Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to announce two new options for adult and pediatric care in the East Bay, for you and other UCSF Health patients. This is especially important at a time when more people are looking for convenient, outpatient locations to receive their health care.

Berkeley Outpatient Center
Yesterday was the opening of the Berkeley Outpatient Center, our first jointly operated and staffed facility with John Muir Health. The center is located near the UC Berkeley campus and offers adult specialty and primary care, urgent care, and lab and imaging services. Specialties available now are dermatology, neurosurgery, neurology, ophthalmology (including the UC Berkeley Optometry and Optical Shop), orthopedics, gastrointestinal, rheumatology, and urology. Additional specialties will be added in the coming months.

We’ve had a long-standing partnership with John Muir Health, and the facility enables both organizations’ clinicians to work together to provide high-quality care under one roof in an easily accessible location for patients in the East Bay.

The center also expands opportunities for care within the Canopy Health network, which already has more than 5,000 doctors, dozens of care centers and numerous hospitals across seven Bay Area counties. You can read more about the Berkeley Outpatient Center in this press release and at its website.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Center
On May 8, we opened the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland (BCHO) Outpatient Center. The new building features the latest technology in a space designed specifically for children, and makes UCSF Benioff Oakland the largest pediatric specialty care center in the East Bay. Specialties include orthopedics, physical rehabilitation, otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery, pulmonology, dermatology, cardiology, nephrology, urology, outpatient surgery, neurology, and neurosurgery.

The center is part of the hospital's plan to construct new facilities and modernize existing ones in order to continue providing highly specialized care to children in the region and beyond, regardless of a family's ability to pay. You can read more about BCHO’s Outpatient Center in this press release or at its website.

Both new facilities offer care from some of the most talented physicians in the country, while advancing UCSF Health's strategy to meet the community’s increasing demand for outpatient care, especially in the East Bay. More than 500 patients already have booked appointments for the Berkeley center, and there have been more than 2900 patient visits in the Oakland facility since opening.

Following is information about how you can access the new centers. As always, thank you for all that you do for UCSF, UCSF Health and the patients we are privileged to serve.

Sincerely,

Mark R. Laret
President and CEO
UCSF Health

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Berkeley Outpatient Center
The Berkeley Outpatient Center accepts most major insurance plans. Specialty care, imaging and other ancillary services may require a referral. Talk with your primary care provider or health plan about your health care needs and provider options. You also can go to their website and click on the Accepted Insurance button for information for University of California employees.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland Outpatient Center
BCHO accepts most major insurance plans. Specialty care (inpatient or outpatient), imaging, and other ancillary services may require a referral. Talk with your primary care provider or health plan about your health care needs and provider options. You can also go to their website for more information.