A parent sleeping room is located on the sixth floor of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. In addition, all patient rooms have couches that convert into day beds. Showers also are available for parents.
Because space is limited, please plan for only one parent to stay overnight in the hospital. Your child's nurse can provide information about the overnight sleeping policy and the availability of beds for parents whose children are hospitalized.
Patients and their families who travel long distances to UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital may contact us for information regarding short-term and longer-term lodging. Although we don't have on-site housing, we maintain listings of hotel and motel accommodations.
For information regarding hotels, motels and short-term apartment rentals, please visit our campus Housing Office website. You also may call our Referral Service at (888) 689-UCSF or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
A cafeteria in the hospital at 505 Parnassus Ave. is open to all visitors. Located on the second floor in the Moffitt wing, it is open from 6:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. You can pay with cash or by credit or debit card. Food vending machines and microwave ovens are located near the cafeteria and are available 24 hours daily.
Across the street from the hospital, a food court is located in Millberry Union at 500 Parnassus Ave. Vendors in the food court begin to open at 7 a.m. and close by 7 p.m. Palio Paninoteca in Millberry Union is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To find other food and dining options near UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, check out SFGate.com's Find a Restaurant feature. For the Parnassus campus, select Inner Sunset from the "Location" pull-down menu.
For more information about sleeping accommodations, please talk to your child's nurse.
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