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Welcome to OBIC

OBIC Clinic (formerly known as the Office-based Buprenorphine Induction Clinic) provides treatment for individuals wanting to stop, cut back, or reduce the harms related to drug use.  Founded in 2003, OBIC clinic was one of the first clinics in the country to provide office-based buprenorphine treatment.  We have treated over 2,000 patients since inception.

We provide treatment for substance use disorders with medications and evidence-based treatments in addition to treating other co-occurring mental health conditions.  Our goal is to collaborate with patients to provide individualized care based on self-identified goals.  This can include stopping or cutting back on drug use or reducing potential harm related to substance use.  We support patients through the early phases of treatment for their substance use with the ultimate goal of connecting people to long-term, integrated care with community based primary care or mental health providers.

OBIC clinic is a partnership with the City and County of San Francisco and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  We are co-located and partner with the San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services Pharmacy.

OBIC’s Approach To Care

OBIC’s mission is to provide treatment for substance use disorders through respect, kindness, and patient-empowerment.  We offer harm reduction and evidence-based treatment tailored to individual needs for anyone who walks in the door. We specialize in individualized approaches to medications for opioid use disorder, medications for alcohol use disorder, and counseling services.

Available Services at OBIC Clinic

  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (Sublingual Buprenorphine, Injectable Buprenorphine XR, and Injectable Naltrexone XR)
  • Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder
  • Medications treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Same day access to medications
  • Substance Use Counseling
  • Harm Reduction, Overdose Prevention Education, and access to Naloxone
  • Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Linkage to primary care and psychiatric care
  • Assistance registering for public health insurance
  • Coming soon: Contingency Management for Stimulant Use Disorder


OBIC Clinic provides treatment for people with a substance use disorder or addiction to drugs or alcohol who are 16 years of age and over.

Insurance: OBIC Clinic works with patients who have or are eligible for public insurance in the county of San Francisco.  This includes San Francisco Medi-cal (San Francisco Health Plan, Blue Anthem Medi-cal, and Kaiser Medi-cal), Healthy San Francisco, and Healthy Workers.

We are not able to accept private commercial insurance or self-pay.

If you are not sure if you are eligible, please call us to discuss more at (415) 552-6242.

How to Make a Referral

We accept patient self-referrals and referrals from clinical service providers.  We see patients for appointments or drop-ins and have same day appointment availability.

Please call us at (415) 552-6242 to refer a patient or if you are an interested patient to set up an appointment.

Hours of Operation

Patient Clinic Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

8:30 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


9:30 am – 11:30 am
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We accept drop-ins or scheduled appointments.  

We are closed on weekends and federal holidays.



Contact Information

Phone: (415) 552-6242



1380 Howard Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

OBIC Poem by Christy Soran

‘Twas the night of our party, all merry and bright,

At the office we gathered, a festive delight.

Maria, our front desk star, with a smile so sweet,

Greeting patients with joy, making their visits a treat.


Lidia, in sparkly shoes, patient care in her stride,

Patients visits flowing, in sync with the tide.

Sabryna, the peacemaker, deescalating with grace,

Incentivizing change, making our workplace a better place.


Steve, a steady presence, though remote from afar,

Always there for patients, like a holiday star.

Dimi, the data driver, a supportive dad too,

Guiding us through avatar challenges, making our goals come true.


Mike, steps counting, empowering change with might,

A force for impact, making patient futures bright.

Paulette, working in a camper to get her DNP,

puts patients in control, Driving towards progress and a goal.


Leslie leads in research, with patient input so grand,

Shaping our future with a smart and caring hand.

Rebecca, salsa-ready, extending OBIC cheer,

Dancing through the evening, making joy crystal clear.


Johann, mother of cates on Fridays full of fun,

Patient care at its best, when the week is done.

Yvonne, always ready, carrying a 100 pound load,

Supporting the team on our winding road.


Dymon, a style icon, teaching as she learns,

Driving OBIC innovation, with each twist and turn.

Alex, psyching us up, in both OBIC and HOPE,

Raising a baby, with love to elope.


Dom, in walking shoes, outreach his expertise and delight,

Chasing after Carter, under day or night.

Duyen questions powers and structures in her care,

Uniting case managers, a leader so rare.


Josette, with reiki skill, navigating health’s maze,

Guiding patients through, with a comforting gaze.

Kristina, our guide in protocols and the IRB,

blessing us to find what methadone at OBIC can be.

Monique, a bridge, ‘twixt jail and community,

Sharing stories, fostering unity.


Ali, linking us all, to care systems grand,

Exploring therapy, across the psychedelic land.

Andy, rule enforcer, DSAAM’s vision in sight,

Keeping us in line, who likes roast chicken on Monday night.


So here’s to our team, diverse and so grand,

Each one playing a role, like an intricate band.

In this holiday season, let’s celebrate together,

For the care we provide, and the bonds that tether.