HIV Women's Program

The HIV Women's Program was established under the direction of Dr. Ruth Greenblatt, an infectious disease specialist, to address the concern that HIV-positive women often neglect their own medical needs when caring for dependents. The program is designed to provide expert, culturally sensitive care for HIV-infected women as well as their children, who may be HIV positive or negative. Services offered include:

  • Health care for mothers and their children
  • Opportunities to enroll in clinical trials
  • Access to extensive social, legal and housing services

The team is made up of providers with expertise in infectious disease, obstetrics, gynecology and pediatrics. Developmental psychologists and psychotherapists, nutritionists, pharmacists and social workers also are members of the team. Volunteer lawyers provide legal advice on issues such as worker's rights, guardianship and estate planning.

You'll need a referral from your child's pediatrician or specialist to make an appointment. Once you have the referral, please call the number below.

Getting Here

HIV Women's Program
400 Parnassus Ave, 4th floor, Room A-429
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2119
Fax: (415) 353-2406

Hours: Wednesday
9 a.m. – noon

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

Parking

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

Parnassus

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, www.sfmuni.com.

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes