Cardiac Critical Care Clinic

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UCSF's Cardiac Critical Care manages acute myocardial infarction and its complications, advances in the management of heart failure, arrhythmias, acute heart failure due to valvular heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.

The 16-bed unit provides comprehensive hospital care for critically ill adults being treated primarily for cardiac disorders, including cardiac medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant (heart, lung, heart and lung), thoracic or vascular surgery. Other patients who have life-threatening medical or surgical conditions may also receive care in at the unit.

Patient care involves a multi-disciplinary team whose members work together to meet the physical, mental and psychosocial needs of each patient and family. In addition to physicians and nurses, the team includes staff from respiratory therapy, physical therapy, social work, pharmacy, nutrition and pastoral care. As part of our patient and family focused care, we strive to include the personal and cultural values of patients and their families in the plan of care.

Getting Here

Cardiac Critical Care
505 Parnassus Ave., 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0624
Phone: (415) 353-1007
Fax: (415) 353-1215

Hours: Visitors Allowed: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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.

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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


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,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes