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Patients and Visitors

Below is a list of helpful resources in and around UCLA, Westwood and the Los Angeles Community.  This list is available to patients, international patients and visitors to UCLA. For additional assistance, please contact the Office of the Patient Experience at (310) 267-9113 or medical center at (310) 825-9111 .

Table of Contents

  • Banks
  • Churches / Places of Worship
  • Entertainment
  • Accommodations / Hotels and RV Parking
  • Home Health
  • Language Assistance
  • Los Angeles Community Resources

  • Banks

    Click here for a complete list of banks and ATM locations nearby »

    Churches/Places of Worship

    For patients in the hospitals in Westwood a chaplain is available 24-hours a day through the Spiritual Care Office. You may call x57484 (310-825-7484) directly from your room or ask your nurse to call for you. For patients in UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, please call (310) 319-4740.

    An interfaith Meditation Room (Room 1109) is available for private prayer and meditation 24 hours a day. It is located on the first floor of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center inside the front entrance.

    Roman Catholic Mass is held on Sundays at Noon on the B level Auditorium- B130, in Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. Muslim prayers are every Friday at 1:10 pm in the Meditation Room.  Jewish Shabbat Service is held on Fridays at 4:30 pm in the Meditation Room. Please contact Spiritual Care Office for other religious events. 

    Click here for a list of churches, temples and Synagogues near UCLA Westwood Campus »


    Visit the UCLA Central Ticket Office Website for discounted movie tickets, theme park tickets, and more.

    UCLA Central Ticket Office
    PO Box 24607
    Los Angeles, CA 90024-0607
    Phone: (310) 825-2101
    Email: cto@tickets.ucla.edu

    Accommodations/Hotels and RV Parking

    UCLA Tiverton House
    Conveniently located on the corner of Le Conte and Tiverton Avenue, just a short walk from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, is a 100-room hotel designed to meet the needs of patients and their families. Free shuttle to Hospital and to Medical Plaza. Free parking. Guests are not required to pay hotel taxes of 14%
    900 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024-3013
    (310) 794-0151 Front Desk
    (310) 794-0280 Reservations
    (310) 794-0153 Fax
    email: tivertonhouse@mednet.ucla.edu
    Webpage: http://www.tivertonhouse.ucla.edu

    UCLA Guest House (3 Blocks)
    On campus. UCLA shuttle/Limited. Free parking.
    330 Charles Young Drive, Los Angeles CA 90095-1466
    (310) 825-2923 Front Desk
    (310) 825-6108 Fax
    (310) 825-0297 TDD
    email : guesthouse@ha.ucla.edu
    Webpage : http//www.hotels.ucla.edu

    For additional hotels near UCLA campuses, please see below. Other than the UCLA Tiverton House and the UCLA Guest House above, the hotel lists include independent businesses with no affiliation with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center or UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica.  (The lists have been prepared for you by the Patient Affairs Department for your convenience. )

    Please call the facilities for current room rates. Some hotels may offer a UCLA discount rate.

    Hotels near Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center  »

    Hotels near UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica »

    Trailer & RV Parking

    All UCLA parking structures and lots were designed for commuter vehicles. UCLA is NOT set up for recreational vehicles and has no hook-ups.

    For more information please visit the UCLA Transportation website or call patient affairs at (310) 267-9113.

    Home Health

    Language Assistance

    On-line Dictionaries

    WordExpress Language Services - http://www.wordexpress.net
    Yahoo Dictionary - http://dir.yahoo.com/Reference/Dictionaries/Language/
    Merriam-Webster Dictionary - www.merriam-webster.com

    Over the Phone Interpreting

    Language Line Services Website: www.languageline.com
    (formerly AT&T)
    800-752-0093 x196

    Tele-Interpreters On-Call Website: www.TeleInterpreters.com
    447 W. Burchett, 2nd floor
    Glendale CA 91203

    Translation and Interpretation (commercial)

    Coto Interpreting, Translating & Graphics Website: http://www.cototranslates.com
    447 W. Burchett, 2nd floor
    Glendale CA 91203
    800-246-2686, 818-551-4545
    818-551-1123 fax

    Exotic Languages Agency (ELA) E-Mail: ELA@ELA1.com
    City View Office Plaza Website: http://www.ela1.com
    12399 Lewis St., Suite 102
    Garden Grove CA 92840
    800-303-7200, 714-703-2727
    714-703-2730 fax

    Paragon Language Services E-mail: mailto:paragon1s@earthlink.net
    5657 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310 Website: http://www.paragonls.com
    Los Angeles CA 90036
    323-966-4655, 800-499-0299
    323-651-1867 fax

    WordExpress E-mail: info@wordexpress.net
    8306 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 200 Website: www.wordexpress.net
    Beverly Hills CA 90211
    310-260-7705 fax

    Southern California Area Translators and Interpreters Association (SCATIA)
    Lists many freelance interpreters/translators with phone numbers
    Lists commercial interpreters/translators
    Links E-mail: Webmaster@scatia.org
    Website: http://www.scatia.org

    Los Angeles Community Resources

    Los Angeles City information - http://www.LACity.org
    Santa Monica City information - http://santa-monica.org
    Westwood Community Resources - http://westwoodca.areaguides.net

    Los Angeles Community News

    Los Angeles Times - http://www.latimes.com
    Daily News - http://www.dailynews.com
    UCLA News - http://www.newsroom.ucla.edu

    Medical Information


    Armand Hammer Museum of Art - http://www.hammer.ucla.edu
    Beverly Hills Visitor's Bureau - http://www.beverlyhillsbehere.com
    Catalina Island information - http://www.catalinaexpress.com
    Catalina Island information - http://www.catalinainfo.com
    Culver City information - http://www.culvercity.org
    Hollywood visitor information - http://www.hollywoodchamber.org
    J. Paul Getty Museum - http://www.getty.edu/museum
    L.A. County Museum of Art - http://www.lacma.org
    Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific - http://www.aquariumofpacific.org
    Many city & tourist links - http://www.pipeline.com/citypages/CA/losangeles.html
    Maps of city streets - http://maps.yahoo.com
    Petersen Automotive Museum - http://petersen.org/
    Rodeo Drive information, Beverly Hills - http://www.rodeodrive-bh.com
    Santa Monica tourist street - http://www.thirdstreetpromenade.com
    UCLA Events Office - http://www.calendar.ucla.edu

    Transplant Information

    Transplant Candidates - http://www.unos.org
    UCLA Transplant Website - Candidates - http://transplants.ucla.edu

    Transportation Services

    Ambulance and Medical

    Bowers Ambulance 877-378-1938 ambulance service
    GMD Transportation, Inc 323-874-4085 non-emergency medical - http://gmdtrans.com
    Secure Transportation 800-856-9994 non-emergency medical, sedans and mini vans - http://www.securetransportation.com

    Airport Pick Up, Limousine and Public Transportation 

    Los Angeles Airport information - www.lawa.org/welcomelax.aspx 
    Encore Limousine 323-938-6711 limousine. www.limoencore.com 
    Golden West Express 800-917-5656 limousine or mini-van. www.goldenwestexpress.com 
    Non-emergency medical transport, sedans - http://www.securetransportation.com
    FlyAway Service - www.lawa.aero/welcome_lax.aspx?id=4698  
    Los Angeles Metropolitan Transp. Authority city bus serving UCLA.  Please check website for current bus fares. www.mta.net
    Santa Monica City Bus Lines city bus serving UCLA. Please check website for current bus fares. www.bigbluebus.com 
    Culver City Bus Lines city bus serving UCLA. Please check website for current bus fares. www.culvercity.org/government/transportation/bus.aspx
    Super Shuttle 800-372-3372 Airport shuttle service. www.supershuttle.com 
    Jet West International 800-538-2447 private jet transport. www.jetwest.com
    Million Air 818-994-4990 private jet transport. www.millionair.com
    U.S. Helicopters 562-497-0390 helicopter charters & tours. www.ushelicopters.com
    Carnival Limousine 800-928-2899 sedan, limousine. www.limo1.com
    Central Courier Service 888-740-6581 airport transport, tours, courier and messenger CentralCSe@aol.com
    Century West Limousine 310-451-7430 sedan, limousine. www.centurywestlimo.com 
    Los Angeles Limousines 888-544-4222 sedan, limousine. www.lalimo.com 
    Amtrak - www.amtrak.com | Getting to UCLA by Amtrak Thruway Bus
    Antelope Valley Transit Authority - www.avta.com | Getting to UCLA

    Medical Air Transportation

    Air Rescue 818-9940911 medical jet transport
    AvTrans Corporation 800-244-3932 medical transport (Lear 36)
    Jet Production 818-506-6247 medical transport (Gulfstream)
    Jet West International 800-538-2447 medical jet transport

    Nursing Service for Travel/Transport

    Chris De Famio, CRNP 717-325-9231 flight escort, in-home nursing

    Private Air Charter

    AvTrans Corporation 800-244-3932 private jet transport - King Air 90


    Requirements for U.S. Visas - usvisas.state.gov