Don't delay your care during the COVID-19 pandemic

If you're ill or hurt, our Emergency Department is prepared, safe and ready to serve you and your family.

See why you shouldn't delay your care 

Visiting policy

See our COVID-19 screening requirements for visitors, and the number of visitors allowed at one time. (Scroll down on the page for additional emergency department information).

Learn more about our visiting policy


For your safety and security, UC Davis patient safety officers are available 24 hours a day in the Emergency Department waiting room. UC Davis police officers are available upon request by calling 911 (landline) or 916-734-2555 (by cell phone).

Cafeteria hours

cafeteria food

Our cafeteria, located on the hospital’s first floor, is open seven days a week from:

6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
11 p.m. – 12 a.m.
1 – 4 a.m.

Learn more about our Pavilion Cafe

Internet access

Log-in to join our free guest Wi-Fi from your wireless device. You can do this by going into your settings, select Wi-Fi, select UCDHS-Guest, and accept the terms and conditions on the login page.

Pastoral care

The Battistella Meditation Room/All Faith Chapel, located next to the Emergency Department waiting room, is available to patients and families 24 hours a day.

Chaplaincy services are also available daily to serve the needs of UC Davis patients and families. They can be contacted by any staff member or reached at 916-734-3657 or 916-816-7729. For more information, visit the Clinical Pastoral Services page.

Interpreting and translation services

Medical Interpreting Services offers a full range of oral interpretation services at UC Davis Medical Center in person, over the phone or via teleconferencing. Services may be accessed by calling 916-734-2321.

Patient relations

The UC Davis Patient Relations Department represents hospital administration and serves as a liaison between patients and their health care and service providers working to identify solutions to questions, concerns, or problems that may arise. To reach a patient relations coordinator, please call 916-734-9777 or 800-305-6540 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Patient photography or recording policy

Please respect all patients' and staff's privacy during your visit.

Photography or recording that is undertaken by the patient or at the request of the patient is appropriate as long as the photography or recording does not interfere with the care of patients. Patient photography or recording cannot include other patients or employees (e.g. physicians, nurses, staff) without their consent. Patient photography or recording is limited to patient rooms and/or discrete patient treatment areas. If any policies or the privacy of other patients or employees is violated by patient photography or recording, the photography or recording must stop and Risk Management or Security should be contacted for further guidance, as appropriate.