Telemedicine Family-LinkThe Family-Link program helps children who are hospitalized at UC Davis Children’s Hospital stay connected with friends and family.

Using laptop computers that are loaned to the patient’s parents, hospitalized children and their families can keep in close touch with family and friends that are not able to visit them at the hospital.

This program has been shown to help reduce the stress and isolation that can occur during long hospitalizations.


The UC Davis Family-Link Program provides iPads and laptops so patients can video chat with family members while they are hospitalized.