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Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Complementary care combines the best of alternative therapies — such as acupuncture, massage, meditation, herbs and nutrition — with conventional medicine to promote good health and treat illness.

Generally, alternative medicine is defined as treatments used in place of conventional medicine, while complementary medicine involves alternative practices used together with conventional medicine. A third category, called integrative medicine, combines mainstream medical treatments with alternative therapies that have been studied and determined to be safe and effective.

At the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, located at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, our doctors, nurses and therapists use these tested practices to address the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of health care. Our team includes specialists in women's health, cancer, chronic pain, repetitive strain injury, headaches, cardiac disease, nutrition and healthy living.

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Getting Here

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
1545 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7700
Fax: (415) 353-7358

Monday and Tuesday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday and Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Access Your Health Information Online

This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.

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Meditative Garden

Osher Center Meditative Garden

The Tomoye Takahashi Japanese Meditative Garden is a space of calm
and tranquility for patients, families and health care practitioners.

The garden is on the fourth floor of UCSF's Osher Building, made possible with support by the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher foundation donated the property and jointly funded construction with UC.

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is located on the fourth and fifth floors of the building. The third floor is shared with UCSF General Internal Medicine, which also occupies the first and second floors.

For more information about the garden, call the Osher Center at
(415) 353-7700.


Parking at Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St.and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

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. The daily maximum for patrons with disability placards is $12.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 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. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

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

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

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.

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Clinic Team

Kevin Barrows
Dr. Kevin Barrows,
family and integrative medicine specialist
Donald Abrams
Dr. Donald Abrams,
cancer and integrative medicine specialist
Teresa Corrigan
Teresa Corrigan,
nurse and biofeedback trainer
Marcia Degelman
Marcia Degelman,
massage therapist
Anand Dhruva
Dr. Anand Dhruva,
cancer and integrative medicine specialist
Wolf Mehling
Dr. Wolf Mehling,
family and integrative medicine specialist
Richard McKinney
Dr. Richard McKinney,
integrative medicine specialist
Tracy Peng
Dr. Tracy Peng,
integrative psychiatrist
Brook Stone
Brook Stone,
social worker and psychotherapist
Miria  Toveg
Miria Toveg,