COVID-19 Clinical Resources
Up-to-date information for UCSF Health Clinicians
Keep Our Patients Safe
Help us by not visiting the hospital when you have a cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever or sore throat.
The Importance of Hand Hygiene
Learn more about proper hand hygiene from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
International Infection Prevention Week, Oct 17-23
This year’s theme is “Make Your Intention Infection Prevention”

Welcome to the HEIP

The goals of the Department of Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Prevention are to:

  • 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.