Support Services


Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides programs and services that facilitate care, foster independence and help patients grow in mind, body and spirit.

Ben Ali Shriners dropping a patient off at the hospital

Hospital Transportation

Shriners Hospital provides transportation to and from the Sacramento International Airport, Sacramento Greyhound Station, and Sacramento Amtrak Train Station, from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. To schedule a hospital van ride, please contact the transportation coordinator during business hours at 916-453-2095.

Interpretation Services

Interpreter services are available upon request and free of charge. We offer both in person and digital interpreter services, 24/7.

On-Site Public School

A joint project of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the Sacramento City Unified School District, the on-site public allows children to keep up with their school work while hospitalized. Located inside Shriners Hospital, the school provides bilingual education for preschool through 12th grade. Special programs include vocational education and school re-entry programs.

School Re-Entry Program

Children who suffer severe burns, spinal cord and other traumatic injuries may return to school with scars, a prosthetic arm or leg, or a wheelchair. To smooth the patient’s transition back home and into the community, the school team works to coordinate a re-entry program. The re-entry program educates teachers, classmates and other individuals about the child’s injury and transition back to school. The basic message is simple and powerful: Your classmate may look different or move differently, but they are still the same person inside.

Service Dogs

To give patients the opportunity for independence, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California has a professional partnership with a service dog training program. Appropriate candidates, usually patients with paralysis, are referred to the program to be matched with an assistance dog. The process involves coordinated training which takes place at a designated training area and in the community.


Patient Transportation

If your child is being admitted to Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California, your doctor will determine the best method of transport. If you have any questions regarding transport, please ask your doctor.