San Francisco General Hospital

District General Hospital | San Francisco, United States of America

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San Francisco General Hospital is renowned across the world for its research and treatment of HIV and AIDS. It also has large and well respected paedriatric and genetics departments. The hospital has the only trauma centre in San Francisco. 70,000 patients are treated by the emergency department each year.

The hospital is closesly associated with UCSF, which was established 1873, is proud of its 138-year long history of providing quality medical care to people of the San Francisco ay area in association with local hospitals. Indeed, so successful is this collaboration that more than 2,000 UCSF physicians and staff work side-by-side in the region’s hospitals.

The hospital staff deliver a range of medical serives, including; trauma, psychiatric and emergency care, outpatient treatment to everyone in San Francisco, regardless of their ability to pay for the treatment. This care is provided 24/7.

San Francisco General Hospital is situated at the base of Potrero Hill in the city’s Mission District. It has long been an essential part of San Francisco’s health care system, being first established in 1872, one year before entering an association (which continues to this day) with UCSF. The hospital is generally considered one of the finest public hospitals in the United States and it works on a system of offering humanistic, cost-effective and culturally competent care to an international community of patients.

Today San Francisco General Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center available for the 1.5 million (approximately) people living and working in San Francisco and northern San Mateo County.


Hospital type District General Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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