To our participants, staff, and families,

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation’s priority is the health and wellness of our participants and staff. We will continue to operate ESSENTIAL SERVICES to ensure the people we serve receive the care and supports they need to manage through the Coronavirus crisis.

We are monitoring closely the ever-changing situation across the region, and working daily to adjust our plans to ensure services continue to be provided. During this public health crisis, we will continue to reevaluate the way we provide our services in order to support participants without putting them at greater risk of exposure.

Stay safe!
Sharam Kohan
Executive Director



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CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Manage Anxiety and Stress
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
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Counseling/therapy for Adults, Children and Families

ERNEST MITCHELL JR., Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center, Outpatient Clinic Services



Bayview Hunters Point Foundation


Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center

Outpatient Clinic Services


Brief Overview

The Ernest Mitchell Jr. Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center will provide outpatient treatment services that support patients with stabilization, establishing and maintaining recovery in addition to managing substance use disorders to achieve self-determination and experience an increased quality of life. Patients who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders are covered under DMC when prescribed by a physician as medically necessary.


The components of Outpatient Treatment Services are:

· Intake

· Individual and Group Counseling

· Psychoeducation

· Medication Services

· Collateral Services

· Crisis Intervention Services

· Treatment Planning and Discharge Services


Individual counseling is provided only for the purposes of intake, crisis intervention, collateral services, and treatment and discharge planning. Each OPT participant will receive at least two group face-to-face counseling sessions every thirty days focused on achieving goals they’ve set in treatment planning including but not limited to housing, mental health, self-care, family, job/school, their relationship to substance use, etc. Group sessions may last up to 90 minutes


OPT Services

Inclusive of the above list, OPT services include admissions, physical examinations, medical direction, body specimen screens, TB tests, linkage to BVHPF wraparound services or other resources, will be provided by staff that is lawfully authorized to provide, prescribe and/or order these services within their scope of practice or licensure.


Group Counseling

Group counseling sessions shall focus on short-term personal challenges not limited to family, relationships, job/school, health, their relationship to substance abuse, etc. Patients shall receive at least two group counseling sessions per month unless waived by a physician. Groups shall be conducted with no less than two and no more than twelve participants at the same time.


Individual Counseling

Individual counseling sessions consists of fifty minutes and are limited to goals set in the treatment plan, intake, crisis intervention, collateral services, linkages and treatment and discharge planning. Participants to receive a minimum of one face to face individual counseling session each month.



The Ernest Mitchell Jr. Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center will be a beacon in the community that is accessible to all members to facilitate self-empowerment, wellness and safety. Our goal is to increase the community’s ownership of the center and have a steady flow of participants utilizing services to meet their needs.

In accordance with BVHPF’s mission to build a community that is safe, empowered, clean and healthy, Self-Care services will be provided by onsite qualified individual practitioners in areas of acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutrition, therapy, etc. These services will be accessible to the entire community including employees, homeowners, patients. Services maybe offered on a sliding scale.