The Multiple Sclerosis Center provides treatment to reduce the severity and duration of multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks, relieve symptoms and halt or slow the progression of the disease. Although there is no cure, most MS patients lead active lives for many years after their diagnosis and have a normal life span.
UCSF also has a Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center that is the only one of its kind on the West Coast and has been designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence for comprehensive care of children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis.
MS can be tiring and require schedule and lifestyle adjustments. A regular exercise program that includes walking, swimming, stretching or riding a stationary bike can reduce some symptoms. Our physical therapists and staff can help you learn to cope with your condition by improving your walking ability, balance, range of motion and stamina.
UCSF neurologists are part of the Multiple Sclerosis Genetics Group, which studies the role heredity plays in the disease in an effort to better understand MS and develop new therapies.
Multiple Sclerosis Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2069
Fax: (415) 353-2633
Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
To make your first appointment, please call the new patient coordinator at (415) 353-2069.
Before your appointment, please ask your primary care doctor or neurologist to fax or send your medical records, including the results of imagnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The clinic fax number is (415) 353-2633.
Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to complete new patient forms. Bring your insurance card and any authorization documents your insurance plan provides you.
A parking lot is available adjacent to 1500 Owens St.
Parking fees are:
Patients with disabled placards or license plates pay $3 for the first hour and $5 for up to 24 hours.
Parking fees are paid in advance at one of three kiosks. The kiosks accept cash (coins and bills up to $10) and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).
Parking garages are available nearby, at 1625 Owens St. and at 1630 Third St., at higher hourly rates.