Preventive Genomics Clinic

The Preventive Genomics Clinic helps people harness the power of genomic screening to learn more about their health and future disease risk. UCSF is one of the few academic medical centers in the nation to offer this service directly to the public. Unlike direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies, we use the most comprehensive genomic tests currently available. These tests, which can only be ordered by physicians, sample more of your DNA and can reveal more about your health needs.

We also provide up-to-date information about the benefits and limitations of testing, along with one-on-one interpretation of your results and counseling by trained geneticists. Should your results raise concerns about your health, we can refer you to the right specialist to get the monitoring and care you need.

We offer the following tests:

  • Carrier screening, or screening for genetic mutations that could be passed on to your child
  • Cancer and heart disease risk screening
  • Pharmacogenetic testing, or testing for how your genes may affect your response to medications
  • Broad genome screening that combines all of the above tests into one

If you've already had genetic testing at another clinic or through a direct-to-consumer company such as 23andMe, we are happy to answer health questions about your results and to discuss other tests that are available only through a physician.

Whom We Serve

We serve healthy adults without a strong family background of genetic disease. If you have a strong family history of any genetic condition or seek a diagnosis for your symptoms, please visit the appropriate clinic listed below:

Getting Here

Preventive Genomics Clinic
2330 Post St., Suite 219
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 476-2757
Fax: (415) 476-9305
Email: Bryce.Mendelsohn@ucsf.edu

Additional Locations
Greenbrae

What to Bring

    • A list of medical conditions that may run in your family
    • A list of health risks you do or do not wish to learn about
    • Copies of any previous genetic testing for you or your family (send before your visit if possible)

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

Research and Clinical Trials

Parking

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 www.1635divisaderogarage.com.

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 www.sfmuni.com.

* 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.

Insurance

We will try to obtain authorization for your clinic visit if your insurance carrier requires it; however, we cannot guarantee coverage. Self-pay rates are available. Because genomic screening tests are considered elective and do not diagnose or treat any active condition, they are rarely covered by insurance. Out-of-pocket costs for testing range from about $250 to several thousand dollars.

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Our Team

Bryce Mendelsohn
Bryce Mendelsohn, MD, PhD
Medical geneticist
Marta Sabbadini
Marta Sabbadini, PhD, MS
Genetic counselor