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Frequently Asked Questions

When is 3rd Street open?
What facilities do you have?
Are there educational services?
What are 3rd Street’s goals?
Who can use the services at 3rd Street?
What services does 3rd Street have?
What makes 3rd Street unique?
Are there job opportunities for youth at 3rd Street?
What do the therapists do?
When are events at 3rd Street?
Do you need insurance to get counseling at 3rd Street?
What is the referral form?
What type of counseling services are there?
How do you schedule an appointment?
Why do people come for counseling at 3rd Street?
Is the counseling confidential?

 

1. When is 3rd Street open?

  • Clinic hours: Monday-Friday, 1-5pm
  • Classes & Programs Hours: Monday-Friday, 5pm-7pm

Check the programs page for details. Also, hours for classes are subject to change.

Counseling Hours: Vary depending on appointments. If you are interested in setting up a counseling appointment, we also will accept walk-ins during the clinic hours.

 

2. What facilities do you have?

We have a 3,000 sq. ft. space with two exam rooms, a kitchen, a recording studio, and youth center area. You can see pictures of our location in the gallery tab.

 

3. Are there educational services?

3rd Street has information about many educational opportunities (ex. scholarships, college tours, college readiness programs), and we are happy to help you with your resume. We also post about educational opportunities and services on our Facebook page. However, we do not have traditional academic services, such as tutoring.

 

4. What are 3rd Street’s goals?

You can read more about our mission here. Here are some of our specific goals:

  • To provide better access to health care.
  • To provide educational opportunities.
  • To provide workforce opportunities.
  • To provide community-based, culturally-competent services.
  • Ultimately, to provide a safe space for youth to be themselves.

 

5. Who can use the services at 3rd Street?

All youth ages 12-24 are welcome at 3rd Street, no matter where you live. For information about age for the clinic and counseling services, the clinic page, counseling page, and counseling FAQ below.

 

6. What services does 3rd Street have?

3rd Street offers clinic services (including HIV & STD testing, birth control counseling, prenatal care, and physicals) and counseling services. We also have youth-enrichment classes and programs, and we hold events with community partners.

 

7. What makes 3rd Street unique?

3rd Street Youth Center and Clinic focuses on holistic health – instead of only addressing one part, we address all parts of your health. We don’t just talk about physical health, we also talk about feeling good in other ways – making healthy decisions, dealing with peer pressure, etc.

3rd Street is also the only youth clinic in Bayview Hunters Point. We are able to serve the BVHP community by filling the need for youth health services.

Lastly, 3rd Street addresses health issues in a unique and fun way. For example, we talk about trauma, which is something that comes up a lot, through the music program and poetry classes.

 

8. Are there job opportunities for youth at 3rd Street?

You can apply to be one of our Youth Action Board members – for more info, go here, or contactRonnishia Johnson. As a YAB member, you can earn a stipend, and also gain important workplace skills. We also hire Youth Interns – contact Ronnishia Johnson for info.

We also have lots of information about jobs and job opportunities at our center, and we are happy to help you with your resume! We post about job opportunities on our Facebook page.

 

9. When are events at 3rd Street?

You can find our main classes and programs in the programs tab. Our events and BVHP community events can be found on our Facebook page and Instagram.

 

10. What do the therapists do?

The therapists at 3rd Street are here to talk to you about whatever is on your mind. You can find more information about the therapists in the Counseling FAQ below, and in the counseling tab.

 

Counseling Questions

 

11. Do you need insurance to get counseling at 3rd Street?

No, you can be seen by the therapist as long as you are between the ages of 12-24.

 

12. What is the referral form?

The referral form is available online that gives basic information about yourself or the person you want to refer. The referral form can be faxed or completed in person, whichever is easier for you. You can even call, talk to our therapist, and fill out the form together.

 

13. What type of counseling services are there?

3rd Street offers many different times of sessions. You can have an individual session, a session with your family, or a session with your boyfriend or girlfriend. The therapist and you can decide what choice is best for you.

 

14. How do you schedule an appointment?

You can call the general 3rd Street phone number, 415-822-1707. Someone will then direct you to the Counseling Services. You can also email us at info@3rdstyouth.org.

 

15. Why do people come for counseling at 3rd Street?

Youth come to 3rd Street for counseling for many reasons. In general, counseling sessions are a safe space for youth to talk and express their feelings.
People often come to talk about problems in school, family problems, feeling stressed or annoyed, losing someone they love, and relationships. Whatever you want to talk about, the staff at 3rd Street is ready to help.

 

16. Is the counseling confidential?

All session are confidential. We don’t tell anyone about what you say. There are times when we need to make sure that everyone is safe and get a team together to support you or anyone at risk.