Citywide Resources

211 - Social Services

211 in San Francisco County can help you find food, housing, health care, senior services, child care, legal aid, and much more. Calling 211 is free, confidential, multilingual, and available 24/7.

311 - City Services

The 311 Customer Service Center provides a prompt, courteous, and professional customer service experience 24 hours a day to San Francisco residents, visitors, and businesses seeking general information and services:

511 - Bay Area Transportation

511 is your one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, and bicycling information. It’s FREE and available whenever you need it 24/7 from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or visit

911 - Emergency

911 is the emergency phone number. You can also dial directly to San Francisco dispatch from your cell phone at 415-553-8090. The purpose of San Francisco's 911 Emergency Telephone System is to provide for the immediate response of police, fire, or medical personnel for emergency occurrences. To accomplish this, it is imperative that the calls received on 911 lines be restricted to those situations that require immediate dispatching of Police, Paramedic, or Fire Department personnel.

Public Health Nurses (PHN)

PHN Home Visiting Programs

San Francisco AIDS Foundation (SFAF) - Syringe Pick Up Crew

The SFAF Syringe Pick Up Crew collects and safely disposes of syringe litter in neighborhoods across San Francisco seven days a week from 7am to 7pm. Improperly discarded syringes can be reported by calling (415) 818-7769.