Calling Patients

The telephone in a patient's room cannot be dialed directly from the outside. All calls must come through the hospital switchboard, (831) 624-5311.

Calling for Patients

Your family may call you at any time on most nursing units. Some nursing units, such as ICU, require all calls to go through the nursing station because the patient rooms do not have telephones. We also suggest that you designate one person close to you for family members and friends to call for information. Our staff is unable to screen calls or to provide information on your condition over the telephone in most cases. Your caller can ask the operator for you by name unless you have chosen "no information status."

Cell phoneCell phones are allowed in all public areas of the hospital and in patient rooms.

To reach hospital departments from inside the hospital, dial the last four digits of the phone number using the phones around the Fountain Court or in patient rooms. For example, Patient Business Services can be reached by dialing 4910.