Intensive Care Unit at Parnassus

UCSF's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Parnassus is a community of skilled, innovative, collaborative and caring critical care clinicians. As a tertiary referral center, the ICU takes care of complex critically ill and injured patients. We have an active nursing leadership group and clinical nurse specialist who provide mentorship and coaching to new and experienced staff. We have an incredibly diverse staff that reflects the many cultures of or patient population. Our supportive team environment is the essential key to our success in providing excellent care to our patients and their families.

The ICU team cares for critically ill patients with complex medical disorders as well as post-operative general surgical, solid organ transplant and orthopedic patients. Nurses in this unit develop expertise in caring for patients with acute kidney injury, end-stage and acute liver failure, severe sepsis and multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, and those with liver, pancreas or small bowel transplantation.

The critical care team includes nurses, physicians, respiratory care practitioners, a social worker, a nutritionist, and a pharmacist all with expertise in meeting the needs of critically ill patients and their families. The nursing staff is active in improving the care of critically ill patients through innovative projects and clinical research.

Getting Here

Intensive Care Unit at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Ave., Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-0210
Phone: (415) 353-1621
Fax: (415) 353-1951

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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