UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Innovating patient care since 1926.

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

As the cornerstone of UCLA Health's Santa Monica campus, our 281-bed, full-service medical center offers unparalleled care — from prenatal and neonatal services to geriatric medicine — and everything in between. Our facility blends the expertise of an academic medical center with the accessibility of a community hospital, giving patients the best of both worlds.

The team at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center prides itself on offering outstanding programs and services and catering to diverse health care needs. Our Nethercutt Emergency Center stands as Santa Monica's sole emergency department approved for pediatric care, treating over 50,000 patients each year. The BirthPlace, recognized as one of Southern California's most comprehensive maternity centers, delivers approximately 1,500 babies each year and is home to a 16-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) for specialized infant care.

Our commitment to innovation and excellence goes far beyond patient care. Designed by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern, our medical center has a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment. With over 25% of our campus dedicated to green spaces, including the serene Harman Garden Plaza, we offer patients, visitors and staff a tranquil oasis in the heart of Santa Monica. 

Since its opening in 1926, this medical center has evolved to become a beacon of health care excellence for the Santa Monica community and beyond.

Why Choose UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center?

When patients and their families choose our hospital, they get:

  • A patient-centered approach: Personalized care matters at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, where patients get tailored treatment plans and a compassionate approach to their needs. This ensures each person gets the attention and support they deserve throughout their experience here.
  • Acclaimed excellence: UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center has earned prestigious accolades such as the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade "A" and Healthgrades Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence, showcasing its commitment to providing top-quality care.
  • Collaborative partnerships: Through strategic alliances like the one with the Orthopaedic Institute for Children, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center expands its reach and expertise. This helps to further enhance the quality and scope of health care available to the community.

1250 16th St.
Santa Monica, California 90404
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There are several parking options available to patients and visitors, including at the 1260 15th St. Medical Building, 1245 16th St. Medical Building, 1311 16th St. Structure, and metered street parking. Valet parking is available at 1250 16th Street and 1225 15th Street. For more parking information, call 424-259-9100.