Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic
The UCSF Ankylosing Spondylitis Clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ankylosing spondylitis, an inflammatory condition that affects the joints between the spinal bones and between the spine and pelvis. We offer the latest diagnostic techniques, with a particular focus on identifying the disease early using specialized examination techniques and magnetic resonance imaging.
Treatment options include the newest medications, though we emphasize other treatments as well. For example, we encourage patients to work with UCSF physical therapists to learn exercises that address the disease.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for rheumatology
Ranked No. 7 in the nation for rheumatology
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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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
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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Your Doctor Visit
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
400 Parnassus Ave., Floor B1
San Francisco, CA 94143
Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research
The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.