Healthy Living Pavilion

For the fourth year in a row, the Hill Physicians Asian Heritage Street Celebration will feature a health section entitled Healthy Living Pavilion. This area of the street fair will comprise of many community health groups and sponsor booths that will collectively promote health and wellness. The Healthy Living Pavilion, which will be located on Larkin Street between Fulton and McAllister, will include a variety of free and low-cost health services, professional medical advice and health-related educational material for the community. Here’s a look at what’s in store this year:

 Hepatitis B Screenings and Education

To spread awareness of hepatitis B, which affects 1 in 10 Asian and Pacific Islanders, the fair will offer free educational brochures, hepatitis B screenings and MD consultations. This section is a collective effort by Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Subaru, Gilead, Onyx Pharmaceutical,and Genentech.

Other Health Screenings & Tests

Asthma/lung screening, by St Mary’s Medical Center

Blood Pressure Screenings, by CVS/Pharmacy

Body Mass Index Measurement, by Kaiser Permanente

Bone Density Screening, by Hill Physicians

Grip Strength Screening, by Hill Physicians

Hepatitis B Testing, by Sutter Health’s California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Hepatitis C Testing, by Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

HIV Rapid Testing, by Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Glucose Tests, by St Mary’s Medical Center and North East Medical Services

Education and Activities

Ask a Doctor, by St Mary’s Medical Center

Healthy Activity, by Kaiser Permanente

Health Presentations, by Hill Physicians

Meet the Doctor, by Hill Physicians

Natural Medicine

Dr. Effie Chow, Qigong Grandmaster

Dr. Effie Chow (PhD, RN, LicAc, Qigong Grandmaster Chair of the annual World Congress on Qigong/Traditional Chinese Medicine) is bringing to the street fair: 1) The Asian and Chinese Healing Arts and Sciences (ACHAS), 2) Integrative Body/Mind Medicine (IBMM), and 3) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) to educate people on how to achieve optimum state of health (mind/ body/spirit in harmony with the environment) by moving beyond the limitations of western medicine: a “must do” to thrive in today’s challenged world. Be sure to join in for for Fun, Health and Wealth. Dr. Chow is also spearheading the 14th World Congress on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Family Support Services 

Educational material on disaster preparedness, hosted by the Red Cross, in addition to a variety of other family support services will be available to the public at the fair.


Health Education

In addition to hepatitis B education, the community will have access to free educational material and advice about various health concerns.

Ask Your Doctor, by St Mary’s Medical Center

Liver Cancer Education, by the American Liver Foundation

Lupus Education, by the San Francisco Lupus Support Group

Marrow Education, by the Asian American Donor Program (AADP)


Health Screenings part of National Viral Hepatitis Day:


Pictures of the Healthy Living Pavilion