For Referring Physicians

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Our experts are available to provide consultation for all aspects of cardiovascular care and prevention. We strive to provide rapid, seamless referrals with an emphasis on customer service. We have eight different locations throughout the Bay Area and an easy mechanism for referrals.

UCSF has world-class expertise in every area of cardiology and is an outstanding resource for both patients and referring physicians. We routinely receive referrals from all over the Bay Area, the country, and the world. 



About our Centers

The main UCSF Health clinic for cardiology patients is the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at the Mission Bay campus. The clinic recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and provides comprehensive care to both cardiology and vascular patients, including phlebotomy services and dedicated testing facilities for echocardiography, stress testing, nuclear medicine scanning, and vascular ultrasound, and cardiac rehabilitation. Patients can complete blood draws and diagnostic tests onsite, often on the same day as their consultation. Since all testing is performed onsite, we are able to offer rapid consultation for any positive test in all subspecialties.

The opening of the Cardiovascular Care and Prevention Center at Mission Bay provided an opportunity to create an even more user-friendly experience. Outpatient cardiovascular services are provided in the spacious clinic on the ground floor of the Smith Cardiovascular Research Institute building, conveniently located near downtown San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, and just 20 minutes from the airport. Valet parking is available, and the Center is located near Highways 101 and 280, the MUNI T light rail line, and UCSF shuttles. In addition, we continue to run practices on the Parnassus campus, Mount Zion campus, Chinatown, and Marin.

In response to feedback we gathered from community medical physicians, we hired referral coordinators to help new patients navigate the UCSF system and to facilitate communication among patients, referring physicians, and UCSF cardiologists. We typically respond rapidly within 24 hours for referring physicians. We also have a cardiologist available for rapid consultation for urgent patient issues.