At Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, care is
delivered in a hospital designed specifically to serve the
medical and emotional needs of children and their families. Care
takes place in a facility filled with natural light. The open
environment facilitates interaction among patients, parents and
families and provides a friendly face to a state-of-the-art
pediatric medical center built to deliver life-saving,
life-changing care for generations to come.
Staying overnight at the hospital can ease your child’s concerns.
One adult family member may stay at the hospital during your
child’s hospitalization. A chair, bed or rollaway may be placed
in your child’s room. The person rooming at the hospital must be
in good health and able to care for him/herself. Our care
team also works with families to secure overnight accommodations
at the Ronald McDonald House or nearby hotels.
Family members are asked to provide their own meals during their
stay. The Hospital Cafe, located on the 2nd floor, serves
breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including weekends. There also
are vending machines in the 2nd floor Cafe.
For many patients and families, the hospital experience is
enriched by access to books, movies and other
information. If you would like to schedule time to enjoy the
hospital library, please contact your care coordinator.
Interpreter services are available upon request and free
of charge. We offer both in person and digital interpreter
A host of dogs, cats and bunnies registered as Shriners Hospital
Pet Therapy volunteers provide comfort and affection to
all. Contact Volunteer Services to see if there are furry
friends in the hospital today ready to pay a visit.
On-Site Public School
A joint project of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the
Sacramento City Unified School District, the on-site public
school provides bilingual education for preschool through 12th
grade. Special programs include vocational education and school
re-entry programs for rehabilitation patients.
Central Activity Area
Patients are scheduled for play as part of their daily routine.
Structured and unstructured activities take place in the
hospital’s Central Activity Area each day. Therapeutic
Recreation and Child Life specialists supervise
activities that include everything from cards and video games to
special performances by the Sacramento Ballet. Patients have an
opportunity to benefit in an Art for Life program each month.
In keeping with its family-centered approach to care, Shriners
Hospitals for Children – Northern California organizes activities
specifically for parents. Support groups, yoga sessions and dance
classes provide positive outlets for parents.
The Security team at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern
California provides on-site service 24-hours a day. The security
staff will escort you to the parking garage upon request. If you
have safety concerns or would like a security escort, please call
the security guard at ext. 3000 or visit the main desk in the
Free parking is available in the Shriners Hospital garage located
adjacent to the hospital. The parking garage is monitored by
security 24-hours a day.