Before a surgical procedure at our Mount Zion hospital, your doctor will schedule an appointment for you at the Prepare Program, our anesthesia and surgical evaluation program. Our Prepare Program staff will ensure you're ready for surgery and that you complete the necessary tests before your operation.
Your appointment will include hospital registration, financial counseling and a health evaluation.
A blood test, chest X-ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) may be performed
Prepare Program at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St., Suite A-324
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885-7241
Fax: (415) 885-7693
Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
We will provide instructions for your hospital admission, including where to check in and restrictions regarding what you may eat and drink before your operation.
On the day of your surgery, please arrive two hours prior to your scheduled procedure. You may be asked to complete additional forms on the day of your operation.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
If you are a surgical patient, please arrive at the hospital at the time indicated by your doctor's office or the Prepare Clinic. When you arrive, please go to the pre-operative waiting room in M-104J on the first floor of the hospital, unless you have been told otherwise.
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.