The Voice and Swallowing Center specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with voice, airway, speech and swallowing problems. Our team includes otolaryngologists or specialists in ear, nose and throat and head and neck disorders; speech pathologists and vocal trainers.
Singers, actors, TV news broadcasters and others who use their voice to perform their jobs are among our patients as well as those whose voice or swallowing problems are caused by neurological conditions or the side effect of treatments, such as radiation treatment for cancer.
Some of the conditions treated are:
Many of our experts are involved in research to improve patient outcomes and care. If you are a patient, you may be asked to participate in a study by filling out a questionnaire, completing additional tests or having your existing test results entered into a research database.
Participation is entirely voluntary. If approached about participating in a research project, you'll be provided information about the study so you can make an informed decision. If you decline, your care will not be compromised in any way.
Please call the number below to make an appointment.
Voice and Swallowing Center
2330 Post St., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–7700
Fax: (415) 885–7800
Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
During your initial appointment, several clinicians will evaluate you. A nurse will seat you in the examination room and take an initial medical history, then a resident or fellow (doctor-in-training) will ask you question about your medical history and initiate the physical exam. One or several of our clinical specialists, such as a speech language pathologist, vocal trainer or laryngologist, will then perform specialized tests and explain your options for treatment and follow-up.
This clinic uses UCSF MyChart, an online patient service. Message your provider, request medication refills, view some test results and more.
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.