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Activity Rooms

The Child Life Department has activity rooms where kids of all ages can play, relax and socialize in a stress-free environment. Children who can't be around other kids, due to immunosuppression or seizure monitoring equipment, can access these rooms by signing up for individual playtime.

Playroom

The Playroom offers toys, board games, puzzles, books and craft materials for all ages. Brothers and sisters are welcome to visit once they've received a health clearance sticker from a nurse. The Playroom is staffed by child life specialists and trained volunteers.

Location:
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Sixth Floor, Room M-622

Hours:
Mornings
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. – noon (infants through preschoolers only)

Afternoons
Monday to Friday
2 – 4 p.m. (all ages)

Evenings
Monday to Thursday
6:30 – 8 p.m. (all ages)

Saturday and Sunday
10 a.m. – noon (all ages)

Phone:
(415) 353-1221, or ext 3-1221 within the hospital

All Stars Technology Room and Courtyard

The All Stars room offers high speed Internet so patients can email, play games on kid-friendly Web sites, print pictures and instant message. The room also features a variety of video games systems — including Wii, Xbox and PS3 — which can be played and projected onto a large screen. A full stereo with a radio, CD, and DVD player is also available.

The courtyard outside the All Stars room offers kids and families a quiet outdoor retreat.

Location:
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Sixth Floor, Room M-641

Hours:
Mornings
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Afternoons
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
3 – 5 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday
1:30 – 4 p.m.

Evenings
Monday to Thursday
5:30 – 7 p.m. (Digital Kid's Club, 10 to 12 year-olds only)

Friday
5:30 – 7 p.m. (6 years old and up)

Phone:
(415) 353-1876, or ext. 3-1876 within the hospital

Teen Lounge

This room allows teens age 13 and up to hang out, listen to music, play video games, read magazines and participate in arts and crafts projects. The lounge has a foosball and pool table, computer, PS3, Wii, board games, books and magazines. Teens can check out board games, books and magazines to bring back to their rooms. Patients are welcome to listen to music in the Teen Lounge.

Location:
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Seventh Floor, Room L-704

Hours:
Monday to Thursday
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Friday
3 – 4:30 p.m.

Phone:
ext. 8-0429 within the hospital

Read more about Child Life Services and what we offer young patients and their families.

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For more information, contact Child Life at (415) 353-1203.

See our online bookstore for books written or recommended by our hospital staff.