Listen: How A ‘Hippie Clinic’ In San Francisco Inspired A Medical Philosophy

By Carrie Feibel, KQED January 10, 2018

Carrie Feibel, KQED

Fifty-one years in the past in San Francisco, a small group clinic opened its doorways. Its mission: to deal with most of the younger individuals who flocked to town — who have been usually homeless, hungry and sick. The Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, now half of a bigger community, nonetheless operates out of a second-floor workplace overlooking Haight Street in San Francisco, and it nonetheless helps individuals on the fringes of society.

Carrie Feibel of San Francisco’s KQED filed this radio story for NPR and KHN on the historical past of the clinic.

This story is a part of a partnership that features KQED, NPR and Kaiser Health News.


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