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Community Nutrition Program

San Francisco resident seniors (60 years or older) and adults with disabilities (18 – 59 years old) are invited to join us for lunch at community sites located across the city of San Francisco, CA. Community Nutrition Sites

Wellness Programs

Project Open Hand Wellness Programs are available to residents of San Francisco and Alameda County who are eligible based on a primary diagnosis and symptoms. Eligible diagnoses (effective 03/15/20) include:

San Francisco

  • Hepatitis C
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, with an HbA1c of 8.0% or above
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

Alameda County

  • Cancer (Stage 3 & 4)
  • Hepatitis C
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes, with an HbA1c of 8.0% or above
  • Recent major surgery, within 30 days of discharge (6-week service)

Application Form (updated March 2020)

Important: The application form must be filled out completely in order to be considered for services.

Please Download the San Francisco or Alameda County POH Client Application and have your doctor fill it out. This form is in PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free if you are unable to open the form on your computer. **Please note that the Wellness application cannot be used to apply for the MTM program.**

San Francisco Application Form: PDF icon POH_SFpacket_v5.2020(fillable).pdf

Alameda County Application Form: PDF icon Newapp_withcoverpage_v4.2021.FINAL_EB.pdf

Please contact the Client Services Department if you have question:

  • San Francisco (800) 551-6325 or 415-447-2326.
  • Oakland (Alameda County) (510) 622-0221.

Medi-Cal Medically Tailored Meals Pilot Program for Congestive Heart Failure:

Are you a Medi-Cal member with Congestive Heart Failure?

You may be eligible for our Medically Tailored Meals Pilot Program

This is a nutritionally intensive program designed specifically for CHF. It provides ALL meals for three months, and is open to San Francisco and Alameda county residents. The purpose of the intervention is to improve health outcomes and reduce hospital admittance rates of the client.

MTM Application (for SF and Alameda residents): PDF icon MTM Referral Packet v20190108.pdf

PDF icon MTM Referral Packet v20190108.pdfIf you believe you may be eligible, please review the eligibility criteria on the application form and have your medical provider fill out the form.

You may also have the option of transitioning into the Wellness Program after completing the MTM program if you are eligible (details and application below).

Are you a medical provider or referrer interested in referring to this program? Reach out to us at [email protected] or by phone at (415) 447-2326 with any questions or to set up a virtual or in-person presentation to learn more about our program.

POH Locations, Hours, and Directions.


1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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