Information for families and visitors
Family and friends of hospital patients are asked to wait during surgery or other procedures in the waiting room on the lobby level just past the main entrance. Family members should report to the surgery host or hostess seated at a desk in the waiting area. The surgeon will try to reach the family once the surgery is complete. We ask that families and friends remain in one area so the physician will know where to reach the family if the need arises. Thus, please report to the host or hostess in the waiting area if you plan to leave temporarily.
There are additional waiting rooms just off the elevator on each floor for family members and other visitors. These rooms are open each day from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. No food, drink, or bedding supplies (e.g., pillows, blankets) are allowed in the waiting rooms.
Visiting hours and privileges vary with each unit and depend on an individual patient's condition. Contact the unit secretary or the patient information desk for information about visiting a specific patient.
Family members and friends of Medical Center patients should plan to use motel/hotel accommodations available in the area. See information about the nearby Loma Linda Inn. (Please note: this opens in a new browser window)
The Medical Center may allow immediate family members to use the Medical Center facility for sleeping in certain specific conditions. Contact a member of the Medical Center nursing staff if you would like more information about requesting a sleeping permit.
The department of volunteer services operates a patient library with a large selection of books and magazines that you are free to look at during your stay. Upon request, books and magazines can be brought directly to patient rooms. Call (909) 558-4000, extension 42850 for information.
Diversional Therapy Center
LLUMC recognizes that extended hospital stays can be difficult experiences and thus operates a Diversional Therapy Center to help patients cope with boredom or frustration. Operated by the department of volunteer services, the Center is designed to provide patients with activities of interest while in the hospital, such as needlepoint, books, games, and crafts. Contact (909) 558-4000, extension 42850 for information.
Flowers sent to you at the Medical Center will be delivered directly to your room. The hospital's mailing address for floral delivery is: 11234 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, California 92354. Flowers can also be purchased at the Medical Center gift shop on the lobby level. Volunteers stop by each room every day to water plants and flowers.
A gift shop, operated by LLUMC volunteers, is located on the Medical Center's lobby level near the main entrance. The shop sells newspapers, magazines, snack food, flowers, and a range of small gift items. The gift shop can have flowers delivered to patients. You may also wish to place an online order for flowers and other gifts to be sent directly to the patient's room. Gift shop hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Phone: (909) 558-4000, extension 88026. Visit the gift shop page to order online and get more information.
The patient information desk maintains a list of local interpreters for numerous languages. If you have need of interpreter services, contact your nurse for assistance or call the information desk at extension (909) 558-4000, 43115.
Members of the department of volunteer services are available to assist patients who need help reading or writing letters. Contact (909) 558-4000, extension 44654 for information.
Patients have the right to view copies of their medical records upon request. See the medical records web pages for more information.
Newspapers can be obtained from the Medical Center gift shop on the lobby level. Patient Hospitality Representatives from the department of volunteer services are also available to help patients obtain newspapers.
The hospitality service, under the direction of the department of volunteer services, coordinates volunteers to welcome patients to the hospital, provide any needed information, and assist them with any personal needs. Volunteers are available, for instance, to read to patients, help them write letters, help them place phone calls, and tend to other personal needs. Contact (909) 558-4000, extension 44654 for information.
Space is very limited, but if available, valuables in your possession can be stored in a hospital safe run by the admitting office. LLUMC recommends, however, that patients do not bring valuables with them to the Medical Center.
The department of volunteer services operates a game room for pediatric patients with toys, games, and crafts. If patients cannot leave their rooms, volunteers will deliver games and toys to patient rooms. Call (909) 558-4000, extension 44654.
The department of volunteer services operates a van service for patients and families from the Sun City area to Loma Linda. For more information, call (909) 558-4654 or (909) 672-1931.
Hosts and wheelchairs
At the Medical Center and at the Faculty Medical Office, hosts are stationed at the front entrances to assist you from the shuttle or your car. Wheelchairs are available at any time, and can be obtained from the dispatch services office.
Information desks are located just inside the main entrances of all three hospitals and the Faculty Medical Office. The staff at each can assist you with any questions you may have.
Parking and shuttle service
Parking at LLUMC is free to patients and visitors. The main lot is directly adjacent to the southeast corner of the Medical Center and can be accessed using Anderson Street. An overflow parking lot is located on the southeast corner of Anderson Street and Barton Road opposite the Medical Center. A shuttle van operates at regular intervals between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to transport persons back and forth from the overflow lot to the Medical Center. If you intend to leave your vehicle in the parking lot throughout your stay, please contact the security control room at (909) 558-4000, extension 44320 so officers will know the status of the vehicle.