The UCSF Lupus Clinic focuses on evaluating and treating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), particularly moderate to severe forms. Our providers have expertise in lupus nephritis and other organ-threatening manifestations of SLE. We work closely with dermatologists, nephrologists and other specialists to collaboratively manage all aspects of this complex disease.
Because lupus is a chronic condition, we’re also devoted to educating patients and their families about the disease. Our clinic is one of 22 national centers participating in the Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium, collecting information on lupus for the largest database of its kind. UCSF providers are actively investigating new treatments for lupus, and patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials.
The Lupus Clinic is located within the Rheumatology Clinic.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West in rheumatology
Case Management and Social Work
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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
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
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.
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Your Doctor Visit
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Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research
The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.