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Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic

The Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic provides advanced medical and surgical treatment options to patients diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia. Patients who have not received a definitive diagnosis for severe facial pain can be evaluated by experienced neurologists to determine whether their pain is caused by trigeminal neuralgia or another disorder. In addition to providing expert clinical diagnoses, the neurologists at the clinic manage treatment with medications, which is the first line of therapy for trigeminal neuralgia.

Patients who have received a definitive diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia by a neurologist and whose pain is no longer helped by medications may be candidates for neurosurgery.

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

Getting Here

Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Medical Management : (415) 353-2892
Surgical Managment: (415) 353-2241
Medical Management Fax: (415) 353-2898
Surgical Management Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 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

Patient Services

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

Edward Chang
Dr. Edward Chang,
neurosurgeon
Richard Cuneo
Dr. Richard Cuneo,
neurologist
Neil Raskin
Dr. Neil Raskin,
neurologist