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Immunology Center

The UCSF Pediatric Immunology Center offers comprehensive evaluations and consultations for children and adolescents with problems involving the immune system.

These include chronic and unusual infections, and primary immunodeficiency disorders, such as hypogammaglobulinemia, which can lead to repeated upper respiratory infections, antibody deficiencies, defects in white blood cells (which play a key role in immune function) and additional immune system impairments. We are a designated center of excellence for immunology care in California.

Our outpatient infusion center provides therapy with intravenous immune globulin and other injected medications.

We have extensive experience in diagnosing and caring for babies and children born with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Our center is designated by the California Department of Public Health to perform screening tests for SCID in newborns, and we can rapidly evaluate babies with abnormal test results. We're also a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic and Research Center for Primary Immunodeficiency, one of 125 in the country that receive funding from the Jeffrey Modell Foundation.

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    Awards & recognition

    • Ranked among the nation's best in 10 specialties

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    Preparing for your appointment

    What to Bring

    • Photo I.D.
    • Health insurance card
    • Insurance authorization, if required
    • Doctor's referral, if required
    • Recent test results related to your child's condition
    • List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
    • List of questions you may have
    • Device or paper for taking notes

    For visitors

    Before you head to the hospital, check out our guidelines for visitors and caregivers.


    Your Stay

    We offer valuable information to help you plan for your child's upcoming hospital stay. Find out about food services, family accommodations and more.

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    Your Child's Care Team

    Our doctors, nurses, child life specialists and other providers have special training to care for children. Meet your child's care team.

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    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.

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    Infusion Center

    Infusion Center

    San Francisco / Oakland / Walnut Creek

    Primary Immune Regulatory Disorder (PIRD) Clinic

    Primary Immune Regulatory Disorder (PIRD) Clinic

    1825 Fourth St., Sixth Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94158

    Support services

    Child Life Services

    Activity rooms, pet therapy and more to help kids feel at home.

    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.

    Decorative Caduceus

    Autologous Gene Therapy for Artemis-Deficient SCID

    Patient survival status and (if applicable) cause of death will be recorded to assess overall survival.


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    Decorative Caduceus

    A Phase 2a Study of IV BCV in Subjects With Adenovirus Infection (ATHENA)


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    Our research initiatives

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      UCSF Division of Allergy, Immunology & BMT Research

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