Neurointensive Care Unit
The UCSF Neurointensive Care Unit is one of the largest and most sophisticated facilities of its kind in the nation. This highly specialized unit is dedicated to caring for critically ill, neurologically impaired adult patients as they undergo complex surgical procedures and interventional treatments. Our experts focus on close monitoring of each patient's neurological status. We also provide care and support for patients going through the organ donation process and for their families.
Our team consists of neurologists, neurosurgeons, critical care physicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, pharmacists, patient care assistants, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietitians and social workers.
Doctor referral required
Awards & recognition
Best hospital in Northern California
Best in the West for neurology and neurosurgery
Ranked No. 3 in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery
Case Management and Social Work
Connect with a team that can help you find resources, solve problems and advocate for you during treatment at UCSF.
ICU Survivors Peer Support Group
The UCSF ICU Survivors Peer Support Group is an open forum for survivors of critical illness and their families. Find appointment information here.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Class
This eight-week UCSF class teaches mindfulness practices, such as meditation and body awareness, that can reduce stress and improve your overall health.
We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.
Spiritual Care Services
Chaplains representing many faiths are available around the clock to provide support, comfort and counsel to patients, families and caregivers. Learn more.
Plan your visit
If you live in another country and are coming to UCSF for medical
treatment, our patient liaisons can help coordinate all aspects of your visit.
UCSF offers language services at no charge for patients with limited
English, as well as for patients who are deaf or have trouble hearing.
Checking into the hospital? Find helpful information by clicking on the relevant “Your Hospital Stay” booklet: Mission Bay, Parnassus or Mount
Your Doctor Visit
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