Orientation to Prenatal Care

  • We deliver outpatient prenatal care at a number of locations (see below) but all deliveries and/or acute visits to the Obstetric Emergency Department take place at the UCSF Birth Center at 1855 4th St., Third floor
  • We are also proud to offer CenteringPregnancy®, a unique approach that takes pregnant people out of exam rooms and into groups for prenatal care. To learn more about CenteringPregnancy® and if it’s right for you, please visit the Centering page for more information.

An Orientation to UCSF Prenatal Care  Recorded 3/22/21 

Access the UCSF Guidebook to your Prenatal Care: Caring for Yourself During Pregnancy guidebook. It is helpful to flip through and read this guide multiple times during your pregnancy.
Watch a recording of what to expect during your Third Trimester.

Prenatal Care during COVID

COVID-19 has offered us an opportunity to think critically about how we see our patients. In an effort to balance your safety with physical distancing during the COVID-19 outbreak, we suggest this schedule for your prenatal visits, balancing both in-person and video visits. This is only a suggested guide.
For most lower risk patients, the graphic below provides the approximate timing of when and what kind of visit is appropriate. You and your obstetric provider (doctor, nurse practitioner, or certified nurse midwife) can make a plan best suited for you and your needs! In an effort to COVID19 and prenatal care infographic

Find out how UCSF has tailored access to care and visits in the following:
Prenatal care outline-English
Prenatal care outline-Spanish
Prenatal care outline-Chinese

​If you have questions along the way, please do not hesitate to ask us 415.353.3400.


Clinic & Lab locations

You can get your prenatal outpatient care at the following locations:

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Perinatal Specialties at Mission Bay
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor, San Francisco
(415) 353-3400

Obstetrics & Gynecology at Mount Zion
2356 Sutter St., San Francisco
(415) 353-3400

Gynecologic Surgery & Urogynecology at Mission Bay
1500 Owens St., Suite 380, San Francisco
(415) 353-3400

Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley
(510) 985-5200

San Mateo Primary and Specialty Care
1100 Park Place, Suite 100, San Mateo
(415) 502-8950


Blood Draw Lab

No appointment necessary

Mission Bay
1825 4th St., 3rd Floor (415) 514-2629, M-F, 7:00am-5:30pm

Mount Zion
2330 Post St., 1st Floor (415) 885-7531, M-F, 7:00am-5:30pm

400 Parnassus Ave., 1st Floor (415) 353-2736, M-F, 7:30am-6:00pm

1569 Sloat Blvd., (415) 353-9339, M-F, 8:00 am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:30pm

Berkeley Outpatient Center
3100 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, (510) 985-5060 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm


UCSF Prenatal Diagnostic Center

The UCSF Prenatal Diagnostic Center provides comprehensive counseling, imaging (formal ultrasounds like the nuchal translucency and anatomy scan), screening and diagnostic testing for fetal disorders.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center
1825 Fourth St., Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
(415) 476-4080
​M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center at Greenbrae
1300 S. Eliseo Dr., Suite 200
Greenbrae, CA 94904
(415) 476-4080
Tu | W | F, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center at Monterey
2 Upper Ragsdale Dr., Building B Suite B100
Monterey, CA 93940
(415) 476-4080
M-W, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center at San Mateo
1100 Park Place, Suite 100
San Mateo, CA 94403
(415) 476-4080
M, W, Th, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Prenatal Diagnostic Center at Santa Rosa
100 Brookwood Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(415) 476-4080
M, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Group Prenatal Care

CenteringPregnancy® Healthcare
CenteringPregnancy® Healthcare alters routine prenatal care by bringing women out of exam rooms and into groups for their care. Learn more and watch informational video about CenteringPregnancy.

Embrace (Group Prenatal Care for Black Families)
EMBRACE is a clinical program developed to give Black mothers and Black pregnant people an opportunity to receive prenatal care from an intentional angle of racial consciousness. Read more about Embrace.

Perinatal Wellness Program

Many women experience mood changes or anxiety issues during or after pregnancy.
The UCSF Perinatal Wellness Program (PWP) provides comprehensive behavioral health services to any patient receiving prenatal and postpartum care in the UCSF obstetrics clinics. (Patients receiving prenatal or postnatal care elsewhere are not eligible.) We address mental health needs while providing wraparound support for physical and emotional well-being. Read more...