Referring an adult patient
We welcome referrals to the Epilepsy Center, and are happy to accommodate providers by evaluating patients in clinic or by admitting directly to our inpatient video-EEG monitoring unit.
To Make a Referral:
Please fax a completed Referral Form
Main referrals phone: 415-353-2437
• The reason for referral, and whether you are requesting a clinic evaluation or admission directly to the inpatient Video EEG monitoring unit.
• All pertinent recent clinical information, including results of recent EEG, MRI or other imaging that is available.
Patients referred for clinic evaluation may include:
• New onset seizure disorders for consultation
• Consultation regarding diagnosis of seizure when questions are present
• Second opinions
• Refractory epilepsy
Patients who may be referred for direct admission to inpatient video EEG monitoring include:
• Patients who require diagnostic seizure monitoring for characterization/ localization of spells or seizures
• Extended diagnostic testing for patients with known epilepsy
• Patients who may be candidates for epilepsy surgery.
This list is by no mean exhaustive, please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about making a referral.
For Questions regarding referrals:
General Questions: contact Cleotilde Magtibay
, adult epilepsy practice coordinator at
or one of our epilepsy operators at 415.353.2437
For questions regarding referrals evaluations for epilepsy surgery, please contact the Seizure Disorders Surgical Program: Lucinda Rinaldo
, Nurse Specialist SDSP 415-514-5759
If you are referring a patient who is 17 years old or younger, please contact our pediatric epilepsy administrators Geraldine Dalida
or Robin Neal
or fax a completed Pediatric Referral Form
. Please include all pertinent and recent clinical notes and MRI Brain and EEG reports, if possible.
Please be aware that many insurance plans will require an official insurance referral from a primary care physician before a patient can schedule a visit with an outside specialist at UCSF. Contact your patient's insurance to learn whether you need to obtain an authorization prior to their visit.