Since 1967, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics has been an innovator in delivering primary health care services to many of the people who can least afford them. “Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege” has been the guiding principle as well as its famous tagline. Since 1969, Walden House has treated people with mental health and substance use disorder problems at various residential and outpatient centers throughout California, including in-prison treatment programs, and facilities in San Francisco and Los Angeles, providing drug and alcohol treatment and mental health, vocational and housing services for people transitioning back into their communities.
Haight Ashbury Free Clinics and Walden House merged on July 1, 2011 to best serve the most vulnerable members of our community. On July 1, 2012, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics – Walden House adopted a new name: HealthRIGHT 360.
Asian American Recovery Services (AARS) joined the family of HealthRIGHT 360 programs in 2013. Founded in 1985, AARS has grown to serve thousands of people throughout San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.
In 2014, North County Serenity House of San Diego county and Women’s Recovery Association (WRA) of San Mateo joined HealthRIGHT 360, continuing its leadership as a provider of gender responsive services for women and women with children.
In 2015 Lyon-Martin Health Services became the third primary care clinic operated by HealthRIGHT 360, continuing its specialized care for women and transgender individuals.
Tenderloin Health Services (formerly Glide Health Services clinic) became the fourth primary care clinic in 2015, providing care in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.