UCLA recognizes the vital role family and friends play in enhancing the health and well-being of our patients. Parents/legal guardians and close family members may visit 24 hours a day unless otherwise specified by a unit’s individual guidelines or your child’s care team.
The well-being of our patients is the most important consideration when making decisions regarding visitors and visiting hours. The number of visitors allowed will depend on the needs of the patient and space considerations.
UCLA Child Life Specialists, health care professionals who help pediatric patients cope with illness and hospitalization, are also available to help prepare children for visits with hospitalized family members.
Mylar balloons are safe and allowed in patient rooms. Latex balloons present choking and allergy risks and are not allowed in the hospital.