Nephrology and Hypertension at Parnassus

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The UCSF Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice offers a wide range of consultative services and expertise in all aspects of kidney disease.

Services include comprehensive consultation, diagnosis and management of acute and chronic kidney disease; renovascular disease (diseases of the kidney blood vessels); hypertensive disorders; glomerular disease; immunologic kidney disease (such as autoimmune diseases and vasculitis); complex tubular and electrolyte disorders; metabolic evaluation; and treatment of kidney stones. The clinic also provides evaluation and management of patients before and after kidney transplantation.

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We offer acute and chronic hemodialysis; continuous renal replacement therapy; peritoneal dialysis; home hemodialysis; diagnostic biopsies of native and transplant kidneys; and plasmapheresis related to kidney transplantation.

In addition, we have specialized clinics within nephrology that are available to provide expert and comprehensive care for patients. Our Polycystic Kidney Disease Center of Excellence and Transition Clinic for Young Adults take a multidisciplinary approach to complex disease treatment and management and serve as platforms for clinical research and patient education. We have specialists with expertise in kidney stones, tuberous sclerosis complex, Fabry disease, acid-base disorders and electrolyte disorders of sodium, potassium and calcium.

Patients at the clinic receive high-quality, personalized care from outstanding attending physicians dedicated to building long-term partnerships with patients, their families and their other healthcare providers. Our patients have online access to their lab results, diagnostic testing and evaluations and can communicate online with their physicians via a secure and encrypted application. We have certified bilingual physicians fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin), French, Russian, Spanish and Telugu.

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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

Nephrology and Hypertension Faculty Practice
400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143-0532
Phone: (415) 353-2507
Fax: (415) 353-2530

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

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications that you're allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

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.

Learn more about UCSF MyChart

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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