Prevent Infection, Save Lives
Protect Yourself this Respiratory Season.
Prevent Infection, Save Lives
HEIP is kicking off our new campaign, Prevent Infections, Save Lives.
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.

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.