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Whether your child has a common or a rare breathing disorder, the Pulmonology program at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals is here to help. We're expert in assessing lung function in children of all ages and in diagnosing and treating a wide array of respiratory problems, both acute and chronic. In addition to our general pediatric pulmonary care clinic, we offer specialized clinics for children with cystic fibrosis, asthma and sleep disorders, making us one of the leading pediatric hospitals in Northern California for comprehensive respiratory care.

Our team includes pediatric specialists in pulmonology, critical care, respiratory care and sleep disorders. We collaborate with each other and with families to deliver the best possible care.

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Aerodigestive Clinic

Aerodigestive Clinic

Oakland / San Francisco

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Asthma Program

Asthma Program

San Francisco / Oakland

Chronic Ventilation Clinic

Chronic Ventilation Clinic

744 52nd St., Fifth Floor
Oakland, CA 94609

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Cystic Fibrosis Center

Cystic Fibrosis Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Neonatal Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit

Neonatal Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit

San Francisco / Oakland

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Pulmonary Function Lab

Pulmonary Function Lab

San Francisco / Oakland

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Pulmonary Hypertension Program

Pulmonary Hypertension Program

San Francisco / Modesto / Oakland

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Pulmonology Clinic

Pulmonology Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Greenbrae / San Mateo / Walnut Creek / Los Gat...

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Sleep Disorders Center

Sleep Disorders Center

San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek


Sleep Lab

Sleep Lab

Oakland / San Francisco

Awards & recognition

  • One of the nation's best in pulmonology & lung surgery

  • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

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Child Life

Certified child life specialists ease the stress and anxiety of childhood illness through therapeutic play, schooling and family-focused support.

Family Amenities

Family-friendly amenities help you relax and take care of yourself while staying close to your child. We offer lounges, kitchens, showers, breastfeeding rooms and more.


Social Services

Social workers ease the effect of illness, injury and hospitalization on your family with counseling and assistance to help you navigate the challenges.


Activity Rooms

Activity rooms offer a relaxed environment for children of all ages. Features include a playroom, digital arts studio and teen lounge. Find out more.


Art Therapy

Art therapy helps kids and families express themselves, making it easier to cope with pediatric health issues. Group and bedside services are available.


Music Therapy Program

Board-certified music therapists help kids cope with illness and the feelings that come with it. Find out about group activities and bedside therapy.


School Program

Our schoolroom services and individual learning programs help children hospitalized at UCSF continue their education and get ready to return to school.


School Re-Entry Program

We help kids return to school after hospitalization by educating staff and students about their needs and recommending needed accommodations. Read more.


Individual Playtime & Instruction

If your child can't be around other kids for medical reasons, you can sign up for private sessions in our activity and school rooms. Find out how.


Interpreter Services & Communication Assistance

Interpreter services in many languages and TDDs are available for families that need help communicating with care teams. Here's how to access them.

Family Resource Center

We help families cope with the challenges of childhood illness and hospitalization in a relaxing environment where parents can get a much-needed break.


Parent Support Program

Weekly activities, including knitting, scrapbooking, chair massage and more, help family caregivers get a much-needed break. Find out more.


Patient Relations

Patient relations reps and nursing supervisors are here to answer questions and address concerns. Learn about your rights, how to reach us and more.


Spiritual Care

Chaplains help UCSF patients, families and staff cope with the spiritual and emotional challenges of childhood illness. Learn more.


International Services

If you're coming to UCSF from outside the U.S., we coordinate your child's appointments and provide other helpful services. Here's how to get started.

Tender wagging care

Our therapy dogs spread joy and smiles at the bedside and throughout the hospital.

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