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Screening and Acute Care Clinic

The UCSF Screening and Acute Care Clinic is one of the few remaining acute care clinics in San Francisco. The clinic operates on a same-day, walk-in appointment basis for adults 18 and older. Patients can be evaluated for urgent, non-life threatening medical problems that need same-day evaluation.

Appointments are scheduled until all time slots are filled. For patients who have seen their UCSF primary care doctor at least once within the past three years, a limited number of appointments can be scheduled by phone.

Patients also can submit an online request through InQuicker. After registering online, a staff member will contact you within 30 minutes to confirm your request. Please note that a limited number of appointments are available each day through InQuicker. InQuicker also offers an app for using this service on your mobile device.

Schedule your Screening and Acute Care appointment now:

UCSF Screening and Acute Care Clinic

Patients who think they may be having a life-threatening emergency and are suffering from serious shortness of breath, chest pain, sudden paralysis of the arms or legs should immediately call 911 or go directly to the emergency room.

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Conditions Commonly Treated:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Cough and bronchitis
  • Headache
  • Infections of the ears, throat and sinuses
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Minor trauma
  • Skin infection
  • Urinary tract infections, vaginitis and urethritis

The following treatments ARE NOT provided:

  • Employment or school physicals
  • IUD or diaphragm placement
  • Prescription medication refill requests
  • Routine tuberculosis skin tests
  • Routine general physicals
  • Travel vaccinations
  • Worker's compensation first visit

Financial Issues

Insurance Coverage: Your insurance plan may require you to pay an annual deductible before it pays for your visits. Please determine from your insurer the deductible you must pay before your appointment. If you are a member of a health maintenance organization (HMO) with Brown & Toland Medical Group, please ask your primary care doctor to fax a referral prior to your visit. If you are a member of a preferred provider organization (PPO) plan, please contact your insurance carrier to verify it will cover your visit.

Self-pay Visits: If you are unable to obtain a referral or authorization for your appointment, or you choose to pay for your visit yourself, you will be asked to pay a deposit at the time of your appointment. This is a deposit only and doesn't include fees for tests or procedures that may be needed. You will receive a bill in the mail for the amount owed for your visit and services received.

  • New Patient: $235 deposit
  • Established Patient $160 deposit
  • Non U.S. Residents $425 deposit
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Please call the number below to make an appointment.

Getting Here

Screening and Acute Care Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 353-2602
Fax: (415) 353-2699

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturdays and most holidays
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

What to Bring

    Please bring with you:

    • A current list of the medications — including over-the-counter medications, vitamin supplements and herbal products you are taking.
    • Your insurance card and co-payment if required.
    • A deposit if you will be paying for the visit.

What to Expect

    When you register, you'll be given an appointment time. You may choose the next available appointment or schedule one later in the day. Please arrive for your appointment on time so we can serve all our patients in a timely manner.

    During your appointment, a nurse will initially evaluate you.

    As a teaching institution, residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students play an important role in our clinic and work closely with our health care providers.

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

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Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Medical Center is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Medical Center is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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