Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic
The UCSF Rheumatoid Arthritis Clinic offers comprehensive evaluations by a team that includes rheumatologists as well as a plastic surgeon who specializes in correcting hand deformities. We also provide long-term monitoring to evaluate our patients' response to new therapies.
Because rheumatoid arthritis often affects many systems of the body, our rheumatologists work closely with specialists in other departments to address all the needs of individual patients. Our patients benefit from the care of orthopedic surgeons who have expertise in hand, shoulder, knee, foot and ankle deformities, as well as joint replacement.
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West in rheumatology
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
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Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
Your Doctor Visit
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Our research initiatives
UCSF Division of Rheumatology Research
The UCSF Division of Rheumatology's research aims to illuminate how rheumatologic diseases develop as well as to discover new therapies. The division also studies health care delivery.