Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic

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Pulmonary hypertension is a rare and very serious blood vessel disorder of the lung, which strikes one to two people per million. Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH) is pulmonary hypertension that isn't a side effect of, or secondary to, another condition such as emphysema or lupus. PPH has been in the news because some people who have developed the condition took weight-loss drugs prescribed by doctors in the 1990s.

UCSF Medical Center's Pulmonary Hypertension Program provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment of primary and secondary pulmonary hypertension, which is often misdiagnosed. The program is one of three centers on the west coast to be accredited as a Pulmonary Hypertension Comprehensive Center of Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. The program was awarded this designation for its demonstrated ability to care for this complex patient population and for making important contributions to research on pulmonary hypertension.

Please call the number below to make an appointment.

Getting Here

Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
400 Parnassus Ave., Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-9088
Fax: (415) 353-3889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

What to Bring

    Medical records, including echocardiograms on CD (if available), and other diagnostic studies

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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Research and Clinical Trials

Patient Services


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, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes