Medical Groups Taking Over Vacant Storefronts In San Francisco Neighborhoods
The influx of retail chains is part of a community-based health care movement, but the trend worries some merchants and residents.
San Francisco Chronicle:
Health Care Chains Taking Root In SF Residential Neighborhoods
In the Ingleside neighborhood, Presidio Heights, Noe Valley and North Beach, medical services chains — some aimed at the well-off, some at the poor — are taking root in spaces that previously had housed everything from hardware stores to toy shops to pizza joints. Combined, four groups — North East Medical Services, One Medical Group, GoHealth Urgent Care and Golden Gate Urgent Care — have opened more than 30 health care service centers in the hearts of residential districts over the past five years. (Dineen, 9/15)