Spiritual support: An interfaith Meditation Room/Chapel is available for private prayer and meditation 24 hours a day. It is located on the first floor of the hospital, just inside the front entrance. Interfaith chaplains are available from 8:30 am to 5 pm daily. Call the Spiritual Care Office at 310-825-7484 to request a visit. After hours, ask your nurse to page the on-call chaplain. The interfaith chaplains can also contact a religious leader of a particular faith tradition at your request.
UCLA Chase Child Life Program: Chase Child Life Program seeks to ease the fear associated with hospitalization by familiarizing young children, adolescents and their families with the hospital experience. A Child Life Specialist is available to consult with children to help them cope with illness and hospitalization. They provide accurate and age-appropriate information to the patient and parents, identify potential sources of stress and plan and practice coping strategies.
Urban Zen therapy: A therapeutic approach to help alleviate pain, anxiety, nausea and insomnia, and promote a general feeling of relaxation and wellness.
People-Animal Connection: A comprehensive animal-assisted therapy and activity program to enhance physical healing and emotional well-being through the canines’ instinctive bond with patients of all ages.
Hair-cutting service: Haircuts are provided by UCLA Health volunteer cosmetologists licensed in California. Hair services include trimming or cutting hair, lightly blow-drying hair or any combination. Patients must be able to sit in a chair at the bedside. Contact the volunteer office for more details: 310-267-8180.
Massage: Massage therapy for relaxation and stress reduction is available for patients and families by UCLA therapists. For details, contact 310-206-3055.
Advance directives: You have a right to make decisions about your medical treatment and healthcare decisions. With an advance directive, you can document and plan what should be done in terms of healthcare decisions if you cannot speak for yourself.
Additional resources for patients and visitors can be found at uclahealth.org.