The MedList Clinic is a patient care program that helps patients use their medications safely and effectively. During clinic visits, UC San Francisco pharmacists and Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) students, or pharmacy residents, work closely with a patient or a caregiver to review the patient’s individual medications. The clinic team consults with the patient’s health care providers, pharmacy, and insurers as needed to clarify medication-related questions. The patient leaves with an accurate, portable, patient-centered medication list. The medication list helps the patient:
- Understand the reason for taking each medication
- Take the right medications the right way
In today’s fractioned health care system, this service is unique.
The MedList Clinic is a partnership among:
- Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy
- Department of Pharmaceutical Services, UCSF Medical Center
- Walgreens at UCSF
Whom we serve
The MedList Clinic welcomes all patients—patients from the general public as well as those cared for at UCSF Medical Center.
Much of the clinic’s work focuses on the needs of UCSF Medical Center patients as they transition from the hospital to the home. The clinic team works with UCSF Medical Center health care providers to identify potential patients for whom a medication check-up after discharge would be needed. During this transition period, patients are especially vulnerable to medication-related problems.
Although the clinic is located in Walgreens at UCSF, patients do not need to purchase their medications at Walgreens to participate in the clinic.
Patients should bring to clinic visits
- All medications, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, herbals, and dietary supplements
- Insurance coverage information
- Questions for the pharmacist
- Caregivers and family members that the patient agrees may join
Patients can expect from the clinic
A UCSF pharmacist and a UCSF PharmD student or pharmacy resident will meet with each patient or caregiver in private to review the patient’s medications and medical history with these goals:
- Lowering the risk for harmful drug interactions
- Discussing and minimizing side effects
- Answering questions about prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbals, and dietary supplements
- Recommending lower-cost alternatives to medications
- Assisting with medication adherence
- Providing a medication schedule that is patient-centered
The patient will leave with a comprehensive, accurate, portable, patient-centered, and reconciled medication list in a format that includes patient and provider action plans.
The list is designed for patients to keep at hand at all times, update regularly, and share with their health care providers.
Comprehensive medication reviews are provided at no cost to patients or health care providers.
Visit the clinic
Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
UCSF MedList Clinic
Walgreens at UCSF
Millberry Union Level (street level)
500 Parnassus Ave
San Francisco CA 94143
MedList Clinic services are usually by pre-scheduled appointment, but drop-in appointments are welcomed depending upon clinic team availability.
|UCSF Medical Center health care providers||
Upon request, a UCSF PharmD student will visit your patient in the hospital and set up a MedList Clinic appointment before your patient is discharged.
Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD