The Housecalls Program at UCSF Medical Center provides primary care medical services for homebound seniors in San Francisco. Patients must be 65 years of age or older, live in San Francisco and be homebound due to a physical disability, dementia or a psychiatric condition.
Housecalls accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and supplemental insurance coverage, but private support from foundations and individuals primarily funds its operations.
The program was founded in 1999 with gift from the Richard and Maria Ury Endowment in honor of the late Dr Harry Weinstein, who was known for his dedication to the care of the elderly, the disabled and the homeless. Weinstein died at age 95 in 2008.
The original goal of Housecalls was to teach medical students about home care but the program has evolved into a vital community service. Housecalls has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through the UCSF Foundation. Donations are accepted online at makeagift.ucsf.edu.
Referrals come from UCSF hospitals and clinics, community doctors, home care agencies, family members and adult protective services. Our staff includes five board-certified geriatricians and a social worker who co-manage patients and provide home visits.
Our team of geriatricians includes:
To find out more, make a donation or refer a patient, call (415) 514-3577.