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    Liver Patient Referrals
    San Francisco Center for Liver Disease

    To refer patients for a liver transplant evaluation, contact our hepatologists at 415-600-1020 or our Specialty Referral Program at 1-888-637-2762.

    We are happy to review a patient's medical history or see them in person to help decide whether he or she is healthy enough to make a good transplant candidate. In general, any adult with end-stage liver disease can be referred to California Pacific for a transplant evaluation. We encourage patients to be referred for transplantation when their albumin is <3.5 mg/dl.

    Although there is no true age limit for transplantation, transplant recipients over the age of 65 cannot have any significant medical disease other than their liver disease. Patients in older age groups may require more pre-transplant medical screening than younger patients.

    Once a patient has been referred (depending on insurance type, the referral can be made by the patient or health care provider, though a referral letter with background medical information from a physician is optimal), our financial specialist will screen a patient's insurance to make sure that the patient is covered for the evaluation.

    After insurance clearance of "authorization" has occurred, the patient is scheduled for a transplant evaluation clinic visit. The scheduled visit takes place at the Medical Center in San Francisco, although we can perform some portions of the evaluation at our outreach locations. Through this process, we work closely with referring physicians and patients to ensure excellent ongoing communication and patient education.

    About California Pacific Medical Center

    California Pacific Medical Center, part of the Sutter HealthOpens new window network, offers kidney, pancreas, liver and heart transplantation as part of our Barry S. Levin, MD Department of TransplantOpens new window.

    San Francisco Center for Liver Disease
    California Pacific Medical Center
    2340 Clay Street
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Tel. 415-600-1020

    Outreach locations available throughout Northern California and Nevada.