Photo Caption: Close up image of a group of sealed glass bottles containing the vaccine
On Friday, April 16 LightHouse’s San Francisco headquarters will once again be open for people in the Bay Area who are blind or have low vision, anyone who has a disability and their caregivers to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
You will need to make an appointment by calling 628-652-2700.
- When you call this number, you will be asked for some basic personal information, your healthcare provider details and will be given an appointment time.
- You do not have to share proof of your disability
- This line is open and staffed from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Voicemail messages can be left for a callback outside of these hours. This line is available to speakers of both Spanish and English.
- Other language interpreters are available once you leave a voicemail requesting a callback.
Please Note: if you have not registered using this method, you will not be able to get the vaccine at this site.
April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 2021
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco headquarters
1155 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The number to register is 628-652-2700.
Getting to Your Appointment
The LightHouse Headquarters is located on 1155 Market Street between 7th and 8th streets.
Below are a couple of ways to get financial assistance to get to your vaccination appointment.
- Free taxi rides to vaccination appointments through the Essential Trip Card program.
If you are signed up for San Francisco’s low-cost taxi program for seniors (65+) and people with disabilities called the Essential Trip Card, you can get to your vaccine appointment for free with the help of Community Living Campaign (CLC). Every program participant gets one additional $60 vaccine allotment, and CLC can pay your share if you ask. Just call San Francisco Paratransit at 415-351-7000 and let them know you’d like to use your vaccine allotment, and that you’d like support from CLC. CLC will cover your $12, so you’ll get $60 on your card without paying a cent.
Not signed up for the Essential Trip Card yet? No problem. Call 311 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and tell them you want to sign up. Say you’re interested in financial help from Community Living Campaign for your vaccine appointment, and you’ll have $60 on your taxi card when you get it in the mail, with no money out of your pocket.
- $50 Lyft Vouchers for Vaccine Access for Seniors 60+, Adults with Disabilities, and Caregivers
Community Living Campaign is also giving away $50 Lyft vouchers for trips to vaccination appointments for San Francisco residents 60 and older, residents with disabilities, and caregivers. Individuals must have the Lyft app on their smartphone to use the voucher. Offer valid while voucher supplies last. (Individuals who receive services in San Francisco but live outside of the city may also be eligible.) To inquire about a voucher, contact Cathy DeLuca at 415-638-9183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
People using Rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber will need to enter 676 Stevenson Street as the destination into the app. This address is for the rear entrance of 1155 Market Street.
Using Public Transit
The closest public transit is the Civic Center BART station. The only exits open currently are those on the United Nations Plaza side. The closest bus stops are Jones and 6th and Orpheum Theater.
What Happens Once You Arrive?
LightHouse will have volunteers available to meet people outside the front and rear entrances of 1155 Market Street. They will then guide you to the lobby where your information will be checked. All volunteers will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks.
Surfaces will be frequently and regularly disinfected (with Safer Choice products made and sold by the LightHouse).
The number of people who can ride an elevator at the same time will be restricted to a designated number by the site manager.
Once on the 10th floor, another group of friendly volunteers will show you where to wait for your vaccination.
After your injection, you will wait for 15 minutes before being shown back to the lobby and out of the building. Volunteers will be available to help locate Rideshares if required.
For further information, read the Vaccine FAQs from SF.gov.
LightHouse is proud to be able to offer our headquarters as a central, easy, and welcoming location for our extended community to get their vaccinations.