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.

Black History Month

To me, Black History Month is an opportunity to rewrite and reclaim the narrative. History has always been recorded and recited from the perspective of the majority. That is neither right nor wrong, good nor bad – it simply “is.” For one month of the year, the nation’s focus is on the contributions of African Americans. It is an opportunity to reflect on both the contributions and challenges of black Americans throughout history.

It is a time to celebrate the contributions of people like Solomon Carter Fuller, MD, a pioneering African-American psychiatrist who made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s disease, or Mamie Phipps Clark, Ph.D., the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate degree in psychology from Columbia University.

Black History Month is a time to be more inclusive. To seek to understand what is “not” recorded in history that highlights the greatness of our country and richness of our collective heritage. It is also a time to ask, “What if?” What if we didn’t have to review and define black history through the prisms of stigma and historical adversity, which includes race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources. What if “history” were inclusive of the contributions of all people … every month?

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

September 13, 2019


San Francisco, CA — September 2019 — CARF International announced that Bayview Hunters Point Foundation has been accredited for a period of three years for its Substance and Alcohol Addictions.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer-review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with offices at 1625 Carroll Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 and 150 Executive Park Blvd #2800, San Francisco, CA 94134. It has been providing behavioral and addiction treatment services in the Bayview and Hunters Point communities area since 1971.

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF International, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services. For more information about the accreditation process, please visit the CARF website at

Sharam Kohan

Executive Director

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation