Health Care Services Master Plan

San Francisco Urban Forest Plan

The Health Care Services Master Plan (HCSMP) is intended to identify the current and projected needs – and locations – for health care services within San Francisco.
The Plan also includes recommendations on how to achieve and maintain appropriate distribution of, and equitable access to, health care services.

Overview

Through San Francisco Ordinance No. 300-10, the Board of Supervisors required the creation of a Health Care Services Master Plan (HCSMP) to “provide the Health Commission, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors with information and public policy recommendations to guide their decisions to promote the City's land use and policy goals developed in such Plan, such as distribution and access to health care services.” The Ordinance created Planning Code Sections 342 through 342.10 to create and implement the HCSMP.

The Planning Department and the Department of Public Health (DPH), with extensive community involvement, completed the Health Care Services Master Plan.

The Plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on December 17, 2013 and signed by the Mayor on December 26, 2013. The HCSMP provides extensive community health data; identifies the current and projected needs for health care services in San Francisco; and makes recommendations on how to achieve and maintain an appropriate distribution of health care services in the city.

Components of the HCSMP

The HCSMP will be used by the Planning Department to guide land use decisions for health care related development projects. The Planning Department must now determine whether certain medical use projects align with the HCSMP by making a “Consistency Determination.”

The following are the key components of the HCSMP:

  1. Community Health Status Assessment
  2. Health System Trends Assessment
  3. Capacity & Gap Assessment
  4. Land Use Assessment
  5. Historical Role Assessment
  6. Policy Recommendations and Guidelines to promote an equitable and efficient distribution of health care services in the San Francisco.

 

Medical Use Projects subject to a Consistency Determination with the HCSMP

The HCSMP will be used by the Planning Department and Planning Commission to guide land use decisions for health care related development projects through a “Consistency Determination.” For Determinations issued by the Planning and Health Departments for medical use projects which are subject to a HCSMP Consistency Determination please click here.

 

Key Documents

 

Plan Development Process

For more details on the development of the Plan, copies of community meeting materials and minutes, and other background documents please visit DPH’s Health Care Services Master Plan's Task Force website.

 

Presentations & Staff Reports

Neighborhood Services Committee Presentation - December 5, 2013

Joint Planning & Health Commission Hearing Presentation - September 19, 2013

Planning Commission Informational Hearing - July 18, 2013

 

Contact

For additional information on the Planning Department's work on HCSMP, please contact:

Claudia Flores
Citywide Division
Planning Department
(415) 575-6473
claudia.flores@sfgov.org
Elizabeth Watty
Current Planning
Planning Department
(415) 558-6620
elizabeth.watty@sfgov.org

For SFDPH, please contact: