We support and encourage parents to stay with their child. All patient rooms are equipped with wireless high-speed Internet, locking storage cabinets and an extendable sleeper sofa.

When your child is in the hospital for more than a few days, the social worker assigned to assist your child can provide you with information about the availability of short-term lodging in the area. We will do everything we can to assist you with finding housing options. Facilities such as the Ronald McDonald House, the Nancy and Stephen Grand Family House or local hotels are some of the options but are dependent on their availability at the time of your child's stay.

We understand that not every parent can stay with their child in the hospital. If you need to return home, we will develop a communication plan with you so that you can receive regular updates on your child's care.

Family lounges are available on each floor. A refrigerator is available for your use. Please label all items in the refrigerator with your last name, first initial and the date and time it was stored.

Showers and laundry facilities are available for families throughout the hospital. If you need toiletries, please visit the Center for Families, located on the sixth floor.

Breast-feeding rooms are located throughout the hospital, and breast pumps are available for your convenience. Please ask your nurse or lactation consultant for any equipment, labels or instructions you might need. Refrigerators and freezers are available for storing breast milk.

There are cafés and retail food options at all our campuses. For more information, visit Food Services.

Related Information

Preparing for Your Stay

Child Life Services
Phone: (415) 353-1203

Pediatric Social Work
Phone: (415) 353-2655

Prepare Clinic
Phone: (415) 353-1099

Contact Us

For help finding a doctor or other assistance, contact our Physician Referral Service at (888) 689-UCSF or (888) 689-8273.

Have a question? Send us an email.