Resources & Support Orthopedics

Osteoarthritis of the Hip
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.

Patient stories

Not only did I get my life back, I got my sense of adventure back and that means the world to me.

Kevin Stroh

Dr. Kevin Stroh, a podiatrist from Lodi, California, saw his active lifestyle grind to a halt when arthritis destroyed both his hips. A search for the best surgeon he could find led Stroh to the office of Dr. Thomas Vail, chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. Although Vail's recommendation to get a double hip replacement wasn't what Stroh had hoped to hear, the surgery gave him his adventurous lifestyle back.

Support services at UCSF Health

Patient Resource

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.

Patient Resource

Patient Relations

We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

Patient Resource

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.