Helping kids be kids


Going to a hospital. Seeing doctors. Getting treatment. It can be a lot to bear – especially for our littlest patients. Child Life Services helps kids adjust and adds fun and positivity to their time with us.

Our classroom and bedside classes help kids get credit and keep learning during treatment.

From Bedside Bingo to Therapy Dogs, Child Life Services is here to help kids feel more themselves.

Excellence by your side

We’re honored to have some of the best doctors and staff working under our roof. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranks among the nation’s best in 10 specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking.

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Ready for the toughest cases

Our expert staff tackles some of the most difficult medical challenges to improve patient outcomes and push innovation forward.

We’re ranked best in Northern CA in pediatric cancer and urology.

Find out how a routine ultrasound turned into a harrowing medical experience and a journey of love. Watch Jameson’s Journey.

Thanks to advancements in sickle cell treatments, young Jazz now has the chance to dream big. Watch Jazz’s story.

SDR surgery improves Micah’s life by leaps and bounds. Watch Micah’s story.

World-class facilities

By your side

More doctors. More locations. More exceptional care to serve you.

Oakland Main Hospital

747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609

(877) 822-4453

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Mission Bay

1825 Fourth St.
San Francisco, CA 94158

(877) 822-4453

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Walnut Creek

2401 Shadelands Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

(877) 822-4453

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Community pulse

It’s a breath of hope. It’s a first chance at prom. It’s pioneering a new treatment. Every year we help, treat, care for, and touch the lives of children from all over. Explore these inspirational stories of hope and healing.


Baby Wayne “graduates” from our Intensive Care Nursery!


Our music therapists serenade patients bedside!


Creativity runs wild on the CHO show produced by our kids. Every Wed at 3:30pm.


Kids gleefully “pied” their care teams!



Thank you, San Francisco Ballet!

Did your child receive care at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals? Share your story.


Furry friends bring joy and snuggles!

Patient stories

Surviving with Joy


Our patients danced the night away at the #UCSFProm!


Our kids have the best Halloween costumes!


Our Center for Families supports the wonderful grownups who support our kids.