Patient Care

Our physicians are world-renowned experts in all aspects of geriatrics and palliative care, and we deliver quality care with compassion and a person-centered focus.

The Healthcare system is made up of many different settings and can be difficult to navigate. However, our faculty have expertise in providing care across the healthcare continuum including outpatient clinics, hospitals, home-based care, nursing facilities and hospice. In each setting our geriatricians work with a team of healthcare providers to maximize patients’ function and quality of life.

For Patients

UCSF Housecalls

We enroll homebound older persons through doctor referrals or through direct inquiry by calling (415) 514-3577.

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UCSF Center for Geriatric Care

We are a geriatric primary care clinic which enrolls patients through doctor referrals or through direct inquiry by calling (415) 353-4900.

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For Physicians

UCSF Bridges

Bridges provides home-based palliative and transitional care consultations for UCSF adult patients of all ages.

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San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center Programs

Geriatrics, Palliative and Extended Care is a coordinated system of care across the care continuum for older veterans at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. This system includes: Home-Based Primary Care, Outpatient Geriatrics Clinic, Outpatient Palliative Care Clinic, Inpatient Hospice Unit, Inpatient Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Unit, PACT Intensive Management Program for patients who need extra support at home, and a Community Living Center for long-term care.

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San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center Programs


Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital Programs

The Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital has two Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Units for hospitalized older patients as well as a Geriatrics Outpatient Clinic on Saturdays.

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UCSF San Francisco General Hospital


Community Partnerships

The UCSF Center for Geriatric Care has partnerships with:


Photographs: Elisabeth Fall, Steve Babuljak