Wellness Center

Wellness Coordinator on video talking

Happy New year from the Wellness Team!


The John O'Connell Wellness Center is open and is here to support you as we continue this journey together! 

Self-care during challenging times


Why should I engage in Wellness Services at John O'Connell High School?

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Welcome to our John O'Connell Wellness Center

The O'Connell Wellness Program offers free confidential (private) support to all O'Connell students. Everyone is welcome and we are here to support you in whichever way you might need.

Fall Semester, 2020 Distance Learning Wellness Center Update:

The John O’Connell Wellness Team misses you!

We miss having you drop in to say hi, checking in during the passing period while you grab a cup of water, tea and snacks, hearing about your classes, clubs you're in, how you're doing, and the accomplishments you're having as you navigate high school!

We are experiencing a global pandemic that has changed all of our worlds dramatically and caused tremendous loss and stress in our communities. People and communities are rising up and using their voices to bring to light the injustices that the Black community, Indigenous communities, and other communities of color have been experiencing for generations. 

While we all do our part in slowing the rate of COVID and doing our best in distance learning, we know that it is not easy and that you may be feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and hurt, or maybe you're feeling motivated and empowered to create and participate in change.

Whether you're feeling stressed, worried, sad, angry, fighting with friends or family, have questions about sex or drugs, need to see our nurse, need to get tested for STDs, want to make an appointment at a local health center, want therapy, or want to share your goals and accomplishments from us-we are here to support you!


Contact Marcus Christmas, Wellness Coordinator, at christmasm@sfusd.edu


The Wellness Center is here to support your physical health, mental and emotional health, assist with substance abuse issues, and sexual health needs.

"The San Francisco Wellness Initiative is a collaborative effort to support student health and well-being. Established in response to the needs identified by a wide-scale youth survey, the initiative links students to a comprehensive array of physical and behavioral health services through both on-campus programming and community-based partnerships." www.sfwellness.org

Teen Clinics


The O'Connell Wellness Program can help you set up a confidential clinic appointment or you can call and set one up on your own by calling any of the clinics listed. 


Link for clinic info: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1MYT1rEaPcIzx7wSNq2sboAsTPKeu_4umv1XOVZHi2T4/edit?usp=sharing


Stop by the O'Connell Wellness Center in Room 105 Monday-Friday during lunch or after school (drop-in hours). All Wellness services are free confidential. We are here to support you!


Reasons you might visit a clinic:

  • Pregnancy testing and counseling
  • Emergency Contraception – "The Morning After Pill" or Plan B
  • Birth control 
  • Free condoms
  • STD testing and treatment
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • Annual pelvic exams and pap smears for women
  • Testicular exams for men
  • Health information
  • Physical-Sports/Health
  • PrEP and Pep Pill



Larkin St Clinic

415 673 0911 x259

no unsurance needed or medical

134 Golden Gate Ave (b/w Jones and Leavenworth)


New Generation Health Center

415 502 8336

no insurance needed

2500 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Planned Parenthood Valencia St Clinic

415 821 1282

no insurance needed or healthy SF

1650 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Women's Community Clinic

415 379 7800

no insurance needed

1833 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115


Huckleberry Youth Health Center's Cole St Clinic

415 386 9398

no insurance needed

555 Cole St #6, San Francisco, CA 94117


Dimensions Clinic @ Castro Mission Health Center-LGBTQ Youth

415 934 7700

no insurance needed

3850 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94114


3rd st Youth Center Clinic

415 822 1707

no insurance needed

1728 Bancroft Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124


Kaiser Teen Clinic

415 833-3443 or 1-415-833-8336 (Main Number 1-415-833-2200)

You need Kaiser insurance but it is SEPARATE from your family's insurance

2425 Geary Blvd, SF (cross st Divis)


Good Samaritan Family Resource Center (Wed and Fri Open)

415 401 4253

no insurance needed

1294 Potrero Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110


Mission Neighborhood Health Center

415 552 1013 ext 2339 or 2366

no insurance needed

240 Shotwell St, San Francisco, CA 94110


Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

(415) 206-8376

medical, healthy sf, private insurance

1001 Potrero Ave, 6th Floor, 6M Clinic




Child Protective Services (CPS): (415)-557-2560 or (800)-856-5535
 Fax:  (415) 557-5351


Suicide/Psychiatric Emergency:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Child Crisis: (415) 970-3800

Adult Mobile Crisis: (415) 970-4000

Westside Community Crisis Services: (415) 353-5050

24-hour Crisis line: (415)-781-0500  or Chat online at www.sfsuicide.org
Spanish Crisis line: (1pm-9pm): (800)-303-7432

24/7 Textline: Text “MYLIFE” to 741741

SFGH Psychiatric Emergency Services (18+): (415) 205-8215

Golden Gate Bridge Police: (415) 923-3330


Dating and Domestic Violence Help:

La Casa De Las Madres: 1 (877) 923-0700


Homicide Threat Emergency:

SF Police: 911 or (415)-553-8090


Emergency Shelter:

Huckleberry House (ages 11-17 open 24 hours when you don’t feel like you have a safe place to go): (415) 621-2929
Address:1292 Page St (at Lyon st), San Francisco

Larkin Street Youth Services (young adults 18-24): (800) 447-8223


Non-Emergency Psychosis:

UCSF Path Program (formerly the Early Psychosis Program; PREP) :  (415) 476-7278


LGBTQ hotlines:

Trevor Project Lifeline:  866-488-7386

Trevor Text:  text "TREVOR" to 1-202-304-1200

Trevor Chat: www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now

Trans Lifeline:  877-565-8860 (National Trans Suicide Hotline run by and for the trans community)https://www.translifeline.org/


Health Clinics:
Planned Parenthood on Valencia: 415-821-1282

Mission Neighborhood Health Center Teen Clinic Mon/Thurs: 415-552-1013 ext. 2366

New Generation Health Clinic (New location inside Homeless Prenatal on 17th and Potrero): 415-502-8336
Planned Parenthood on Valencia: 415-821-1282
Cole Street Clinic: 415-386-9398 and 415-445-5437

Places to go if you are Bored and need something to do:

1. Homey: The HOMEY Peace Center is located at 2217 Mission Street, between 18th and 19th and Mission Street. We are in a grey building next to Madre Mia restaurant on Mission Street.

2. United Playaz: 1038 Howard Street, San Francisco
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm and Saturday 12am-8pm and Sunday 5am-8pm
info@unitedplayaz.org; (888) 975 - 2929

3. Boys and Girls Clubs:

  • 901 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
    Mon-Fri 10am-5:30
    (415) 400-8911
  • 1654 Sunnydale Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
    Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
    (415) 584-5028
  • 450 Guerrero St
    Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
    (415) 983-3901
  • 251 Leland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
    Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
    (415) 239-2392
  • Willie Mays Boys and Girls Club
  • 195 Kiska Rd, San Francisco 10am-6pm
    (415) 643-6140

4. Precita Valley Community Center
534 Precita Ave, San Francisco  Mon-Fri 9am-10pm
(415) 206-7756

5. Parks and Rec (Treat st. Down st. from O'C)

6. Visit Fun and Cheap SF at http://sf.funcheap.com/ free and cheap fun things to do around the city/the bay. It is broken down by days and times.

7. O'C After-school Program-Tutoring in library, Workout room with Carlos, or room 107 for games and leisure. Open from after school until 6pm.

8. Mission Neighborhood Centers-(415) 206-7752 at 362 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110

  • Mission Girls- is our gender-specific program. The center is located at 3007 24th St. and serves girls, 8 – 25 with various recreational, diversion, prevention, and intervention programs. Call (415) 544-7615 ext. 1111 and ask for Edward for more info