UCSF events for September 2007

By Derek Deike

EVENTS  

VACCINES FOR SCHOOL KIDS AT DROP-IN CLINIC
UCSF is offering a drop-in immunization clinic in the Mission District to give children the vaccines they need to start school. The clinic accepts most insurance plans and immunizes uninsured children at no cost.  8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. UCSF Valencia Health Services, 1647 Valencia Street (between Cesar Chavez and Mission), San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 647-3666.

Monday, September 10
MISSION BAY COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
A forum for UCSF and neighbors to have an honest dialogue about the interaction between the desires and needs of the community and the future direction of UCSF in and around Mission Bay over the next five years. 7-9 pm. UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Genentech Hall, Room 114, 600 16th Street, San Francisco. For more information, contact Barbara Bagot-López at (415) 476-8318 or [email protected]

Wednesday, September 26
MISSION BAY COMMUNITY TASK MEETING FORCE MEETING
A forum for UCSF and neighbors to have an honest dialogue about the interaction between the desires and needs of the community and the future direction of UCSF in and around Mission Bay over the next five years. 6:30 - 9 pm. UCSF Mission Bay campus, Genentech Hall, Room 114, 600 16th St., San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 476-8318 or email [email protected]


CLASSES AND COURSES

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25
SMOKING CESSATION SERVICES
Individual consultations with physicians trained in treating tobacco dependence and access to relapse-prevention program. This interactive course focuses on health, addiction, strategies for quitting & motivation. $55 fee for the 4-week program and a requested (not required) $5 donation for the relapse prevention group. 5:30 - 7:15 pm. UCSF Tobacco Education Center, 2330 Post Street, Suite 420, Room 488, San Francisco. For more information, call (415) 885-7895.

Wednesday, September 19
EMOTIONAL ASPECTS OF PREGNANCY AND POSTPARTUM
This class covers who is “at risk” for pregnancy/postpartum depression and anxiety, how to recognize the symptoms, treatment options, support groups, relaxation classes, therapists and medication. $25. 6 - 7:30 pm. UCSF Women’s Health Clinic, 2356 Sutter Street, First Floor, Room J112, San Francisco. To register, call (415) 353-2667 or visit http://www.ucsf.edu/whrc/gexclasses.html.

Thursday, September 20, 27
MINDFULNESS-BASED CHILDBIRTH AND PARENTING
This program is an invitation to begin or deepen the practice of mindfulness for meeting the changes in body and mind during pregnancy, childbirth and parenting. $550 per couple or $300 for singles, plus $35 materials fee. An eight week course from September 20 - November 15, 2007. Advance registration necessary. 6:45-9:45 pm. To register, visit http://www.osher.ucsf.edu/Classes/childbirth.aspx or call (415) 353-7718.