Your Hospital Stay

Your hosp stayUpon entering the Northern California Shriners Hospital, one is immediately uplifted by the eight-story atrium that spirals to the sky. It symbolizes the belief that there are no limits to human potential and provides an inspiring backdrop to the complex, compassionate and comprehensive care that is the hallmark of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Those who enter the state-of-the-art facility are quickly comforted by the fact that Shriners Hospital is designed specifically to serve the needs of children and families, whose needs are embraced by a professional team devoted to treating patients in mind, body and spirit.  The needs of the entire family are considered at all times, reflecting the family-centered approach to care.   

For patients and families, the hospital stay begins with a warm reception by dedicated staff and volunteers who assist and guide all who enter the hospital to their proper destination.  The entire professional team – from doctors and nurses to child life specialists and therapists – work to ease any anxiety and normalize the hospital experience.  At every turn, a member of the professional team is ready and available to answer questions and guide patients and families through their hospital stay.

Cancellations and Admissions Questions: If for any reason you are unable to keep your admission appointment, or have questions about the admission process, please call our Surgery Scheduler: 916-453-2100 or our Same Day Surgery Department: 916-453-2204.

Make an Appointment

Please call our Referral Center to schedule an appointment, call (916) 453-2191 or via email at A Referral Coordinator will partner with you to gather the necessary information to allow our physician leadership to evaluate the best path for your child.
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