Neurointensive Care Unit

The Neurointensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU) at UCSF is one of the largest and most sophisticated neurosurgical/neurological facilities in the nation. This highly specialized unit provides quality care to critically ill adult, neurologically impaired patients who undergo a variety of complex surgical procedures and interventional treatments. In addition, the unit provides care and support for patients and families going through the organ donation process. The UCSF Neuro ICU is a fast-paced, high-acuity unit where attention is focused on close monitoring of the patient's neurological status.

The Neuro ICU team consists of neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care medicine physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, patient care assistants, unit secretaries, respiratory therapists, physical, occupational, speech therapists, dietitian and social workers.

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

Neurointensive Care Unit
505 Parnassus Ave., Eighth and 11th Floors
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone (Eighth Floor): (415) 353-8534
Phone (11th Floor): (415) 353-1873
Fax (Eighth Floor): (415) 353-8531
Fax (11th Floor): (415) 353-3807

Hours: (For Visitors) 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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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