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.* 

*Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak and to help limit community transmission, the walking tour of the Birth Center will be cancelled until further notice. On this page you can view the virtual tour online, Birth Center FAQs, and packet of information with details to prepare you for your visit. If you have any additional questions regarding the Birth Center, please contact WHRC, [email protected] or (415) 514-2670. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Once you’ve delivered, contact the UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center to help meet your unique needs as a new mother or parents.



UCSF Birth Center: How to reach us

We are located in the Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building, 1825 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

To prepare for your stay at the hospital, please print a tour 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: Patients are allowed one support person for the duration of their hospital stay. They must be symptom-free of COVID-19. Doulas can attend the labor and delivery portion only. When contacting Labor and Delivery Nurse Triage before you are coming into the hospital, please provide your doula’s name so they can be added as an essential visitor. They must also be symptom-free of COVID-19. The Birth Center is not allowing other visitors at this time due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions.

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, they cannot go to the 3rd floor. Each unit in the birth center has a pantry where you will find standard snacks & drinks, fridge, freezer and a microwave. Please work with your postpartum nurse if you need access.

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. Unfortunately, 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.

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 have everything needed 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 to help prepare things for your arrival.

Q: Do I need to register before delivery?
A: If you are a prenatal patient of UCSF, One Medical Group, or Golden Gate OB, there is no pre-registration to complete.

For additional information, print the tour packet or call (415) 514-2670.

**All case specific clinical questions can be addressed by your OB provider**