Information on Wildfires

Media Contact

Tami Dennis
310-267-7022

12/08/17 8:00 am

Normal operations continue this morning at all UCLA Health hospitals, clinics and facilities. Several fires continue to burn across Southern California, however, and the Emergency Preparedness team is monitoring the situation for potential impacts.

Please note:
• Classes are resuming today across the UCLA campus, including the David Geffen School of Medicine.
• Please continue to keep perimeter doors and windows closed and limit outdoor activity as much as possible.


We will provide additional updates as the situation evolves.

For more specific information beyond UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, please refer to the Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/07/17 4:30 pm

All UCLA Health hospitals and clinics are fully operational at this time, and normal operations are anticipated on Friday.

Classes at the David Geffen School of Medicine and across UCLA are scheduled to resume on Friday.

UCLA Health officials are continuing to monitor the Southern California wildfires for potential impacts.

Any important updates will be posted to this site.

For more specific information beyond UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, please refer to the Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/07/17 11:30 am

While UCLA classes have been canceled Thursday, Dec. 7, UCLA hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica and all of our clinics throughout Southern California have remained open, with the exception of the UCLA Health Ventura clinic (which closed Tuesday but reopened Thursday morning).

Normal operations and scheduled patient appointments have resumed at 100 Medical Plaza, 200 Medical Plaza and 300 Medical Plaza in Westwood, following Wednesday’s power outage.

For more specific information beyond UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, please refer to the Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/07/17 7:30 am

While UCLA classes have been canceled Thursday, Dec. 7, UCLA hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica and all of our clinics throughout Southern California have remained open, with the exception of the UCLA Health Ventura clinic. Normal operations and scheduled patient appointments have resumed at 100 Medical Plaza, 200 Medical Plaza and 300 Medical Plaza in Westwood, following Wednesday’s power outage.

For more specific information beyond UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, please refer to the Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/06/17 4:30 pm

Our hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica and all of our clinics throughout Southern California have remained open, with the exception of the UCLA Health Ventura clinic.

At this time, normal operations and scheduled procedures are expected to resume on Thursday in the Medical Plaza buildings. Power has been restored to 100 Medical Plaza, 200 Medical Plaza and 300 Medical Plaza on the UCLA campus; and David Geffen School of Medicine classes also are expected to resume on Thursday.

Interstate 405 has been re-opened in both directions, but Sepulveda Boulevard and many ramps remain closed. Keep in mind that closures in different areas of the region and other fire-related circumstances may affect the ability of our patients to reach our hospitals and clinics.

Because of smoke, we continue to encourage patients, visitors, faculty, staff and students to stay indoors and limit outdoor activity.

For more specific information beyond UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, please refer to the Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/06/17 10:30 am

UCLA Health is currently monitoring impacts related to the Skirball Fire burning in the Sepulveda Pass which is causing significant evacuations and traffic impacts in the area north of the UCLA campus.

We recognize that at both medical centers, there is a detectable smell of smoke within the hospitals. Please be assured that the hospital ventilation systems are designed to filter the air of particulates before it enters the medical centers, although a smell of smoke may remain. At this time, we encourage patients, visitors, faculty, staff and students to stay indoors and limit outdoor activity. Additional masking is not recommended inside of buildings, and likely unnecessary unless there is extended exposure outside of the building. We ask that all personnel keep perimeter doors and windows closed as much as possible. Local air quality rating at UCLA is categorized as Moderate.

All hospitals are fully operational at this time, but all afternoon clinic appointments in 100 Medical Plaza, 200 Medical Plaza and 300 Medical Plaza will be cancelled due to power outages. In addition, the UCLA Health Ventura clinic on Telephone Road is closed.

For more information please visit uclahealth.org. We will provide additional updated as the situation evolves.

For additional information on freeway closures, see the Los Angeles Traffic Report at SigAlert: sigalert.com

For additional information, visit Los Angeles Traffic Report, Los Angeles Emergency Management Department and UCLA Bruin Safe Online.


12/06/17 7:30 am

Due to area wildfires and the resulting partial closure of the 405 freeway, access to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center; UCLA Health - Santa Monica Medical Center; and some UCLA Health clinics may be affected. Our facilities remain open; please check traffic conditions in your area. See uclahealth.org for additional updates.

For additional information on freeway closures, see the Los Angeles Traffic Report at SigAlert: sigalert.com