HIV/AIDS Treatment Center

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital pioneered medical services for children affected with HIV and AIDS. Our Children's HIV/AIDS Treatment Center, designated by California Children's Services, provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and planning for medical care, psychological support, and neuropsychological, nutritional and dental evaluation.

Patients also may participate in research to test the latest medications for HIV and AIDS. We are a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and receive funding from the NIH to research pioneering new treatments for childhood HIV and AIDS.

UCSF's HIV Women's Program also provides care for HIV-infected women as well as their children, who may or may not be HIV-positive.

Please call the number below for information about making an appointment.

Getting Here

HIV/AIDS Treatment Center
400 Parnassus, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-9373
Fax: (415) 502-7540

Hours: Thursday
1 – 5 p.m.

Additional Locations

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials


Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus
  • For more information about Muni visit,

    * Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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