About the Bannister Family House

Physical Address

406 Dickinson Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone: 619-543-7977
Fax: 619-543-7937

Mailing Address

200 W. Arbor Drive, #8961
San Diego, CA 92103-8961

Bannister House

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The Bannsiter Family House's mission is to provide affordable lodging and supportive services for out of town families of patients who are in critical or long-term care at UC San Diego Health in Hillcrest or La Jolla due to serious injury or illness.


The late Ralph Bannister's generous donation enabled UC San Diego Health to construct the Bannister Family House. The House is named in memory of his late wife, Stella, and his late daughter, Joann. Since its opening on May 11, 1994, over 5,000 families from all over the world have enjoyed the comforts of "a home away from home" at the House.

All of the comforts of home are provided at the Bannister Family House…a place to sleep, to rest during the day, prepare meals, launder clothes and a place where children can lead relatively normal daily lives. By keeping family units together, we hope the caregiver, and thier patient, may find the strength and spirit to move forward.


The Bannister Family House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that relies heavily on donations from individuals, community organizations and businesses to ensure that it remains a haven of comfort for families facing severe medical crises.

Bannister Family House is a member of the National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses.