Ward 86 Announcement


Canopy Health is pleased to announce the addition of the HIV Clinic at Ward 86 to the Canopy Health network effective June 1, 2022. Located on the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital campus (ZSFG), the Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) at the HIV Clinic at Ward 86 will be part of Hill Physicians Medical Group for the Canopy Health network. The Ward 86 Clinic is a UCSF-run HIV clinic – the first of its kind in the United States – providing care for patients with HIV within the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, it provides patients access to world-renowned experts in the field of HIV, clinical innovation, and evidence-informed medical services.

The Ward 86 Care model is centered around providing compassionate medical and psychosocial services for all patients while co-locating services and programming onsite for ease of access and comprehensive care delivery under one roof.

Embedded Specialty Care Services offered include cardiology, pulmonology, dermatology, geriatrics, anal dysplasia, hepatitis C treatment, gynecology, and behavioral health.

Canopy Health Members can access the Ward 86 clinic by contacting the clinic (Email (Ward86referrals@UCSF.edu) or by calling (628) 206-2430) to establish themselves as a new patient with one of the following Hill Physicians Medical Group PCPs practicing at Ward 86:

  • Vivek Jain, MD
  • John Szumowski, MD
  • Annie Luetkemeyer, MD
  • Steve Deeks, MD
  • Monica Gandhi, MD
  • Matthew Spinelli, MD


Once established as a Ward 86 Clinic patient, Canopy Health members must call their health plan—either Health Net or UnitedHealthcare (number listed on the back of the member’s ID card) — to request to be assigned to one of the above Hill Physicians Medical Group PCPs.

About Canopy Health

Canopy Health is a physician- and hospital-owned medical alliance that delivers a refreshing approach to healthcare by providing transparent, affordable care from a network of exceptional physicians, hospitals, and providers.

Incorporated in March 2015, as an affiliation between UCSF Health and John Muir Health, including ownership and leadership by Hill Physicians Medical Group and John Muir Medical Group, Canopy Health developed a unique mission. Our mission is to provide a top-quality continuum of care across the Bay Area through strong alliances with primary care providers, top-tier academic medical facilities, community hospitals, and medical groups. Every day we work to improve access, affordability, quality, and member experience. Canopy Health currently includes five large physician groups and 25 participating hospitals across nine Bay Area counties.


About Hill Physicians Medical Group

Hill Physicians Medical Group is the largest independent physician association in Northern California. Since 1984, it has provided consumers access to quality, patient-focused healthcare. The group, comprised of more than 4,500 primary care and specialty physicians, partners with leading health plans and hospitals, giving members access to healthcare in 11 counties spanning the Sacramento, Stockton, and San Francisco Bay areas. Comprehensive case management programs: targeted clinical initiatives and a dedication to technological advancement place it at the forefront of the industry. Hill Physicians is consistently acknowledged as one of the top-performing medical groups in the state by The Integrated Healthcare Association and Association of Physician Groups. For more information, visit: www.HillPhysicians.com.