Patient and Family Guide

Find your care

We provide targeted care for pediatric, adult and geriatric patients. Call 800-825-9989 or 310-825-9989 to learn more about our psychiatry services. 

Information for Patients and their Families


Conditions and Treatments

The National Institute of Mental Health offers comprehensive expert-reviewed information on mental health disorders and a range of other topics.

For more information, please visit National Institute of Mental Health at

Request an Appointment

Access Center
For general questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact the ACCESS Center at (800-825-9989) or (310) 825-9989, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Coping and Relaxation

Guided Meditation 
Click on the links below for a free guided meditation:

UCLA Mindfulness Resources

The Mindful Awareness Research Center is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. MARC's mission is to foster mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research to promote well-being and a more compassionate society. For more information, visit UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center at

MARC services offered: 
  • UCLA Mindful app is now released for both iOS and Android
  • offers classes and workshops to the general public, teaching the skills of mindfulness across the lifespan
  • offers online classes in mindfulness education
  • free drop in mindfulness at the UCLA campus
  • fosters research to support the scientific benefits of mindful awareness
  • brings mindfulness to professionals through UCLA's medical education program-including doctors, medical students, staff and faculty
  • offer mindfulness tools and classes to support mental health professionals

Chapel/Meditation Room

An interfaith Chapel/Meditation Room located on the first floor, is available in the hospital and on campus. Interfaith chaplains are always available for spiritual care assistance and sacramental ministries. For more information, visit the Spiritual Care website

Garden of Peace

The Garden of Peace offers a tranquil outdoor retreat for patients and families to enjoy.

Harp Service

Enjoy a soothing harp music in our first floor hospital lobby. Harpist plays weekly, on Wednesday or Thursday during the noon time hour.

SIMMS/MANN – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology

The Simms/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology provides integrative patient care for individuals and families touched by cancer. Built on a foundation of academic research and advanced treatment approaches, the Simms/Mann Center offers educational and support services that integrate psychological, nutritional, spiritual, and complementary approaches to healing.

Services provided by the Simms/Mann Center include:

  • Individual, couple, and family counseling
  • Groups for support and healing
  • Nutrition and supplements
  • Psychiatry and oncology
  • Insights into Cancer public lectures
  • Spiritual care

Dog Therapy

Dogs dressed like doctors

Dog Therapy is the Patient –Animal Connection program at the hospital:

Volunteers with People-Animal Connection will bring a trained canine friend to visit with patients and their families. Visits with a conform animal have been shown to relieve stress and contribute to healing. To request a visit, call 310-267-8184.

For Caregivers and Families

Increasing Safety at Home

Know the Warning Signs

How to Ask About Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

What to Do and Say If You Are Concerned

How to Get Help

How to Offer Support

Support Organizations