Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic

The UCSF Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for infants, children and adolescents with permanent and temporary disabilities, ranging from severe disabilities to musculoskeletal complaints. We also promote advocacy, education and research for children with special health care needs.

Our goal is to maximize each child's abilities and minimize the effects of their impairments. By meeting medical, physical and emotional needs, we aim to help patients reach full functional independence and become happy, healthy and productive adults.

We specialize in treating and managing disabilities related to:

  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Complex genetic conditions
  • Neurologic and neuromuscular disorders including brain tumors
  • Orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Rheumatic conditions such as arthritis
  • Trauma, including head injuries

Our team includes doctors specializing in pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation, pediatric rehabilitation nurses, social workers, child life specialists, neuropsychologists, social workers, child life specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists and therapists. We practice family-centered care, encouraging families to actively participate in their child's rehabilitation. At our clinic, we consult with families, conduct follow-up appointments and provide continuing care. We also coordinate medical, therapeutic and support services.

Please call the number below for information about making an appointment.

Getting Here

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic
Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, 5B
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 476-3899
Fax: (415) 476-5349

Hours: Second Friday of the month
1 – 4 p.m.

Third Friday of the month
8 – 11 a.m.

What to Bring

  • Health insurance information including authorizations or referrals
  • List of your child's prescription medications and dosages
  • List of medications your child is allergic to
  • List of questions you may have
  • Recent test results related to your child's condition
  • Paper and pencil to take notes

Research and Clinical Trials


Parking at Parnassus

Public parking for an hourly fee at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is available in the seven-level Millberry Union Garage at 500 Parnassus Ave. There are two garage entrances — one on the north side of Parnassus Avenue and another on Irving Street, just east of Third Avenue.

Another garage with an hourly fee, at 350 Parnassus Ave., is open Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Metered street parking is rarely available.

Patients being admitted to the hospital may be dropped off at the circular driveway leading to the main entrance at 505 Parnassus Ave. This area also may be used to pick up patients who are being discharged.

For more information about parking at Parnassus, call Campus Parking Services at 476-2566.

Valet Parking Service

Valet parking service is available at the Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) at 400 Parnassus Ave. from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The valet service is free but patients must pay regular parking fees. For more information about the valet service, call (415) 476-6200.

A UCSF "greeter" also is available at the ACC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist patients find their way.

Public Transportation


UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital is accessible via Muni streetcar line N-Judah*, which stops at Second Avenue and Irving Street, and the following Muni bus lines, which stop in front of the hospital:

  • 43-Masonic*
  • 6-Parnassus

For more information about Muni visit,

* Wheelchair accessible bus routes

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Our Team

Mitul Kapadia
Mitul Kapadia, MD
Pediatric physiatrist
Joyce Harvey
Joyce Harvey, PNP, MSN
Pediatric nurse practitioner
Stephanie Petruzzi
Stephanie Petruzzi, LCSW, MSW
Pediatric clinical social worker