Last updated Jan. 4, 2021: Learn how UCSF is making surgery safe during COVID-19.Learn more.
Under San Francisco's current health order, all medical services, including routine and preventive care, are considered essential. Please contact us to make a telehealth visit or an in-person visit. For in-person appointments, all clinical staff – doctors, physician assistants, clinical personnel -- will be wearing both face masks as well as eye shields or face shields for our patients' safety.
The Division of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF remains committed to providing the appropriate musculoskeletal care to children dealing with pain and functional limitations caused by previous and new injuries during this pandemic. We recognize how difficult it is for you to not get the usual care you expect and deserve for your family, and we will do our utmost to work within our constraints to help you through this process.
We have transitioned the vast majority of our clinic visits to Tele-health/ video visits, where we can evaluate your progress, discuss symptoms, and review imaging including x-rays and MRI. We are also available for ‘in-person’ visits that are deemed necessary by the medical staff.
Acute Injuries: In some situations, patients may have a new injury or exacerbation of a previous injury that needs attention. We have providers in the pediatric orthopedic group on-site in San Francisco, Oakland, and Walnut Creek Monday-Friday for urgent appointments, and urgent video visits can be scheduled as well. We are available through MyChart as well to answer questions via email and through the electronic medical record.
In addition, we remain available to take care of acute injuries that require urgent surgical intervention at our San Francisco and Oakland campuses with pediatric orthopedic surgery attendings on staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.