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Helping kids be kids


Going to a hospital. Seeing doctors. Getting treatments. It can be a lot to bear for our little patients. Child Life Services helps kids adjust and adds fun and positivity to their time with us.

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Our classroom and bedside classes help kids get credit and keep learning during treatment.

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From bingo in bed to therapy dogs, Child Life Services is here to help kids feel more themselves.

Excellence by your side

We're honored to have some of the best doctors and staff working under our roof. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals rank among the nation's best in all 10 specialties assessed in U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings.

Ready for the toughest cases

Our experts tackle some of the most challenging medical issues as we seek to improve outcomes for individual patients and push innovation forward.

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We're ranked best in Northern CA in pediatric cancer and urology.

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Our trauma team in Oakland saved a teen from paralysis after a harrowing surfing accident. Read Marcos' story.

A baby born with a heart condition thrives after a special clinic provides critical support during treatment. Read Iris’ story.

Treatment from our fetal specialists helped the Alcorn family navigate an unexpected diagnosis. Watch Jameson’s story.

Two patients with kidney disease forged a friendship in an unlikely place -- the dialysis center. Read Jajuan and Jibri’s story

Surgery for a condition called spastic dysplagia helped one boy gain strength and movement. Watch Micah’s story.

World-class facilities

Close to home

More doctors. More locations. More exceptional care to serve you.


747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

(510) 428-3000

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San Francisco

1975 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

(415) 476-1000

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Walnut Creek Outpatient Center

2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(925) 979-4000

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Community pulse

It's a breath of hope. It's a chance to go to prom. It's a pioneering treatment that changes everything. Every year, we treat, care for and touch the lives of children from all over. Explore these inspirational stories of promise and healing.


Baby Wayne "graduates" from our Intensive Care Nursery!


A soothing bedside serenade


Creativity runs wild on the CHO show produced by our kids. Every Wed at 3:30 p.m.


Kids gleefully "pied" their care teams!


Our art therapy program makes your child's stay a bit more bearable.


Thank you, San Francisco Ballet!


Our accredited school program and exceptional teachers help kids stay on track.


Furry friends bring joy and snuggles!

Patient stories

Surviving with Joy


Our patients danced the night away at the #UCSFProm!


Our kids have the best Halloween costumes!


Our Family Resource Center supports the wonderful grownups who support our kids.