Bereavement Services and Information

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult and challenging experience. UCSF Medical Center has a number of resources available to help you with the most common and confusing decisions faced by families and friends after the death of a loved one.

Social workers can provide emotional support and assist with referrals to counseling and support groups. Chaplains from many faiths are available for spiritual guidance. Our Patient Relations Department/Decedent Affairs Program can help with planning after the death of a loved one.

For more information, please call:

Social Work, (415) 353-1504
Patient Relations, (415) 353-1936
Spiritual Care, (415) 443-CARE

Bereavement Services and Information:

Special Programs

Palliative Care


Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.