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Tourette's and Tic Disorders Clinic
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Since 1983 the Tourette's and Tic Disorders Clinic (TTDC) has provided a unique resource for patients and their families throughout the northwestern United States. The clinic provides initial evaluations, second opinions and expert consultation for patients with tic movement disorders and associated conditions, including attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The clinic works to find the best treatment options to minimize disruptions to the patient and to social relationships.

The clinic also educates patients and families about Tourette's syndrome and related conditions. This includes information about treatment options, medications and available community resources.

In the clinic, neuropsychiatrists, psychologists, research personnel and trainees work together to give our patients the most complete evaluation and treatment services available. We can provide referrals to doctors in your community for continued care when appropriate. We also provide long-term follow-up consultation here at the TTDC.

Getting Here

Tourette's and Tic Disorders Clinic
401 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-7213
Fax: (415) 476-7163

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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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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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