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Gonda Observation Unit (GOU) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: Discharge Follow Up Survey

GONDA Diagnostic, Observation and Treatment (DOT)
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
757 Westwood Blvd, Room 1255
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Main Phone: (310) 267-9523

About Our Unit

The GONDA Diagnostic, Observation and Treatment (DOT) at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a special short-stay unit for patients requiring observation for a specific symptom.

Your physician may place you in the GONDA DOT for monitoring, before determining if you will be admitted to the hospital or sent home. Since the duration is less than 48 hours, your stay is considered an outpatient visit.

What you need to know about GONDA DOT

A registered nurse will check your condition and provide a restful area, food (if permitted by your physician), pain control and blankets to keep you warm. You will receive the same level of world-class and compassionate care as you would throughout UCLA Health.

When your physician approves you to go home, your registered nurse will help you prepare for discharge.

Please note that for your safety, GONDA DOT will not be able to dispense pain medication prescriptions upon discharge for more than five days. It is important that you contact your primary care doctor within that time period for close monitoring and ongoing adjustments of your pain medications. 

Your stay in GONDA DOT will be billed as an outpatient visit on an hourly basis, and you will be responsible for any co-payments, deductibles or other charges that may apply. Inpatients admitted to the GONDA DOT are not billed on an hourly basis. If you have any questions, please call the Admissions Office at (310) 267-8000.

If your physician allows you to eat during your stay, you may order from our signature dining services and the food will be delivered to your room. Ask your nurse or nutrition assistant for a menu.

To complete a local call, dial "8" and then the number. To complete a long distance call, call collect or use a phone card.

Room Amenities

  • Private Room
  • Television
  • Sink
  • Telephone
  • Guest Chair

Quick Reference Guide

(310) 267-9523

Nurse Manager
Mark Flitcraft
(310) 267-9529

(310) 267-9218

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