Bridges-Home Based Palliative Care

Bridges provides home-based palliative consultations for UCSF adult patients of all ages living in San Francisco.

UC Care at Home’s Bridges program aims to help our UCSF patients living with serious illness receive the best care possible. Bridges offers home-visits by physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and chaplains who specialize in symptom management, communication, and safe transitions from hospital to home. Our team works closely with a patient’s primary and specialty care providers, as well as home health and hospice agencies.

Bridges can help UCSF patients and families:

  • Create a clear and effective plan for managing symptoms at home
  • Understand their illness and what to expect in the future
  • Ensure a safe and comfortable transition from hospital to home
  • Make important medical decisions based on the patient’s hopes and values
  • Coordinate effectively with medical providers
  • Connect to medical and social support resources

Patients are referred to Bridges by their UCSF physician in the hospital or clinic. To qualify for Bridges patients must: be over 18 years old, live in San Francisco, have a serious and/or chronic progressive illness, have difficulty leaving the home for activities other than medical appointments, and have UCSF primary care or specialist provider they see regularly.

To find out more about the program or refer a patient, please call the program at (415) 514-3577.