Welcome to the UCSF Birth Center
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
We are here to guide you through what to expect before and after you arrive at the hospital. Learn about the facilities and the practical aspects of arriving at the hospital when you are in labor. You can experience our virtual tour online.*
UCSF Birth Center: How to reach us
We are located in the UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women's Hospital, 1855 Fourth St., Third Floor
General non-clinical information:
Women's Health Resource Center, (415) 514-2670
If you think you are in labor or for clinical information:
Labor & Delivery, (415) 353-1787
Frequently asked questions
Please note some of our policies have changed as of December 28, 2021. Please see “COVID-19 Updates on UCSF Birth Center and Outpatient Clinic” for latest FAQs related to COVID-19
To prepare for your stay at the hospital, please print a Birth Center Birth Center packet.
Q: What amenities do the rooms have?
A: All rooms in the Birth Center are private rooms with a private restroom. Each room comes with a flat screen television that is controlled by a tablet with access to Wi-Fi, educational materials and a variety of movies. There is a safe with combination lock where you can store valuables. Each room has a sofa bed where your support person will sleep; we will provide all linens and pillows for overnight use. All rooms have natural light; lighting and temperature in the rooms are under your control.
Q: What is the visitation policy?
A: Please see UCSF Visitor Restrictions FAQs for current updates on visitor policies.
Q: Is outside food allowed?
A: Yes, outside food is more than welcome. Note if you order food from a restaurant for delivery you must send someone down to the main lobby for pick up. Delivery services are not allowed on the 3rd floor
Q: Where do we park?
A: Full term parking is located in front of the hospital. There is a large surface lot, as well as a large parking structure. Parking is $35 per day, and will renew every 24 hours. UCSF does not validate parking. Limited street parking is available with some restrictions. Patients may be dropped off at the circle driveway in front of the UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building at 1825 Fourth St. Valet parking is also available from 8:00 am-3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, in the circle drive in front of Gateway. Additional information can be found on the Campus Life Services Transportation site. The last page of the tour packet has a sign you can print and keep on your dashboard if you need to temporarily park in the parking circle.
Q: What should you bring to the hospital
A: A list of what you need to prepare for your stay at the hospital can be viewed in our Birth Center Birth Center packet.
Q: What happens if all 9 Labor rooms are in use?
A: If all 9 Labor rooms are in active use, overflow is intended to go into our Antepartum unit that consists of 12 rooms. All rooms in the Birth Center can be arranged to be equipped for a safe delivery. Please note, only the 9 Labor rooms have the Jacuzzi bathtub. Remember to call the (415) 353-1787 phone number when you think you are in labor so we can best prepare for your arrival.
Q: Do I need to register before delivery?
A: If you are a prenatal patient of UCSF, One Medical Group, or the Golden Gate OBGYN practice, there is no pre-registration to complete.
Q: What is Divert and what happens when the Birth Center is on DIVERT Status?
A: View Divert Protocol FAQ's
For additional information, print the Birth Center packet or call (415) 514-2670.
**All case specific clinical questions can be addressed by your OB provider**