Neurology Support Groups

Aneurysm and AVM Support Group

The group encourages all patients, friends and family members to join the support group. A guest speaker is featured followed by open discussion.

Location: 513 Parnassus Ave., Rm. C-130
Meetings: First Thursday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m.
Contacts: Nancy Quinnine; Lisa Hannegan; KC O'Hara kathleen.o'


Chinese Living with Epilepsy Support Group

This support group is open to Mandarin- and Cantonese-speaking epilepsy patients and their families.

Location: UCSF Epilepsy Center, 400 Parnassus Ave., 8th floor, Room A-888
Meetings: The fourth Friday of every month, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Tina Shih, M.D., at or (415) 353-2013


Living with Epilepsy Support Group

This free monthly support group offers discussion and education in a caring, supportive environment. It is open to people living with epilepsy as well as their friends and family.

Location: UCSF Epilepsy Center, 400 Parnassus Ave., 8th floor, Room A-888
Meetings: The first Monday of every month, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Gilbert Woo, M.F.T, at


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Art of Living support group, led by Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman, helps enhance the lives of those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). The group meets monthly to discuss issues that affect people with MS and to listen to informal presentations from the UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center and other guest speakers.They also provide mutual support, socialize, eat good food and laugh together.

Spouses, family, and friends are welcome to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

Location: 1500 Owens Street, Third floor, Room 343 (classroom)
Meetings: Third Thursday of every month, 6:00 pm. Complimentary dinner and parking.
Contact: Dr. Elizabeth Crabtree-Hartman, (415) 353-2069


Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Support Group

Come learn about common medical and social issues in living with Parkinson's Disease. Patients, caregivers, and family members are welcome to attend. Non-VA patients are welcome.

Location: San Francisco VA Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, Building #203, Room 1B-31
Meetings: Third Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Contact: San Francisco VA Movement Disorders Center, RSVP (415) 379-5530


San Francisco Brain Tumor Support Group

A group for patients, family members, and caregivers to share their experiences and concerns, and to learn from each other.

Location: Please call for location

Meetings: First Wednesday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Contact: Neuro-oncology nurses Mary Lovely (415) 990-4461 and Margaretta Page (415) 353-2647