University of California San Francisco

Preparing Your Child for Surgery

Support resources for patients and families

We recognize this is a stressful time for both you and your child and we strive to provide family-centered care while you are hospitalized. It is helpful to have a parent or other caregiver stay with your child while they are receiving treatment. There are many resources available including the Child Life program, Chaplain services and Social Work services. We also provide interpreters to our non-English speaking families.

There are several things you can do beforehand to prepare for your child's surgery. Please view the brochures below for helpful information about your stay and do not hesitate to ask us questions.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital