Travel and Transportation Assistance
If you need assistance with coming for a comprehensive clinic appointment, please contact our thalassemia social sorker who can discuss options for support.
Wendy Murphy, LCSW
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
747 52nd St.
Oakland, CA 94609-1808
Places To Stay/Hotels
If you need a place to spend one or more nights during your child's comprehensive appointment, there are several options. Please contact Wendy Murphy regarding reservations at Family House or information about obtaining the special hospital at local hotels. Lodging arrangements need to be made well in advance of the appointment to ensure availability.
This low-cost "home away from home" has 16 bedrooms available to qualifying families who live 70 miles or more from the hospital. All residents share a common living room, play room, kitchen, and laundry room. These rooms are filled on a first-come basis. If the Family House has more requests than rooms, priority is given to families with critically ill children or those furthest from home. Families must be referred by Children’s Hospital’s Medical Social Services department.
Below is a listing of hotels that may have a special rate for Children’s Hospital families. “UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland has a corporate rate.” Please contact our Social Worker for information on how to obtain this rate.
- Courtyard Oakland/Emeryville
Phone: (510) 652-8777
Address:5555 Shellmound St., Emeryville
2.2 miles from Children’s
- Four Points by Sheraton
Phone: (510) 547-7888
Address: 1603 Powell St., Emeryville
2 miles from Children’s
- Hyatt House Emeryville
Phone: (510) 601-5880; (888) 433-9042 (toll free)
Address: 5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville
2.1 miles from Children's
- Inn at Jack London Square
Phone: (510) 452-4565
Address: 233 Broadway, Oakland
4.2 miles from Children’s
- Executive Inn and Suites
Phone: (510) 536-6633
Address: 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland
5.3 miles from Children’s
This hotel has a shuttle from the Oakland airport