Huntington's Disease Clinic
The UCSF Huntington's Disease Clinic helps patients with this genetic disease manage the involuntary movements and dementia that develop. Huntington's disease is a hereditary disorder passed on by a parent through a mutation in a gene. The clinic is an affiliate of the UCSF Division of Medical Genetics and the UCSF Memory and Aging Center.
We are part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.
Doctor referral required
Enroll -HD: A Prospective Registry Study in a Global Huntington's Disease Cohort
Enroll-HD is a longitudinal, observational, multinational study that integrates two former Huntington's disease (HD) registries—REGISTRY in Europe, and COHORT in North America and Australasia—while also expanding to ...
Natural History Study of and Genetic Modifiers in Spinocerebellar Ataxias
Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) are genetic neurological diseases that cause imbalance, poor coordination, and speech difficulties. There are different kinds of SCA and this study will focus on types 1, 2,3, and 6 (SCA...
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
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.
Memory and Aging Disorders Support Groups
The UCSF Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Caregiver Support Group provides education as well as support to the caregivers and families. Find more information here.
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
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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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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
Memory and Aging Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Our research initiatives
UCSF Memory and Aging Center Research
The UCSF Memory and Aging Center conducts research to test potential new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, as well as studies aimed at improving understanding of these conditions.