For Patients

We do our best to provide exceptional care for every patient. To learn more about amyloidosis and our services, click on the links below:

Make an Appointment

To make a clinic appointment with one of the specialists in UCSF's Amyloid Service, contact our new patient coordinator at:

UCSF Cardiac Amyloid Program
400 Parnassus Avenue, 5th floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone number: (415) 353-9088 (available 24/7)
Fax number: (415) 353-3889
Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone for existing patients: (415) 353-2421
Phone for new patients: (415) 353-2051
Fax: (415) 353-2467

 

Maps and Parking

Parking

Parking at Parnassus:

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation to Parnassus

UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

 

Patient Guide to Amyloidosis

 

What to Expect At Your Visit

Amyloid is a multi-system disease that often requires care from providers across different disciplines. Our team works together to coordinate between cardiologists, hematologists, oncologists, among others to provide the best, most comprehensive care possible. At your visit, you will be guided to see the appropriate providers. If your provider thinks you may have amyloidosis, a biopsy may be performed on the site wherein the suspected amyloid deposits are located. A biopsy uses a needle to remove a small amount of tissue to test for the disease and is almost always an outpatient procedure.

 

Amyloidosis Related Organizations

Amyloidosis Foundation – The Amyloidosis Foundation strives to heighten awareness of Amyloidosis while facilitating interactions between those affected by amyloidosis and experienced medical and emotional support groups.

Amyloidosis Support Groups – ASG is a nonprofit corporation whose primary purpose is to bring together all who are affected by amyloidosis through nationwide support group meetings, online discussion groups, and a 24-hour hotline.

Online Amyloid Mailing List

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society — LLS is dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. This organization serves as a source of information for patients throughout their cancer journeys.

Northern California Amyloidosis Support Group — The Northern California Amyloidosis Support Group meets on Saturdays four times a year. Patients have the opportunity to share stories, listen to guest speakers, and support one another.