Room chairs open up so a parent can stay overnight with their child.
Fear of separation is a big concern for children of all ages, and being with your child in the hospital is an important part of the healing process. We encourage you to be with your child around the clock. If you can’t be with your child, a grandparent or other familiar, loving adult is the next best thing.
• Be sure to let your child know when you’ll be away, when you’ll be back, who to ask for help, and who will be taking care of him/her while you are away.
• Family Lounges are located on the 3rd, 4th and 5th floors.
Breast milk best for babies
Children’s Hospital Oakland strongly recommends breast milk for all babies. It’s the best food for all babies, sick or well. Certified breastfeeding specialists are available at no cost to help. If you are breastfeeding and your baby is unable to nurse, breast pumps are available. Please ask your child’s nurse or dial 3137 for help from our specialists.
The Family Resource & Information Center, located on the second floor across from the Friendly Café, is where parents can relax, do research and take a break from hospital routine. You’ll find information, support, referrals, medical references, local information and Spanish language resources, along with access to the Internet, books, magazines, pamphlets and videos. The center also hosts family coffee hours, knitting workshops and other family events. To learn more, call (510) 428-3549.
Two ATM machines (Valley Credit Union and Bank of America) are located in the Friendly Café on the second floor.