Haight Ashbury Free Clinic, Inc.CEO John Eckstrom, Board Chair Eric Flowers, and Barbara Garcia of the S.F. Department of Public Health all addressed the crowd of over 100 on Mission Street during today’s ribbon cutting event. They emphasized the Center’s mission of providing primary care, substance abuse treatment, and mental health counseling all under one roof. Keynote Speaker and former HAFCI employee Carole Migden told of her efforts in Sacramento to try to hammer out a solution to provide health care for everyone in California.

The Integrated Care Center is amazingly large. It looks as if HAFCI will be able to serve lots more people than when Dr. Darryl Inaba (author of the famous Uppers, Downers, [and] All Arounders, we have our copy around here somewhere) was running things. Many will get back on track by taking the first step of entering the doors at 1735 Mission Street near Duboce and 14th Street. We wish HAFCI good luck!

A few more shots and some fireworks after the jump.