Policy on Visitors to UCSF Facilities

Updated March 29, 2023


UCSF's top priority is to ensure the health and safety of the UCSF community, including patients and visitors.

Any individuals visiting UCSF Health hospitals, UCSF Dental Centers, or outpatient facilities are required to follow UCSF Health visitor requirements.

Any individuals visiting the UCSF campus facilities are required to follow UCSF campus guest requirements.

Both are detailed below.

UCSF Health and UCSF Dental Center Facilities 

Patient Visitors

UCSF prioritizes the safety of patients as well as visitors and continuously monitors the current infectious and outbreak conditions that face our community. In response, UCSF requires all visitors to adhere to the following visitation guidelines. (Essential caregivers are exempt from this requirement.)

Campus Research Participants

Individuals participating as a study subject in a research trial should be approved by the principal investigator of the study. Contact the research staff or principal investigator for any questions about approvals or entrance requirements for the research participant and any potential escort, who may need to accompany the research participant.

Campus Guests to Meetings or Events as Meeting/Event Attendees

Refer to UCSF COVID Meetings and Events for information on UCSF-sponsored meetings and events on or off campus, as well as public events on campus.

Campus Guests to the Gyms or Library

  • Members of the public who have UCSF Gym Memberships and plan to visit the gym facilities must follow the rules and regulations (including those related to COVID or other public health concerns) defined in membership policies.
  • Members of the public who wish to access any of the campus library facilities should check the UCSF Library website for updates. 

Campus Guests Hosted Individually by UCSF Faculty or Staff

  • All non-UCSF individuals who are entering non-public areas of UCSF must be invited to a meeting/event or invited individually by a UCSF host.
  • All non-UCSF guests who are entering the UCSF campus must abide by the requirements noted on the Meetings and Events website and comply with any posted building protocols.
  • All UCSF hosts of non-UCSF guests must:
    • Abide by all the requirements noted on the Meetings and Events website AND
    • Meet the guest at any badged or monitored entrance and be responsible for their guest throughout the visit. Before entry, the UCSF host must verify that the guest has not had a COVID exposure or COVID-like symptoms within the last 10 days, which makes the guest ineligible to enter UCSF. 

Contact Us

For questions or policy issues about UCSF's COVID-19 response, contact [email protected].