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Accessibility Resources at UCSF

We're committed to providing equal access and reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Learn how to request accommodations, report barriers and more.

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Art for Recovery

Creativity can help people with serious illnesses cope, heal and express what they're going through. Find out about our program and how to join.

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Bariatric Surgery Support Group

This group is open to patients who have undergone weight-loss surgery as well as those who are considering the procedure. Friends and family are welcome.

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Cancer Exercise Counseling

Our one-on-one exercise training sessions, customized for your needs and abilities, can complement other cancer treatments and speed your recovery.

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Cancer Support Groups

These groups offered by the Ida and Joseph Friend Patient and Family Cancer Support Center are free and available to all patients, whether or not you get your health care at UCSF.

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Case Management & Social Work

Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.

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Core & More Class for Cancer Patients

A strong body helps you fight cancer and enjoy life. Join this class to stabilize your core, strengthen your muscles and improve overall fitness. For cancer patients and caregivers!

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Friend to Friend Specialty Shops

A one-stop boutique for patients with cancer. Get professional help with wigs, prostheses, sun-protective clothing, makeup, skin care and more.

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Great Expectations Pregnancy Classes

Get ready for the baby! Choose from a variety of classes that prepare moms and partners for pregnancy, birth, baby care, breastfeeding and parenting.

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International Services

If you live outside the United States and are coming to UCSF for medical treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.

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International Services (Arabic) | الخدمات الدولية

إذا كنت قادما من خارج الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية لغرض العلاج، إبدأ من هنا

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International Services (Mandarin) | 国际服务

如果您不在美国境内并有意于前来UCSF接受治疗,请从这里开始。我们的高级患者联络员将为您协调与就诊相关的各方面问题。

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Interpreting Services

UCSF offers interpreters in various languages, including American Sign Language (ASL), as well as services for deaf, hard-of-hearing and visually impaired patients.

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Kôz Hospitality House

Kôz Hospitality House provides comfortable, reasonably priced accommodations near our Parnassus campus for UCSF patients during their treatment.

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Lactation Consultant Support

Get support for all your breastfeeding needs. Troubleshoot with a lactation consultant, find equipment and supplies, join a support group and more.

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Meditation & Guided Imagery for Cancer Patients

Drop in for a free class designed to help you heal, relax and find balance during your treatment. UCSF and non-UCSF patients are welcome.

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Memory & Aging Disorders Support Groups

Find support for caregivers, families and patients dealing with dementia, early-onset Alzheimer's, Huntington's disease and more.

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class

This eight-week class teaches mindfulness practices that can reduce stress and improve your overall health, such as meditation and body awareness.

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Neurology Support Groups

Find support for caregivers, families and patients dealing with aneurysm and AVM disorders, Parkinson's, MS and other neurological disorders.

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Neuro-Oncology Caregiver Program

If you're caring for someone with a brain tumor, our program can help with guidance, information, resources and support at this difficult time. Find out more.

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Oncology Social Work

Social workers offer support, problem-solving, help accessing UCSF cancer-related resources and more. Find out how to contact the social worker for your clinic.

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Organ Transplant Support Groups

Our heart, lung and liver transplant groups offer peer-based support for pre- and post -transplant patients, LVAD patients, families and caregivers.

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Patient & Family Cancer Support Center

The center offers wellness programming, community, support groups, classes, workshops and more at no cost to people facing cancer and their loved ones.

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Patient Relations

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

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Peer Support Programs for Cancer

Patients are matched with peer support volunteers according to criteria such as diagnosis, cancer stage, age or gender. Speak to someone who's "been there."

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Pulmonary Support Groups

Find support groups for people with pulmonary conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, interstitial lung disease (ILD) and pulmonary hypertension.

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Fitness

Restorative Movement Class

Explore simple movements that help you feel more powerful and comfortable in your body. This fun and free UCSF class is aimed at those in recovery from cancer.

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Spa Infusion

Pamper yourself while fighting cancer. Free treatments for patients receiving chemotherapy at our Mount Zion campus include massage, acupressure and more.

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Spiritual Care Services

Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers.

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Stop Smoking/Vaping/Chewing Class

Get help quitting. Our tobacco addiction specialists will guide you through a four-week course on smoking, health and how to quit.

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Stop Smoking/Vaping/Chewing Support Group

This group is open to graduates of the Stop Smoking/Vaping/Chewing Class offered by the UCSF Fontana Tobacco Treatment Center, including those who are still smoking.

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UCSF Patient Support Corps

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is stressful. Get guidance, support and answers to your questions here as you consider your options and make decisions.

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Women's Health Resource Center

Access free health resources here, from classes and webinars to support groups and medical referrals, plus pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding services.

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Yoga Classes

Relax, stretch, breathe deeply and reduce stress, pain and anxiety with laughter yoga and other free yoga classes.

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