Wellness Center with BP Machine, Yoga Equipments and Dumbbells

Catherine Dodd Wellness Center


In response to San Francisco's Public Health Order issued on March 16th, 2020 for residents to remain in place to help curb the spread of COVID-19, the SFHSS Wellness Center will be temporarily closed starting Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 until further notice. Our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of our members and community. 

CLASSES have gone VIRTUAL. Check out our calendar of events.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the SFHSS Wellness Center, so please continue to check our website for updates on our re-opening or sign-up for our eNewsletter here


Wellness Center group exercise classes, workshops, coaching and other activities are open to all employees and retirees of the City and County of San Francisco, Superior Court of San Francisco, San Francisco Unified School District and City College of San Francisco.

Employee and retiree family members may also participate in these activities, if they are age 18 or older and enrolled in a San Francisco Health Service System health plan. Employee Assistant Program (EAP) services are for active employees and immediate family members only. Check out the variety of classes and special events this month at the Wellness Center. 


Wellness Center resource table

Contact Us: 

Catherine Dodd Wellness Center
1145 Market Street, Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (628) 652-4650

Things you can do at the Wellness Center:

  • Group Exercise Classes

    Feldenkrais (Wednesdays, 1:10-1:55pm) - uses ingenious, gentle movements to promote efficient use of the whole self. These classes have helped people who have limited mobility, repetitive stress injuries, and chronic pain. Come and explore these gentle movements to help with your well-being.

    Pilates (Thursdays, 12:10-12:55pm) -  is a body conditioning routine that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body’s core or powerhouse (torso). People who do Pilates regularly feel they have better posture, are less prone to injury, and experience better overall health.

    Tai Chi (Tuesdays, 1:10-1:55pm) - Tai Chi uses slow smooth body movements to achieve a state of relaxation of both body and mind. While keeping your body in constant motion, this class is low impact and puts minimal stress on muscles and joints.

    Total Body Conditioning (Fridays, 12:10-12:55pm) - this class will use a variety of equipment (balls, bands, weights, body weight) to help build strength and endurance for your total body workout. Modifications will be suggested for various fitness levels.

    Total Body Toning (Mondays 1:10-1:55pm) - focuses on providing you a full body workout that consists of working large muscle groups, core and abdominal exercises along with intermittent bouts of cardiovascular exercise. You will walk away with achieving a total body workout.

    Yoga (Mondays 12:10-12:55pm, Wednesday 5:15-6:00pm & Fridays, 1:10-1:55pm) - has many benefits including relaxation, improved circulation, strength, balance and flexibility. Additionally, those individuals who actively stretch have greater efficiency of movement, fewer postural issues and recover quicker from life's minor aches and pains.

    Zumba (Wednesdays, 12:10-12:55pm) -  workout features easy dance moves to Latin music - no partner required. This class is a high energy workout. Please adjust the pace of the moves to best suit your fitness level. 

    View class schedules and locations

    Upcoming Class Cancellations

    Participation in activities at the SFHSS Wellness Center is strictly voluntary. Before embarking on any physical activity program, you should consult my personal health care provider. Participating in physical activity may involve certain risks and I assume all associated risks. Any injuries suffered in conjunction with participation shall not be subject to reimbursement under any workers’ compensation law or any other applicable law.   

    •    Classes are for CCSF employees and SFHSS members. Classes are not appropriate for children.
    •    Comfortable and supportive shoes must be worn at all times for classes with the exception of Yoga. 
    •    Wear comfortable clothing.
    •    Sign in at the check-in computer upon your arrival.
    •    Please bring a water bottle.
    •    Participants are encouraged to bring a small hand towel.
    •    Please wipe down equipment when class is over 
    •    Class sizes may be limited.
    •    Please minimize disruptions to classes by trying to be on time and staying until the end.


  • Open Use Hours

    The Wellness Center is available for Open Use Monday-Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-2:00pm. To use the space during another time, please call (628) 652-4650. Open Use Hours may not be available due to scheduled events in the Wellness Center. 

  • Seminars and Trainings

    Seminars and Trainings: 

    Office Ergonomics Training, 9:00 - 11:00am, RSVP Required

    Please see Events Calendar for upcoming seminars and trainings.

  • Employee Assistance Program

    Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers 24/7 counseling services. Services are limited to employees of the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District, City College of San Francisco, Superior Court of San Francisco and immediate family members only. Please call (628) 652-4600 or (800) 795-2351 to schedule an appointment. 

  • Specials Events

    Special events at the Wellness Center are scheduled throughout the year for SFHSS members, city employees, and retirees. Events are free. Please check out the Events Calendar for upcoming events. 

    • Health Fairs
    • Health Screenings 
    • Flu Shot Clinics
    • Events for campaigns and challenges 
    • Donations
  • BMI Machine, Blood Pressure Machine, and ADA Scale
    • BMI Machine
    • ADA Scale
    • Self Monitoring Blood Pressure Machine 
  • Visitors and Tours

    Visit us and check out the Wellness Center or schedule a tour for your team. The Well-Being Team is ready to welcome you or a group of your employees with a tour of the facility and get an overview of all the services the Wellness Center offers. 

    For team tours we can organize a tour specifically for your team. Please email or call (628) 652-4650 to schedule.

    Come visit us and learn everything that the Wellness Center has to offer!

    Tours available:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm. 



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