We are conveniently located at the UCSF Mount Zion Campus in San Francisco (map and directions).
As an interdisciplinary center that is a part of UCSF, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is the premiere place where integrative medicine comes together on three important levels: research, education, and patient care.
The Osher Building is a 5-floor, 48,000 square foot building that the UCSF Osher Center shares with the UCSF Department of General and Internal Medicine. The UCSF Osher Center occupies the top three floors, an estimated 24,000 square feet.
The building design creates a healing environment that is in harmony with the philosophy of integrative medicine. The environment reflects openness to diverse healing systems, contributes to the well being of patients, practitioners, and staff and provides a supportive environment for research and education.
It includes spaces not usually found in conventional medical clinics or academic institutions, such as:
- Group rooms for yoga and tai chi instruction;
- Calm areas for meditation and reflection;
- Treatment rooms for acupuncture, massage therapy, biofeedback, and mind-body awareness; and
- The Takahashi Garden, a Japanese healing garden.
The design incorporates nature, natural light and fresh air, simply organized spaces, water features, and pleasant colors and textures. Spaces are intimate, friendly, and promote relaxation and humanistic values. The building will contribute to the general health of the occupants and aid the healing process of the patients.