Welcome to the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control (HEIC)

The goals of HEIC are:


  • Provide epidemiologic analysis based on the results of surveillance, risk assessment, communicable disease exposure follow-up, outbreak investigation, and other data.

  • Provide direct interventions at the patient, location, and service levels where needs are identified and where risk-reduction or change in practice is likely to have long-term success.

  • Provide education to personnel, patients and visitors with an emphasis on their role in infection prevention.

  • Develop thresholds of infection rates for surgical procedures and device-related infections above which department action is indicated.

  • Ensure regulatory, accreditation and legal compliance related to infection prevention issues.


Contact us:


Main Office:

415-353-4343 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)

Fax: 415-353-4348

On-call Cell:

415-806-0269 (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm)


Hospital Supervisor: 415-353-1964

Pager 415-443-4989

UCSF Needlestick Hotline: 

415-353-7842; 3-(STIC)


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