Precautions in place at UCSF Health
We've opened hundreds of telehealth appointments so that our providers can see patients online for primary care, follow-up visits, mental health services, pain management, medication monitoring and other issues. In-person appointments are also available.
Prescreening and Testing
All patients coming to UCSF for surgical procedures, emergencies or appointments undergo prescreening and/or testing for COVID-19. We also require that all employees and individuals entering our hospitals and clinics be screened for symptoms.
Social Distancing and Face Covering
We have implemented social distancing to ensure a 6-foot distance from others, and require that anyone in a UCSF campus space wear a face covering at all times. We distribute face coverings upon entry as needed.
Separate COVID-19 Units
We are using separate entrances, staff and respiratory units for COVID-19 patients. By isolating COVID-19 patients who need evaluation or hospitalization – with dedicated medical staff to provide care – we help protect everyone's health.
Our hospitals and clinics are cleaned and disinfected rigorously, following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) infection prevention guidelines. Rest assured that surgeries are performed in a sterile environment, and our teams are dedicated to your health and safety.