About the Bannister Family House

Bannister Family HouseThe Bannister Family House's mission is to provide a home away from home for families of patients undergoing long-term care at UC San Diego Health. 

Bannister Family House provides comfortable and affordable housing in Hillcrest and La Jolla. Since Bannister Family House opened on May 11, 1994, over 5,000 families from around the world have stayed with us.

Staying at Bannister Family House

To stay with us, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a family (or friend) of a patient receiving care at UC San Diego Health.
  • Live at least 65 miles away from our hospitals.
  • Have a referral from your patient's social worker.
  • See complete eligibility guidelines and room rates.

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Bannister Family House History and Mission

The late Ralph Bannister's generous donation enabled UC San Diego Health to construct Bannister Family House. The house is named in memory of his late wife, Stella, and his late daughter, Joann.  

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.  Tax ID #95-2872494

Bannister Family House is a member of the Healthcare Hospitality Network



For a referral to Bannister Family House, talk to the patient's social worker.


Physical Location 
406 Dickinson Street
San Diego, CA 92103 
Directions and Parking

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

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