Your Hospital Stay


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Upon entering the Northern California Shriners Hospital, one is immediately uplifted by the eight-story atrium that spirals to the sky. It symbolizes the belief that there are no limits to human potential and provides an inspiring backdrop to the complex, compassionate and comprehensive care that is the hallmark of Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Those who enter the state-of-the-art facility are quickly comforted by the fact that Shriners Hospital is designed specifically to serve the needs of children and families, whose needs are embraced by a professional team devoted to treating patients in mind, body and spirit.  The needs of the entire family are considered at all times, reflecting the family-centered approach to care.   

For patients and families, the hospital stay begins with a warm reception by dedicated staff and volunteers who assist and guide all who enter the hospital to their proper destination.  The entire professional team – from doctors and nurses to child life specialists and therapists – work to ease any anxiety and normalize the hospital experience.  At every turn, a member of the professional team is ready and available to answer questions and guide patients and families through their hospital stay.

Cancellations and Admissions Questions: If for any reason you are unable to keep your admission appointment, or have questions about the admission process, please call our Surgery Scheduler: 916-453-2100 or our Same Day Surgery Department: 916-453-2204.


Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California invites all families, guests, and hospital visitors to join us in creating a positive environment of care. We ask that all hospital guests respect our visitor guidelines:


Food Services

The 2nd floor Café at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides a welcome and comfortable place for families to enjoy a meal, or a snack, while relaxing or visiting with others. The Shriners Hospital Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, including weekends. There also are vending machines located in the Café.



Please find below a list of available lodging and hotels near Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California for patients and families that provide a discount. Please contact Shriners Hospital Transportation and Lodging Coordinator for more information (916) 453-2095.


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Health and Safety Information

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We are Here for You

It’s our mission to care for children, and the health and safety of our patients and employees remains our top priority. Your child and your family can continue to expect nationally-ranked, multidisciplinary pediatric care in a safe environment. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California is open and caring for patients with safety measures in place. We have resumed surgical care for pediatric patients, expanded clinic appointments and are accepting referrals for new patients and consultations.