The adult UCSF Infusion Centers, located on the Mission Bay, Mount Zion and Parnassus campuses, offer the following services:
- Infusion of chemotherapy and biotherapy
- Infusion of IV antibiotics, as well as antiviral medications and antifungal medications
- Infusion of hydration fluids, antiemetics (for nausea and vomiting) and electrolytes
- Nonchemotherapy injections
- Central line care
- Transfusion of red blood cells and platelets
Services may not be available at all locations.
Check with your oncologist's office before scheduling an appointment. Appointments are required. Please avoid scheduling your treatment close to other activities that could run late and affect your ability to arrive on time. This will shorten your wait times and help you get through your appointment more quickly.
For your convenience we offer light snacks, warm blankets and wireless tablets to use during treatment. We encourage patients to bring one visitor to sit with them during treatment. Additional visitors will be asked to wait outside the Infusion Center.
Because many patients are sensitive to strong scents, we ask that you not bring food with strong odors and refrain from wearing perfume or other fragranced products.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Ranked No. 12 in the nation for cancer care
Designated comprehensive cancer center
Art for Recovery
Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.
Cancer Exercise Counseling
Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.
Cancer Support Groups
Support groups held by the Ida and Joseph Friend Cancer Resource Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.
Core and More Class
A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!
Friend to Friend Gift Shop
A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.
Healing Through Dance Class
Use movement, expression, imagery and creativity to enhance your own healing. Open to all cancer patients (including non-UCSF) and their caregivers.
Meditation and Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients
Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.
Oncology Social Work
Social workers can be key members of your cancer care team. Reach out for support, problem solving and help accessing UCSF's many cancer-related resources.
Patient and Family Cancer Support Center
You'll find support groups, classes, a library, treatment information, special events and much more to promote wellness and healing for patients and families.
Peer Support Program for Cancer
Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."
The Psycho-Oncology program offers emotional and supportive care to patients of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and their families.
Restorative Movement Class
Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.
Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and 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.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
Your Doctor Visit
See our top 10 tips for making your UCSF doctor’s appointment as stress-free and productive as possible.
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
Cancer Survivorship and Wellness Institute
Bakar Precision Cancer Medicine Building
1600 Divisidero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
UCSF – John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley
Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave., Suite 430
Berkeley, CA 94702
Our research initiatives
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center Research
UCSF is home to a range of research initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for cancer patients everywhere. This includes research on topics such as immunotherapy, BRCA mutations and molecular diagnostic testing.