Revitalizing Parnassus Heights

Revolutionary advances in science and technology are yielding life-saving breakthroughs in health care. On the edge of innovation, UCSF is redefining what’s possible through novel therapies and treatments that improve lives in San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond.


For more than a century, UCSF at Parnassus Heights has been the birthplace of world-class research, a top-ranked training ground for care professionals and scientists, and the destination for complex care that only UCSF can provide. Today, we are excited to embark on the first phase of our Comprehensive Parnassus Heights Plan.

The plan outlines design principles and concepts to reshape and revitalize UCSF’s oldest campus over the next several decades. The transformation will be completed in phases and in parallel with the development of a new, state-of-the-art hospital at UCSF Helen Diller Medical Center at Parnassus Heights that was jumpstarted by a $500 million commitment from the Helen Diller Foundation in 2018.


Serving San Francisco and the Bay Area

The shared history of San Francisco and UCSF spans more than a century of partnership in ensuring the health of the city we call home. From the 1906 earthquake to the HIV epidemic to COVID-19, we have worked together to serve the health care needs of San Francisco’s diverse communities during public health crises and every year in between.

To keep pace with the city’s growing health care needs, we are making plans to replace and renovate some of our outdated and seismically vulnerable buildings. State-of-the-art facilities will strengthen UCSF’s renowned research and training programs, and include a modern hospital with more capacity so that we no longer have to turn away patients because we don’t have enough beds.