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Request an Appointment: Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic

To make an appointment with us, you have two options: referral from your doctor or self-referral. Please follow the instructions below. If you have questions about the referral process or need assistance, call us at (415) 502-3895.

Please note that our providers see patients in two separate locations. You will receive further instructions about your appointment after your referral has been processed.

Requesting an appointment with a doctor's referral

If you have received a pulsatile tinnitus diagnosis from your primary care provider or another doctor, please submit the following documents to our office by mail or fax:

  • Referral – Have your doctor complete and submit our referral form.
  • Medical records – Ask your doctor to send us your records, including information about your symptoms and any other medical conditions.
  • Medical images – If you have head or neck images from a CT, MRI, MRA (magnetic resonance angiogram) or PET scan, send them to us or provide us with authorization for access.
  • Patient demographic and insurance information – Send us your address, contact information and a copy of your insurance card (front and back)
  • Insurance authorization – Contact your insurance company to determine whether they require prior authorization for CPT code 99205 (evaluation: 2 units). If so, work with your referring doctor's office to obtain authorization for your appointment. If you determine that your insurance company does not require prior authorization, please send us a note documenting your conversation (call reference number, agent name, phone number and any additional details). If you are covered by Medicare Part B, you do not need to obtain prior authorization.

Please mail or fax your documents to:
UCSF Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic
505 Parnassus Ave., Room L 308
San Francisco, CA 94143
Fax: (415) 502-4017

Once we receive all of your documents, we will review them and contact you within two to four weeks to schedule an appointment.

Requesting an appointment without a doctor's referral (self-referral)

If you have not seen a doctor about this condition or are seeking a second opinion, you can schedule a virtual consultation. Request a remote second opinion and specify "Dr. Matthew Amans" to conduct the review. You'll be asked to submit information about your symptoms and any relevant medical images. You'll then receive instructions for next steps, typically within five to seven business days.