The Bannister Family House is available to family members and support persons of patients at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest and Thornton Hospital in La Jolla (one room per family). Guests must live at least 65 miles from the hospitals, and they must stay a minimum of three nights.
There are no medical services provided at the House. In some cases, a person who has been discharged but still needs to be near the hospital may move into the House with a caregiver, if space permits.
Priority is given to life-threatening circumstances as opposed to procedural surgeries and diagnostic testing. Consideration is also given based on financial need.
Although subject to change, the nightly rate for a one-bed room (sleeps a maximum of three people, including babies and children) is $30 per night. Two-bed rooms (sleep a maximum of five people, including children and babies) are $40 per night. Third-party payers may be charged at a higher rate than the family rate.
Bannister Family House Hospitality Suites
The Bannister Family House has partnered with ARCH and Moores Cancer Center to provide two two-bedroom apartment Hospitality Suites located in La Jolla. Currently, these suites are being offered to accommodate the needs of UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center only.
The two-bedroom, fully furnished Hospitality Suites include one bedroom with a full-size bed, one bedroom with a queen-sized bed, a full kitchen and a dining and living room area. They are conveniently located across the road to the right of Moores Cancer Center at the UC San Diego North Mesa Apartments.
The fee is $50.00 per night with a minimum stay of five nights.
Requesting a Hospitality Suite is done by a referral process. All referrals must be completed by the social workers at Moores Cancer Center. Referrals are then placed on a wait list and the families will be contacted by the BFH staff regarding their status and room availability. The same BFH guidelines apply to the Hospitality Suites.
For referral information, contact the Care Coordination Department at 619-543-5730 or call the Bannister Family House at 619-543-7977.