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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Clinic

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects almost 1 in 10 women, yet it has different consequences for each woman. Some of the most common symptoms are irregular periods, excess body or facial hair, acne and difficulty maintaining a healthy weight. It may also be associated with depression, difficulty getting pregnant, predisposition to type II diabetes and other long-term health problems.

The PCOS Clinic at UCSF Medical Center offers an integrated approach to treating polycystic ovarian syndrome. Patients see a team of specialists in reproductive endocrinology, dermatology, nutrition, psychology and genetics. We work together with each patient to create an individualized treatment plan that will work for her. We are also developing a psycho-educational group and exercise program series for women who would like to start integrating exercise into their lives.

Patients are also welcome to participate in our PCOS research program, which will help us understand the cause of PCOS and the best methods of treatment.

Depending on your health insurance, you may need a referral from a primary care doctor.

Getting Here

PCOS Clinic
2356 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 885-3674
Fax: (415) 885-3663

Hours: Two Thursdays a month
8 a.m. – 12 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.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

Parking

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. Those with a valid disabled placard may have their parking fee waived by obtaining a parking voucher from their clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

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 www.1635divisaderogarage.com.

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 www.sfmuni.com.

* 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

Marcelle Cedars
Dr. Marcelle Cedars,
director, Center for Reproductive Health
Mary Ellen DiPaola
Mary Ellen DiPaola,
dietitian and diabetes educator
Heather Huddleston
Dr. Heather Huddleston,
fertility specialist