Acute Care Clinic at Parnassus
The UCSF Acute Care Clinic at Parnassus provides evaluation and treatment for urgent, non-life-threatening medical problems. Our clinic offers same-day, walk-in appointments for adults 18 and older. We have on-site X-ray, ultrasound, electrocardiogram and blood testing services. Whether you're dealing with a sprained ankle or a sinus infection, our team will help you get the care you need quickly.
If you're a UCSF primary care patient and have visited your primary care provider in the past three years, you may be able to schedule an appointment by phone. We have a limited number of appointments available for phone scheduling. Walk-in patients may choose the next available appointment or schedule one later in the day.
If you think you might be experiencing a life-threatening emergency or are having symptoms such as serious shortness of breath, chest pain or sudden paralysis of the arms or legs, you should immediately call 911 or go directly to the emergency room.
Conditions commonly treated
- Abdominal pain
- Cough and bronchitis
- Infections of the ears, throat and sinuses
- Joint and muscle pain
- Minor injuries
- Skin infections
- Urinary tract infections, vaginitis and urethritis
We do NOT provide:
- Routine annual physicals
- IUD or diaphragm placement
- Prescription medication refills
- Routine tuberculosis skin tests
- Travel vaccinations
- Worker's compensation first visits
Insurance and Self-Pay
Insurance Coverage: Before your appointment, please contact your insurance carrier to verify that UCSF is an in-network provider for your plan. Your insurer can also tell you whether your plan requires that you pay an annual deductible before it pays for your visits.
Self-pay Visits: If you are unable to obtain a referral or authorization for your appointment, or if you choose to pay for your visit yourself, you will need to pay a deposit at the time of your appointment. This is a deposit only and doesn't include fees for any tests or procedures. You will receive a bill in the mail for the amount owed for your visit and services received.
- New patients: $232 deposit
- Established patients: $156 deposit
- Non-U.S. residents: $422 deposit
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- A current list of any medications you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamin supplements and herbal products
- Your insurance card and co-payment, if required
- A deposit if you will be paying for the visit
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
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505 Parnassus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94143