Resources & Support
At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals.
Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF’s support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.
The whole UCSF team has been so integral to maintaining my health and my quality of life
In 2010, UCSF patient Clare Dowling, then 19 years old, received a double lung transplant – and a new lease on life. Her recovery was tough, requiring her to relearn how to breathe and walk. But she persevered, leaving her wheelchair behind, continuing her studies and eventually graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara.Read more