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Helen Horvath is a nurse practitioner who works with a dedicated and close-knit team of nurses, geriatricians, social workers and patient care coordinators to provide in-home primary care to older people who are unable leave home to come to a clinic.
In addition to caring for patients, she teaches students in the UCSF Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program at the UCSF School of Nursing, and often trains students in her house calls practice. She is certified as an adult nurse practitioner and an advanced certified hospice and palliative nurse.
Horvath earned her master's degree in nursing and completed her training to become a nurse practitioner at UCSF. Before joining the UCSF staff, she worked at a community clinic in Berkeley for several years, providing geriatric primary care, including home visits. She also worked as a hospice nurse in the East Bay.
Before entering the nursing profession, Horvath spent many years as a firefighter and paramedic with the San Francisco Fire Department.
UCSF, MS, Nursing, 2011