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Sjogren's Syndrome Clinic

The UCSF Sjögren's Syndrome Clinic is the only one of its kind on the West Coast. The clinic evaluates patients who may have this chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks its own moisture producing glands. Patients with this condition usually experiences dry eyes and a dry mouth. It also may cause dryness of the skin or vagina, and may affect other organs, such as the lungs, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract or nervous system. Patients may suffer from joint pain or fatigue.

Evaluation is provided by a team, including oral medicine specialists, ophthalmologists and optometrists in coordination with rheumatologists.

Getting Here

Sjögren's Syndrome Clinic
521 Parnassus Ave., Room C-646
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-2045
Fax: (415) 514-2862

Hours: Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. – noon
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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

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

Parnassus

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, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Clinic Team

Thomas Lietman
Dr. Thomas Lietman,
ophthalmologist
Ava Wu
Dr. Ava Wu,
oral medicine specialist