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a respectful environment

Dimensions prides itself on being a place where all queer young people are comfortable being themselves. Whether you identify as transgender, bisexual, lesbian, gay, genderqueer, questioning or anything else, Dimensions is for you. When visiting us, you should be aware that there are all different kinds of queer youth that visit our clinic. Please be respectful and treat others the way you would like them to treat you. 


your first visit

The first time you visit Dimensions will probably be a long visit. The first step is to get you registered in our system.  We will work with you to find out what is the best way to have your visits be inexpensive whether or not you have insurance. After registration you would have an intake done so the staff can get to know your particular current situation and where you’re coming from, this way we can take care of your needs more effectively. After your intake you are ready to have your visit with the doctor.

eligibility faq

q: Can I visit Dimensions if I don’t have insurance?
a: Yes, anyone living in San Francisco County who is not insured can apply for city-wide coverage know as Healthy San Francisco which will cover the costs of your visits at our clinic. For those who are unisured but living outside San Francisco County, we will try to work with you to see what kind of programs you might be eligible for to help with your medical costs.

q: Can I visit Dimensions if I don’t live in San Francisco?
a: You may, but you would either have to pay out-of-pocket for services or have insurance coverage such as Medi-Cal or a private insurance PPO plan that allows you to select a doctor/clinic of your choice.

q: What if I have insurance through my parents and they don’t know I’m queer/trans?
a: Billing would indicate you had a visit at the Castro-Mission Health Center not Dimensions Clinic. We take steps to ensure confidentiality for all of our patients, please talk to us about your needs around discretion.

q: Can I visit Dimensions if I am homeless?
a: Yes, many of our clients are homeless or marginally-housed or have been in the past.

q: Will I have to register using my legal name?
a: Although paperwork related to your medical care must inlcude your current legal name & information, we use everyone’s preferred name & pronouns at our clinic and are prohibited from disclosing your information to anyone outside the clinic without your written consent. 


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getting here

Dimensions Clinic is housed at the Castro-Mission Health Center, located at 3850 17th St. (between Noe St. & Sanchez St.). It is just a few blocks from the Castro MUNI Station, and a walkable distance from the 16th Street & Mission BART Station. It is accessible from MUNI buses #22, 24, and 33. For more information about getting here via public transportation, check out the Bay Area's 511 trip planner.


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