We welcome you to the Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at UCSF Medical Center.
The Pediatric MS Center team is dedicated to the care of children and adolescents with MS and related diseases, such as acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and optic neuritis. We offer a multidisciplinary evaluation, which includes a clinical evaluation, neuropsychological testing, support around educational issues, and social work services.
Our team of neurology experts includes a MS Neurologist, Pediatric Neurologist, Neuropsychologist/School-Specialist and a Social Worker. When needed, a Neuro-Ophthalmologist is available as well.
If you are interested in being evaluated at our center, please complete our New Patient Registration and Demographics and Personal and Family History forms . Please fill these out and fax them to 415-353-3543. along with a copy of the front and back of your insurance card as possible.
To be considered for financial assistance, complete this application and send or fax with the requested supporting documentation. We will contact you as soon as your application has been processed, usually in about 10 days.
Prior to your visit, we request you and/or your doctors provide our center with medical records relating to your neurological condition to help facilitate your evaluation:
Clinic records including chart notes, dictation, discharge summaries.
MRI film or CDs including reported results
Lumbar puncture results
Pertinent lab results
Authorization for visit from Insurance Company if applicable
This information will assist us in providing your child and family with the best care possible. Feel free to call 415-353-3939
if you have any questions or need assistance with the above. We look forward to meeting you.
We are working to continuously improve the care and service we provide and have come to recognize that patient lateness is a significant contributor to clinical delays and patient wait times. In order to streamline and improve your experience, we have developed the following policies:
1. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to allow for check in time and time to obtain your background health information, medication list and vital signs.
2. If you are late by more than 10 minutes for your scheduled appointment time (25 minutes after your expected arrival time) you may have to be rescheduled or may experience significant delay.
3. If you anticipate being late on the day of the appointment due to unforeseen circumstances please notify us a soon as possible so we can advise you if you will be able to be seen or would need to reschedule.
We greatly appreciate your adherence to these policies to help us care for as many patients as possible and respect the valuable time and unique needs of all our patients! If you need assistance before your appointment with location, directions or parking instructions please contact us at (415)-353-3939