With just one doctor and one nurse, a storefront primary care clinic first opened its doors in 1972 to seniors in the Tenderloin. Its founder, Dr. Francis J. Curry, was a pioneer in patient-centered care and sought to make medical care as accessible as possible for low-income patients. This revolutionary approach would later become a model for national and international efforts against tuberculosis.
Today, Dr. Curry’s legacy of leadership and innovation lives on through the Curry Senior Center. Regardless of income or insurance, seniors have access – right in their neighborhood – to top-notch health care, as well as meals, housing, and other social services. This helps meet seniors’ essential needs and lets them stay as active and socially connected as possible as they age.