Center for Families

The Center for Families, located on the sixth floor in room C-6421, serves as a lounge, resource center, health library, business center and concierge desk, where parents and other adult family members may tend to their various needs while remaining near their children. The room is open seven days a week and serves as a complete business center that has a fax machine, computers with internet access, phone jacks for laptop computers, phones and a copier to help families keep up with the demands of life outside the hospital.

The Center for Families is staffed by parent liaisons, specially trained parents who provide peer-to-peer support and resources to help families navigate the hospital environment. Other family support services for parents offered through the center include knitting, scrapbooking group, chair massage, parent walking group and weekly support groups. We believe that if parents and other adult caregivers in the family are able to care for themselves, they are more equipped to care for their child.


Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday through Thursday evenings: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


(415) 353-1410

Family Advisory Council

At UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco, we value the opinions and suggestions of families and believe that both staff and family bring unique knowledge, skills and experience to caring for children. Our Family Advisory Council gives families a voice in decisions that affect patient care and family experiences. For more information about the Family Advisory Council, please contact the Center for Families. To download an application to join the Family Advisory Committee, click here.

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