Housecalls accepts Medicare, Medi-Cal and supplemental insurance coverage, but private support from foundations and individual donors primarily funds its operations.
The program was founded in 1999 with a gift from the Richard and Maria Ury Endowment in honor of Dr. Harry Weinstein, who was known for his dedication to caring for the elderly, the disabled and the homeless. Weinstein died at age 95 in 2008.
The original goal of Housecalls was to teach medical students about home care, but the program has evolved into a vital community service.
Referrals come from UCSF hospitals and clinics, community doctors, home care agencies, family members and adult protective services. Our staff of board-certified geriatricians and a social worker co-manages patients and provides home visits.
Housecalls has 501(c)(3) nonprofit status through the UCSF Foundation. Donations are accepted online at makeagift.ucsf.edu.