Access, Assistance and Services

Accessibility at UCSF (Wheelchair access, TTY, etc)
http://access.ucsf.edu/

Accommodation Consultation, Employees & Supervisors
Disability Management Services, Campus HR
http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/dismgmt/article/1202

Access & Accommodation Consultation
Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity
http://aaeeo.ucsf.edu
Cristina Perez-Abelson

Director, Affirmative Action, EEO & ADA Compliance
3333 California Street, Room S-16
San Francisco, CA 94143-1249
Telephone: (415) 476-7700
E-Mail: cristina.perez@ucsf.edu

Hearing impaired call: California Relay Service Voice: 711
Hours: 8 AM to 5 PM

Center on Deafness, UCSF
3333 California Street, Suite 10
San Francisco, CA
94143-1208
TTY: 415.476.7600
Telephone: 415.476.4980

The UCSF Center on Deafness is committed to:

  • Providing quality and innovative mental health and substance abuse services for individuals who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or have hearing loss and their families; and
  • Advancing the skills and knowledge of professionals and the community through its training programs and dissemination of written and video materials in the area of mental health and deafness/hearing loss.

Student Disability Services
http://sds.ucsf.edu
Tim Montgomery, Director
Library, 530 Parnassus Avenue, Room 111
Telephone: (415) 476-6595
Email: StudentDisability@ucsf.edu

Medical Student Disability Services
http://meded.ucsf.edu/msds
Lisa M. Meeks, PhD
UCSF School of Medicine
Director, Medical Student Disability Services
Assistant Professor of Medicine
505 Parnassus Avenue, U266, Box 0454
San Francisco, CA 94143
Telephone: (415)-502-5759 | Fax: (415) 476-4164
Email: lisa.meeks@ucsf.edu
Meetings by appointment only

Ergonomics, Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S)
http://or.ucsf.edu/ehs/ergo.defined.html

Employee Disability
Disability Management Services, Campus HR
http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/dismgmt
3333 California Street, Suite 330
San Francisco, CA 94143
Telephone: 415-476-2621

Employee Transitional Work Program
Disability Management Services, Campus HR
http://ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/dismgmt/article/1212

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, Campus HR
http://www.ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/index.php/assist/index.html
3333 California St., Ste. 293 San Francisco, CA 94143-1202
Telephone: 415/476-8279

Health & Safety
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEH&S)
http://or.ucsf.edu/ehs/ergo.defined.html
Find your Department Safety Advisor: 415-476-1300
http://or.ucsf.edu/ehs/about.ehs/8512-DSY.html
Ergonomist: Ergonomics@ucsf.edu 415-476-1300

Interpreter Services, UCSF Medical Center:
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/patient_guide/services/interpreter.html
If you are hearing impaired, pay phone TTYs (teletypewriters) -- also known as TDDs (telecommunication devices for the deaf) -- are available throughout the medical center. We also provide bedside TTYs, phone amplifiers and hearing enhancers and other assistance for patients. Medical Center operators are available 24 hours a day by TTY.
TTY Operator: (415) 885-3TTY
Books on tape are provided by Volunteer Services for visually impaired hospital patients.
Volunteer Services: (415) 353-1196

Patient Relations, UCSF Medical Center
http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/patient_guide/services/patientrelations.html

Resources and adaptive technologies for inpatients and outpatients at UCSF (ASL interpreters, wheelchair scales, accessible call-buttons, pocket-talkers, phone amplifiers, policy on service animals, etc)

Patient Relations is available from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday at (415) 353-1936 or on weekends and holidays by calling the Nursing Supervisor at (415) 353-1797.

NON-UCSF LINKS:

Access to Medical Care: Adults with Physical Disabilities
World Institute on Disability
http://www.wid.org/publications/access-to-medical-care-adults-with-physical-disabilities

ADA Training Resource Center: Your One-Stop for Courses, Events & Tools on the Americans with Disabilities Act
http://www.adacourse.org/index.php

American Association on Health and Disability
http://aahd.webchoices.us/page.php

AMPHL, Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Losses
http://www.amphl.org/

Breast Health Access for Women with Disabilities
http://www.bhawd.org

California Department of Rehabilitation
http://www.rehab.cahwnet.gov

California Disability Access
(information and links on the major laws, regulations and areas of interest regarding disability rights and access for Californians with disabilities and other interested persons)
http://www.disabilityaccessinfo.ca.gov

Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions
http://www.cdihp.org

City and County of San Francisco, Department of Aging and Adult Services
http://www.sfhsa.org/DAAS.htm

Developmental Disabilities Resources for Healthcare Providers
http://www.ddhealthinfo.org

DisabilityInfo.gov (Federal Government website of disability-related information and resources)
http://disabilityinfo.gov

Employee Rights for Workers with Disabilities/Special Minimum Wage, Department of Labor (Poster)
http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/disab.htm

Family Caregiver Alliance
http://www.caregiver.org/caregiver/jsp/home.jsp

Federal Emergency Management Administration: Disaster Preparedness for People with Disabilities
http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/specialplans.shtm

Health Care Services for Californians with Disabilities
http://www.ca.gov/Health/HealthCareServ/Disabled.html

Independent Living Resource Center, San Francisco
http://www.ilrcsf.org/

Job Accommodation Network
http://www.jan.wvu.edu/

LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
http://www.lighthouse-sf.org

Mayor's Office on Disability, San Francisco
http://www.sfgov.org/site/mod_index.asp

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
http://www.ric.org

Special Olympics
http://www.specialolympics.org/

The Arc of San Francisco
A non-profit service and advocacy organization for adults with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families living in San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
http://thearcsf.org/

Through the Looking Glass
A nationally recognized center that has pioneered research, training, and services for families in which a child, parent or grandparent has a disability or medical issue.
http://lookingglass.org/index.php

World Institute on Disability
http://www.wid.org/