UCSF Osher Center for Integrative MedicineNurturing health and inspiring well-being
COVID-19 Update: The UCSF Osher Center continues to serve our community. We have cared for our patients via video and phone appointments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and we are gradually resuming in-person visits at the Osher Center Clinic. Public classes have been moved online or canceled until further notice. Research studies have transitioned to virtual visits or been postponed.
At the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, our vision is to nurture health and inspire well-being in all people. We are committed to
Providing the highest quality healthcare by blending proven conventional and complementary medicine approaches from around the world,
Creating outstanding integrative health leaders through transformative education and training, and
Advancing the science of integrative health by conducting and disseminating rigorous research.
Our faculty and staff value whole-person care, equity, compassion, and collaboration. We focus on wellness by emphasizing health promotion and illness prevention. We believe in empowering individuals by providing resources and tools that cultivate resilience and engage each person’s unique healing abilities.
We work closely with clinicians, educators, and researchers across UCSF and with our colleagues in the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative medicine or integrative healthcare involves bringing conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way. At the Osher Center, we promote healing-oriented healthcare that takes account of the whole person. We emphasize the relationship between practitioner and patient, we seek out scientific evidence, and we work with a range of healthcare professionals, disciplines, and therapeutic techniques to achieve health and well-being.