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The UCSF Multiple Sclerosis Center is one of the premier centers in California for caring for patients with MS and other inflammatory diseases of the nervous system and is internationally renowned for providing high quality, patient-centered healthcare; for improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of that care; and for providing timely and appropriate access to neurological evaluation and treatment for people with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, transverse myelitis, neurosarcoidosis, chronic meningitis, encephalitis and other neurological manifestations of systemic inflammatory or rheumatological diseases. We serve as an educational resource for physicians, patients, and their families, and conduct high-quality clinical and basic research that probes both the causes and potential cures for these illnesses.

Many patients have approached us following the FDA approval of Ocrelizumab (Ocrevus) on March 29, 2017.

What is it? Ocrelizumab is an antibody based medication that depletes the B cells in patients' circulation (largely in the blood). It is given via an infusion (intravenously) every 6 months. It was developed based on the promising results from trials of another B cell depleting medication called rituximab. The therapeutic benefits in relapsing remitting MS and in primary progressive MS were recently reported.

What are the steps involved in accessing this treatment? If you are interested in learning more about this medication, please schedule a follow-up with your neurologist to discuss Ocrevus in more detail and see if it is the right fit for you. If you and your neurologist decide to move forward with Ocrevus, our office will work with your insurance to see if it is covered. If the medication is covered and screening tests reveal no contraindications, our office will help you schedule the infusion at UCSF or at an alternate infusion center.

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Adult Clinic Address
1500 Owens Street
Suite 320
San Francisco, CA 94158
Pediatric Clinic Address 1825 4th Street
5th floor, Reception 5A
San Francisco, CA, 94143
Phone: (415)353-3939
Fax: (415)353-2400