Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides
programs and services that facilitate care, foster independence
and help patients grow in mind, body and spirit.
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
Interpreter services are available upon request and free
of charge. We offer both in person and digital interpreter
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
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.
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.
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.