The UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center is the only center of its kind on the West Coast. We have been designated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as a center of excellence for comprehensive care of children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis (MS) and related diseases, such as acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis (ADEM) and Devic's disease. As part of a national network of six centers sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, we have access to the latest information, research and treatments.
To provide patients with the most comprehensive care possible, our team includes adult and pediatric neurologists, pediatric nurse practitioners, neuropsychologists, social workers, physical therapists and speech therapists. In addition, we work with scientists and geneticists who research MS to better understand the condition and improve treatment.
We collaborate with other institutions to evaluate and treat patients and work with our adult Multiple Sclerosis Center to ensure a smooth transition of care when our young patients become adults.
Read an ABC-TV, channel 7 news story or watch a video clip below to learn more about MS treatments at the UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center is part of the UCSF Pediatric Brain Center, which brings together doctors from all disciplines related to brain health in children. We are passionate about collaborating with each other, our patients and their families to provide the best possible care for each child.
Our experts are world-class pediatric specialists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurocritical care, neurogenetics, neuro-oncology, rehabilitation, neuroradiology, neuropsychology and psychiatry. By working as a team we are able to reach the right diagnosis and treatment quickly, getting our patients on the road to recovery and bringing peace of mind to parents.
UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center
400 Parnassus Ave., 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone: (415) 353-3939
Fax: (415) 353-3543
Hours: Office — Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clinic — Monday
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 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.
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:
For more information about Muni visit, www.sfmuni.com.
* Wheelchair accessible bus routes