Outpatient Therapy Clinic

Pediatric Outpatient Therapy provides occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech language pathology services. We are highly qualified in helping children who are developmentally delayed or recovering from illness or injury to achieve their maximum level of function.

Our individualized assessments determine the best intervention to help children achieve their goals. We make treatments fun and engaging to motivate the child to actively participate. Educating family and caregivers to support their child in achieving his or her functional goals is also an essential part of our practice.

Our Services

Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapist specializes in treating infants and children with impairment or delay in their ability to engage in everyday activities such as eating, self-care and grooming, or their overall development in fine motor skills like writing or drawing. The occupational therapist works closely with families and caretakers to help them assist their children in play, school or everyday tasks so they can achieve their daily activity goals.

Physical Therapy

The physical therapist specializes in helping infants and children to develop or refine their gross motor skills, treating movement impairments related to injury or illness and working toward the ability to walk safely. The physical therapist works closely with parents and caretakers to educate them on how best to train or help their child walk safely, play or engage in other gross motor activities.

Speech Language Pathology

The speech language pathologist specializes in treating pediatric communication and language disorders and delays, cognitive delays and feeding disorders. The speech language pathologist works closely with the family and caretaker, teaching activities that improve and support their child’s progress in communication and language development.

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

Pediatric Outpatient Therapy
500 Parnassus Ave., First Floor, Room MU-09
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4972
Fax: (415) 353-4974

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. — 5 p.m.

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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