Endoscopy at Parnassus

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UCSF's Endoscopy Center at Parnassus cares for patients of all ages who are in the hospital and those visiting our clinics. An endoscopic procedure uses an endoscope — a thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and light on the end. The high quality picture from the endoscope is shown on a television monitor, providing a clear and detailed view of the inside of the body. Endoscopic procedures include colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, bronchoscopy, esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement, paracentesis, liver biopsy and endoscopic ultrasound. These procedures may be performed by specialists in medicine, surgery, pediatrics and radiology.

You'll need a referral from your primary care provider or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

Endoscopy at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Room L-103
San Francisco, CA 94143-1007
Phone (For appointments): (415) 502-4444
Fax: (415) 353-8579

Hours: Vary depending on patient appointments

Additional Locations
Endoscopy at Mount Zion

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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, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes