Patients & Visitors

St. Vincent Medical Center is committed to improving the health of individuals as well as the surrounding communities by providing quality, patient-centered, health services. The focus is always on healing and health improvement through services and technologies that are accessible, coordinated and efficient, all delivered with compassion.

In order to make each patient’s stay as comfortable as possible, the hospital offers a number of services. Regardless of the length of stay, we feel each patient and their family should have continual access to everything needed in order to return to good health and stronger well-being.

Telephone Service
Patients can be reached at 213-484 + 7 + the room number. Calls can be made and received between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., daily.

Television Service
Televisions are available in all patient rooms. Educational programs on — nutrition, exercise, stress and more — are shown regularly on the Health Care Focus Channel. Additionally, there is programming geared toward oncology patients, as well as on cardiology programs. Many of the televisions are equipped with closed caption features for patients with hearing difficulties.

Transportation
St. Vincent Medical Center provides transportation within a 15-mile radius to the hospital for outpatient procedures performed at the medical center. To arrange for this service, patients should call 213-484-5534.

Taxi Coupons
Taxi coupons are available to seniors or disabled persons. They are available through St. Barnabas Center at 213-738-9469 or Citywide at 213-483-5732.

Lodging
St. Vincent Medical Center has a guest lodging facility, Seton Guest Center, located on campus for relatives of patients that live out of the area. For information or reservations, patients should call 213-484-7767.

Interpreter Requests/Translation
The hospital offers interpreters for many different languages.

Hearing and Visually Impaired Patients

• TDD is located in Communications, 6th floor Managers Office and the 3rd floor Evaluation and Treatment Center.

• California Relay at 1 800-735-2922 (voice)

• 1 800-735-2929 (TDD Access)

• Braille Institute at 323-663-1111

Food Service
The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent Medical Center believe that food exists to nourish the heart, the body and the soul. Read more about food service options at St. Vincent Medical Center.

Spiritual Care
As a Catholic hospital, we offer spiritual care in addition to our health care services.

Wireless Internet Access
Patients now have access to their e-mail from any hospital room. Please read this brochure.

For more information on guest services, contact St. Vincent Medical Center.