Street Overdose Response Team

The Street Overdose Response Team launched in August 2021 as a collaboration between the San Francisco Department of Public Health and the San Francisco Fire Department, in response to the drug overdose epidemic. 

We respond to people immediately after an overdose, and again within 72-hours, to connect people to care and treatment. Support may include lifesaving naloxone, medication assisted therapy, supportive counseling, and guidance getting substance use treatment, housing, or shelter. 

Response teams consist of a SFFD Community Paramedic and a DPH peer counselor. Follow-up teams are staffed by a variety of Department of Public Health personnel, including substance use navigators, nurse practitioners, case managers and physicians.