Hours and After-Hours Care
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The office is closed on weekends and major holidays.
Pediatric After Hours Clinics & Advice Service:
When after-hours help is needed, please only use those services and sites that are staffed by Pediatric professionals:
For any serious or life threatening symptom:
Call 911 immediately. Advice will be given and paramedics will be dispatched, usually, faster than you could reach any Emergency Room.
Children’s Emergency Room visits:
Problems, such as: life-threatening illnesses; serious injuries; seizures, unconsciousness, etc. warrant calling 911 and having EMTs arrive, or going directly to one of these Emergency Rooms.
1) CPMC Van Ness Hospital, 2) UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, 3) Oakland Children’s Hospital,
4) San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH for major trauma). These Emergency Rooms always have pediatricians available, any other sites will have much less pediatric expertise:
After-hours illnesses that are not clearly emergencies may first be discussed with the advice nurse, who can suggest interim care, allowing you to avoid the ER and even to stay home until the office opens.
For after-hours advice, call:
UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians (UBCP) Advice Line: 415-387-9293 Ext 1
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. weeknights,
24 hours a day on weekends & holidays
A pediatric advice nurse will help you evaluate symptoms, provide guidance and help you decide whether to see a doctor before our office reopens.
For an after-hours visit, call:
A) UBCP After Hours Clinics: 415-387-9293 Ext 2
All visits are made by appointment
• San Francisco Clinic: 3490 California Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94118;
• The East Bay Clinic : 2920 Telegraph Ave, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94705.
Hours: 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.
B) Sutter After Hours Clinic: 866-961-8588
1580 Valencia Street #701, San Francisco, CA 94110
Hours: 5:00 pm -10 pm, Mondays through Fridays
8:30 am- 10 pm, Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays
These clinics provide quality after-hours care, and work closely with us to coordinate any advice, diagnosis, or treatment your child receives.
At the UBCP San Francisco clinic, you might even see one of our own doctors, who take shifts there.
Please always use services that are dedicated to children’s health, rather than the generic,
“Doc-in-the-Box” sites for your child’s care.