The Dialysis Center at Mount Zion provides patients with dialysis, a life-saving treatment, for patients with chronic kidney failure. The Dialysis Center is a hospital-based unit that has 14 dialysis stations. The unit provides hemodialysis and continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) treatments to a diverse group of adult patients who have chronic (long-term) kidney failure.
Dialysis performs the work of the kidneys by cleansing the blood and removing wastes and excess water. The two types of dialysis are hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. In hemodialysis, the patient's blood is passed through an artificial kidney machine — this procedure is performed in a hospital or similar facility. In peritoneal dialysis, the blood is filtered within the patient's abdomen and the dialysis fluid there is exchanged through a catheter. CAPD is a type of peritoneal dialysis that patients can perform at home.
Dialysis care at Mount Zion is provided by a team of professionals including nephrologists (physicians specializing in kidney diseases), registered nurses, certified hemodialysis technicians, registered dieticians and a clinical social worker. The unit's goal is to maintain and improve the overall health and quality of life for patients with End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). We continuously monitor patient satisfaction and clinical indicators in order to measure and improve the quality of patient care and to maintain our high standards of operation.
You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.
1675 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94143-1617
Phone: (415) 885-7421
Fax: (415) 885-7396
Hours: Monday to Saturday
5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is at 1635 Divisadero St. and the other at 2420 Sutter St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.
The 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum.
For more information about parking in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit www.1635divisaderogarage.com.
The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum. Those with a valid disabled placard receive a daily maximum rate of $12.
For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.
Other public parking garages are available nearby.
Metered street parking is rarely available.
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:
The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.
For more information about Muni, visit www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes
Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.
For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.