UCLA People Animal Connection (PAC) sponsors dog visits that can brighten the day for many children. Let us know if your child would like to receive a visit from a specially trained dog and its owner. Tell your child's nurse, or contact the PAC program by dialing Ext. 7-8184 on a hospital phone, or call (310) 267-8184. Due to infection-control issues, a child who is in isolation cannot receive a visit from a therapy dog.
The Heart Touch Massage program provides free massage therapy to children hospitalized at UCLA who meet appropriate medical criteria and who desire this treatment. Evidence suggests that regular touch therapy can provide numerous benefits to the patient. Parental consent must be obtained before the patient can receive Heart Touch Massage.