Resources & Support Neurology & Neurosurgery

Epilepsy
Resources & Support

At UCSF Health, we are renowned for our highly specialized and cutting-edge medical care. Along with innovative medicine, we strive to provide a variety of services to ensure that patients and families are fully supported while in our care. UCSF has a team of experienced social workers and condition-specific support groups as well as classes to help patients and families navigate their experiences while in our clinics and hospitals.

Our support services also include unique programs to help heal the mind and spirit, such as Art for Recovery, Healing Through Dance and complimentary spa treatments during infusion therapy. During an unfamiliar and stressful time, UCSF's support services are ready to lend a hand whenever patients and families need it most.

Patient stories

The doctors took one look at my MRI and saw the problem. I had a hole in my skull, behind my left eye.

Vanessa Ross

Vanessa Ross was an aspiring young actress living in Los Angeles when she had her first seizure. For the next six years, her condition slowly destroyed her independence, her sense of control and her career. It wasn't until she was examined by doctors at UCSF that she learned what was causing her seizures.

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Support services at UCSF Health

Patient Resource

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.

Class

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.

Support Group

Neurology Support Groups

The UCSF Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Support Group encourages all patients with these blood vessel disorders to join. Find more info here.

Patient Resource

Patient Relations

We welcome feedback about your experience at UCSF Health. Find out how to contact us with comments, questions or concerns.

Patient Resource

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.

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