If you bring medications with you when entering the hospital, they must be given to the nursing staff. After your doctor has seen them, they will be deposited in the pharmacy for safekeeping or given to a responsible family member to take home. If your doctor prescribes medications, our nursing staff will administer them. Medications other than those prescribed are not allowed on the unit. This includes over-the-counter non-prescription medications. Similarly, alcohol and illegal or "street" drugs are not allowed in the hospital.
To maintain patient confidentially and ensure privacy, cameras, tape recorders, cell phones, iPods or laptop computers - any electronic item with photo, video, audio recording or Internet-access capability - are not allowed on inpatient units or in program areas.
For everyone's health, UCLA has implemented a smoke-free environment throughout the indoor and outdoor areas of our hospitals and health-sciences campus in Westwood (bounded by Gayley and Tiverton Avenues and Le Conte to Charles E. Young Drive South).
A pay telephone is available on the unit. You may give this number to anyone who wishes to contact you during your stay. Please use the pay phone for your personal calls. If you do not have funds to make outgoing phone calls, the unit wireless phone will be made available to you.
You may receive mail and telephone messages on your unit. Mail is picked up and delivered on the unit Monday through Friday. If you want to mail a letter and you are unable to leave the unit, staff will arrange to obtain stamps and mail your letters. The mailing address for Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is 150 UCLA Medical Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.
You are able to make small purchases while on the inpatient unit. Individual arrangements can be made with your nursing staff to either visit the Gift Shop or have a member of the staff make the purchase for you.