Urgent Cardiology Clinic
Urgent Cardiology Clinic launched in 2014 at Zuckerberg San Francisco General and offers appointments within 48 hours of a request for specialty consultation.
Individuals served by the clinic have complex cardiovascular conditions needing rapid management prior to non-cardiac surgery or medical instability beyond the expertise of their primary care teams. Our staff communicate daily with transitional care providers, anticoagulation clinical pharmacists, anesthesia preoperative centers, and surgical specialists across San Francisco. Savings generated by the program include fewer hospital admissions, emergency department visits, and surgical procedure cancellations. Most importantly, patients have expressed their appreciation for prompt, expert, and compassionate care. Family members and other caregivers highlight the flexibility of afternoon appointments as essential for coordination of work, transportation, and hemodialysis schedules.