SYHC Support Services
San Ysidro Health Center’s (SYHC) 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.
SYHC offers programs on:
- Healthy living
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- 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
SYHC’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 SYHC’s Cocina – a teaching kitchen / classroom located inside The Maternal and Child Health Center. All registered patients may attend any of SYHC’s cooking classes.
SYHC 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:
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.
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
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.
Maternal and Child Health Center
4050 Beyer Boulevard
San Ysidro, California 92173
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 Am to 5:00 pm
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
- Pregnancy tests
- Dental referrals
- Other minor screenings / testing services
People in need of additional care are referred to one of San Ysidro Health Center’s clinic sites. Healthy Steps parenting and anger management classes are also offered to parents, families and community partners.
SYHC social workers can help you to connect with a wide-array of family support services and referrals outside of medical care.
SYHC has several programs which address the needs of teenage patients, including:
The SYHC 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
SYHC 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. SYHC 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 Center (SYHC) 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. SYHC also offers onsite clinical services, Monday – Friday, at San Ysidro High School (South San Diego) through its Healthy Steps Mobile Unit.
SYHC offers no-cost transportation to clinic appointments for registered SYHC 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 619.662.4137 to schedule a transportation appointment.
The Women’s Wellness Center (WWC) is located at the King-Chavez Health Center and offers registered female patients a comprehensive, coordinated and holistic approach to care services which are designed to improve overall mental and physical health, to increase vitality, enthusiasm and appreciation for life, and to cultivate harmony and calmness of the mind.
- Women-centered healthcare / primary care
- Reproductive health – contraception and family planning
- Emotional wellness – individual and group counseling referrals
- Case management services
- Health education and preventive services
- A variety of classes including yoga, healthy lifestyle & self-expression
- “Rap” group sessions
King-Chavez Health Center
950 S. Euclid Avenue
San Diego, California 92114
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM