- ID (For Entry to the hospital and ICU after hours)
- Insurance card and information
- Cash, credit card
- Phone and charger
Family members also consider:
- Change of clothes
- Any medications that YOU take
Things that will be helpful for you (or your loved one’s) medical care in the ICU:
- List of medications you take
- List of allergies
- Any additional records are helpful, but your medical team can also help in obtaining these records
- UCSF Medical Center is located at 505 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94143
Public Transportation: UCSF Medical Center is accessible by Muni Streetcar line N-Judah (stops at 2nd Ave. and Irving St.), and bus lines 43-Masonic and 6-Parnassus (both stop in front of the hospital)
Driving: If you are coming from the north or east, please note there are tolls to cross the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges.
- From the east: Take I-80 W. Take the 101-N exit toward Golden Gate Bridge. Continue onto Octavia Blvd, then turn left onto Fell St. Stay in the right lane in order to make a left onto Stanyan St. Turn right onto Parnassus. The hospital will be on your left.
- From the north: Take 101 S across the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Route 1 South exit toward 19th Ave/Golden Gate Park. Continue onto Veterans Blvd. and follow the street as it becomes Park Presidio Blvd. and then Park Presidio Bypass Blvd. Follow the curve left as it becomes Crossover Dr. until it becomes 19th Ave. Turn left onto Judah. Judah will become Parnassus. The hospital will be on your right.
- From the south: Take I-280 N until it ends. Follow CA-1 N/19th Ave. north until you reach Judah, then turn right. Judah will become Parnassus Ave. The hospital will be on your right.
For more information, please see the UCSF website.
There are three parking structures nearby:
- Millberry Union Public Garage: 500 Parnassus Ave. (across from the hospital)
- Westside/Kirkham Surface Lot: 707 Parnassus Ave. (behind the School of Dentistry)
- Beckman/Koret Surface Lot: 5th Ave. at Kirkham
- 0-1 Hours = $3.75
- 1-2 Hours = $7.50
- 2-3 Hours = $7.50
- 3-4 Hours = $15.00
- 4-5 Hours = $18.75
- 5-6 Hours = $22.50
- 7-24 Hours = $30.00 (daily maximum)
- Motorcycles = Daily maximum of $5.00
- 0-1 Hours = $3.75
- 1-2 Hours = $6.00
- 2-3 Hours = $6.00 (daily maximum)
Weeknight (6 PM-7 AM) and weekend parking is available at the Westside/Kirkham and Beckman/Koret Surface Lots at a rate of $3.00.
Street parking is subject to time and permit restrictions.
For the most up-to-date information, visit campuslifeservices.ucsf.edu/transportation/services/parking/public_parking.
UCSF has several ICUs located on different floors:
- Hospital Information: (415) 476-1000
- 8 Neuro ICU: (415) 353-8534
- 9 Medical/Surgical ICU: (415) 353-1621
- 10 Cardiac Care ICU: (415) 353-1007
- 11 Neuro ICU: (415) 353-1873
- 13 Medical/Surgical ICU: (415) 353-8113
After the main entrance, you will encounter an information desk or, if after after-hours, a security guard. Please ask for your loved one’s floor and bed. To enter the secure ICU, ring the bell for access, and a front-desk greeter will sign you in. If someone in your party has arrived before you, there may be a code word required for entry (ask your bedside nurse for more information on the code word).
If your loved one is being transferred to UCSF from another hospital, we recommend you ask the transferring hospital to which floor and bed, if known, your loved one will be going.
- Bedside nurse: He or she will be at your loved one’s side minute-to-minute. A great first person to ask for upon arrival.
- Charge nurse: He or she helps helps manage all patients in the ICU. Also a great initial person to ask for.
- Physician: There will always be a physician caring for your loved one 24 hours a day. The best way to arrange a conversation is to ask your family member’s bedside nurse to set up a meeting.
- The ICU social worker: There are dedicated ICU social workers that can help connect you to resources, including financial counseling. They are available during the daytime hours, and you can request a meeting by talking to your loved one’s bedside nurse.