Visitor Information

Visiting Patients

The healing process is enhanced by the support of family and friends. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California welcomes visitors between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. All visitors must check-in at the reception desk in the hospital lobby where they will record their destination and be given a visitor’s badge. All hospital visitors and guests are asked to respect and support the family-friendly environment of care at all times.

  • Visiting hours are from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Guests visiting patient care areas are asked to note the following: In the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), we ask that visitors be limited to two family members at a time. In the 3rd floor units, we ask that visitors be limited to four at a time. Visitor guidelines can be found here.
  • Information on food services can be found here.

Getting Here

Situated just minutes from downtown Sacramento in the heart of a growing medical community, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is easily accessible to patients and families living near and far. The hospital enjoys convenient freeway access and is on public transportation routes – including light rail. The Sacramento International Airport and Amtrak are located just minutes away as are a number of bus lines. Transportation information can be found here.

Maps, Directions and Parking

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is located adjacent to the University of California, Davis Medical Center in the heart of a growing medical community. Situated on the corner of X Street and Stockton Boulevard, it is easily accessible by freeway. The Shriners Hospital in Sacramento is approximately 90 miles from San Francisco, 120 miles from Reno, and 165 miles from Fresno. Visitor parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the hospital. When you arrive, the hospital security staff may ask you the reason for your visit. Directions can be found here.

Automated driving directions in English and Spanish are available by phone.


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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