San Francisco Homeless Resource
San Francisco Health Commission
Address 101 Grove Street, Room 311
   San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone 415-554-2666
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The San Francisco Public Health Commission is composed of commissioners appointed by the Mayor who govern and make policy for the Department of Public Health. Their mission is to manage and control municipal hospitals, to monitor and regulate emergency medical services, and all matters pertaining to the preservation, promotion and protection of the lives, health and mental health of all San Francisco residents, including its homeless residents.


The Mayor of San Francisco appoints Health Commissioners to four-year terms.

As of January 2, 2009 they are:

James M. Illig, President
Sonia Melara, M.S.W., Vice President
Edward A. Chow, M.D.
Margine A. Sako
David J. Sanchez, Jr., Ph.D.
Steven Tierney, Ed.D.
Catherine M. Waters, R.N., Ph.D.

The Health Commission mailing address is:

101 Grove Street, Room 311
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone - 415-554-2666
fax - 415-554-2665

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