Every week, Annie Le, a nurse who runs San Francisco’s Dore Urgent Care Clinic, tries to help people in crisis.
Some are hearing voices. Others are grappling with grief or reeling from a panic attack. Most are homeless and seeking respite at the city’s only mental health urgent care clinic where people can rest for 24 hours. Clients get fed and talk to therapists and nurses who can provide medications, help with substance use withdrawal and check on their physical health.