information about additional specialty programs, please contact the appointment center at 619.662.4100

Cooking Classes
San Ysidro Health’s cooking classes teach patients how to make healthy and delicious meals.  We also offer special classes for pregnant women and parents of pre-school children.  Cooking classes are taught in San Ysidro Health’s Cocina – a teaching kitchen / classroom located inside The Maternal and Child Health Center.  All registered patients may attend any of San Ysidro Health’s cooking classes.

HIV / AIDS Services

San Ysidro Health has two HIV Coordinated Services Centers – CASA in the South Region and Our Place in the Southeastern Region.  These centers offer a comprehensive array of quality HIV services in a caring and supportive environment.  Services currently include:

Case Management
Provides assistance with navigating the HIV care system, including linkages to HIV medical care, medications, housing, food, transportation and other social services.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counseling
Provides counseling for HIV-positive individual clients, couples, families and groups, including relapse prevention and early recovery therapy.

HIV Prevention & Testing Services
Focuses on reducing the spread of HIV through individual and group services, as well as access to HIV testing with same-day results.

Support Groups
A variety of culturally relevant and linguistically appropriate support groups are offered to encourage peer support and interaction.

CASA and Our Place also offer linkage to HIV Specialty Medical Care and Treatment, as well as application assistance to Ryan White and The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

Casa HIV Program
Click here for more information on CASA services, or call 619.662.4161

Our Place HIV Program
Click here for information on Our Place services, or call 619.527.7390

Family Resource Center (FRC)

The FRC helps families with application assistance for food stamps, housing, gas and electric bill support, domestic violence referrals, legal assistance, and other support services.  It is located on the 2nd floor of The Maternal and Child Health Center.

San Ysidro Health
Maternal & Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Boulevard
San Ysidro, California 92173
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 Am to 5:00 pm
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Mobile Health Services

The Healthy Steps Mobile Medical Units provide health care services to children and adults of all ages throughout the Central and South Bay communities.

Services provided at the Mobile Medical Unit include:

  • Healthcare for all ages
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Tuberculosis skin tests
  • Hemoglobin
  • Immunizations
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Dental referrals
  • Other minor screenings / testing services

People in need of additional care are referred to one of San Ysidro Health’s clinic sites.  Mobile Health Services’ parenting and anger management classes are also offered to parents, families and community partners.

Social Services

San Ysidro Health social workers can help you to connect with a wide array of family support services and referrals outside of medical care.


Teen Services

San Ysidro Health has several programs which address the needs of teenage patients, including:

Teen Clinic
The San Ysidro Health Teen Clinic offers free and low cost, confidential reproductive health services for teens on topics such as: anatomy and physiology; birth control; pregnancy; sexually transmissible infections (STI) testing and counseling; and healthy relationships.  The Teen Clinic is a parent-free environment and is open Monday – Friday from 1:30-5:00 p.m.  For more information or to make an appointment, call or text 619.800.TEEN (8336).

Teen Health Education
San Ysidro Health Teen Health Educators work with both The Sweetwater Union High School District and San Diego Unified School District, plus other local agencies to provide group-based education on health issues relevant to teens.  San Ysidro Health Health Education classes cover topics such as nutrition & physical activity, body image & self esteem, healthy relationships, reproductive anatomy & physiology, contraceptive methods, STI’s, alcohol use, tobacco use, and the effects / consequences / dangers of other drug use.

School Based Health Centers
San Ysidro Health offers onsite health clinics at Palomar High School (Chula Vista), Southwest High School (South San Diego), and Lincoln High School (Southeastern San Diego).  Students who need medical care for minor illnesses or injuries, immunizations, and / or physical exams can easily go to these clinics without leaving the school campus. San Ysidro Health also offers onsite clinical services, Wednesdays at San Ysidro High School (South San Diego) and Tuesdays and Thursdays at Chula Vista High School through its Medical Mobile Unit.


San Ysidro Health offers no-cost transportation to clinic appointments for registered San Ysidro Health patients. Transportation must be scheduled 2 weeks in advance.  Please notify us if you shall need wheelchair assistance.

Transportation Service Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Please call 619.931.1998 to schedule a transportation appointment.


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