Family support is important to a patient's healing, and we recognize that having a loved one in the hospital can be a difficult time for you. Our staff is here to help support you as you support your loved one during this time. Volunteers in our Family Outreach Program are available to offer you comfort and support while your family member is hospitalized.
Enjoy soothing music in our beautiful lobby. Harp Service is held twice monthly in the main lobby. Contact Volunteer Services for the next scheduled date at (424) 259-8180. To schedule a harpist to play for your loved one at the bedside, call (424) 259-8160.
Contact the Volunteer Services department at (424) 259-8180 from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday for a free newspaper. We will deliver a complimentary paper to you in the family waiting area or room of your family member.
Located on the ground floor at the Information Desk of our main entrance, the service provides assistance with local restaurants, stores, transportation, hotel accommodations, religious services, etc. A Welcome Ambassador is available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm
Family Comfort Care Kits
Kits including water and snacks, a notebook and pen, among other items, are distributed daily to palliative care patient's families (one per family, please).
Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hospital. Stop by the Information Desk in our main lobby to obtain a user name and password.
Crossword Puzzles, Sudoku, Playing Cards and Magazines.
Call Volunteer Services at (424) 259-8180 Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm to ask for one of these items.
People Animal Connection (PAC)
Volunteers with People-Animal Connection will bring a trained canine friend to visit with patients and their families. Visits with a comfort animal
have been shown to relieve stress and contribute to healing. To request a visit, call Erin Rice at (310) 267-8184. www.uclahealth.org/PAC
An interfaith Chapel/Meditation Room is available for private prayer and meditation 24 hours a day. We have a temporary room while our new chapel is under construction. It is located on the A level in the Merle Norman Pavilion, Room A456. www.uclahealth.org/SpiritualCare
People come to us when they are most vulnerable. With our foundation of outstanding academic and community medicine, cutting-edge technologies and first-rate facilities in Westwood and Santa Monica, we pledge to treat every patient who enters our hospitals as we would a member of our own families.
Volunteer Services office
1328 16th Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90404