Male Reproductive Health Center

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The UCSF Male Reproductive Health Center is a full-service facility that treats the entire spectrum of male infertility problems. We specialize in microsurgical procedures and medical treatments for conditions including blockages in the male reproductive system, mechanical problems with ejaculation and difficulties with low sperm production.

Other specialized treatments include electroejaculation, microscopic vasovasostomy and epididymovasostomy with sperm banking at surgery, and vasal, epididymal and testicular sperm retrieval.

In choosing a treatment plan, consideration should be given to the couple's long-term goals and financial constraints, as well as the results of the female partner's evaluation and the male factor findings. Anatomical problems can often be treated effectively with surgery. Medical therapy can be used to treat specific medical conditions or to enhance sperm production. If neither surgical nor medical therapy is appropriate, assisted reproductive technologies are available.

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

Male Reproductive Health Center
2356 Sutter St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-3076
Fax: (415) 885-3663

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Insurance card

Access Your Health Information Online

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 Mount Zion

Public parking is available in two parking garages near our Mount Zion campus. One is a UCSF garage at 2420 Sutter St. and the other is a public garage at 1635 Divisadero St. Entrances to both garages are on Sutter Street, between Divisadero and Broderick streets.

The 2420 Sutter St. garage is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and UCSF holidays. The rate is $6 an hour with a $30 daily maximum ($12 daily maximum for patients with a valid disabled placard). If you have a valid disabled placard, you may have the parking fee reduced to $6 by obtaining a parking voucher from your clinic or the lobby information desk at 1600 Divisadero Street. Present the voucher, your disabled parking placard and your garage receipt to the cashier.

For more information about parking in the 2420 Sutter St. garage, call (415) 514-8935.

The public parking lot at 1635 Divisadero St. garage is open from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, and closed on weekends and major holidays. The rate is $2 each 20 minutes with a $28 daily maximum. UCSF parking vouchers are not valid at the 1635 Divisadero St. garage.

For more information about the public parking lot in the 1635 Divisadero St. garage, call (415) 441-5408 or visit

Other public parking garages are available nearby.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Public Transportation

Mount Zion

UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion is accessible via the following Muni bus routes:

  • No. 2*
  • No. 38*
  • No. 24

The No. 1 California bus route stops at the corner of California and Divisadero streets, which is three blocks north of Mount Zion.

For more information about Muni, visit

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

UCSF Shuttles

Free UCSF shuttles travel between the Parnassus and Mount Zion campuses as well as other UCSF locations.

For more information about UCSF transportation, please call (415) 476-1511.

Male Reproductive Lab

The Male Reproductive Laboratory offers a complete range of diagnostic tests for sperm disorders. The UCSF Cryobank is a full-service sperm-banking facility that serves as a resource for patients interested in sperm banking. In addition, a recently opened UCSF Donor Cryobank offers cryopreserved donor sperm for the convenient use of Bay Area residents.

It is the goal of the Male Reproductive Health Center to provide state-of-the-art, individualized care to infertile couples. Treatments are designed to work within the timeframes, desires and financial constraints of patients.

To contact the laboratory, call (415) 353-7344

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