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Visiting City of Hope - Duarte

Situated just northeast of Los Angeles, City of Hope combines the best science and the most innovative and highly compassionate patient care. Here, stretched across more than 100 acres in the City of Duarte, lushly landscaped gardens with more than 2,000 types of roses surround state-of-the-art facilities, including Helford Clinical Research Hospital.

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000
626-256-HOPE (4673)
800-826-HOPE (4673)
http://www.cityofhope.org/
 
 
 
    
 
Download the campus maps
 
 
 
This guide is designed to help you take advantage of all that is offered at City of Hope. It includes Inpatient and Outpatient locations, dining options as well as the gardens and meditative areas on campus.
Parking

Patients and visitors may park in Lot A. Valet parking is available at the main entrance and at Helford Clinical Research Hospital.  Tram service is also available at designated locations Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Visiting Hours

General visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Primary visitors,” typically close family and friends, may receive wrist bands allowing 24-hour visitation.  All visitors must check in at the Guest Services Desk before each visit to receive a badge for the day. Some visiting restrictions apply to children under five years of age. Please see Visitation Guidelines for more information.
 
Floral Arrangement, Plants and Balloons

We understand the desire to lift a patient’s spirits with balloons, flowers or plants. However, for the health and safety of everyone concerned – patients, family members and staff – some items are restricted. Please see Visitation Guidelines for more information.
 
Food Service

City of Hope’s main campus offers several convenient options for light dining. 
 
  • Le Bistro (Helford Hospital, first floor) - Le Bistro offers salads, panini sandwiches, pizza, and an assortment of beverages, including lattes and soft drinks. Open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
     
  • Brawerman Coffee Cart (Geri and Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center) - The coffee cart serves an assortment of beverages, quick snacks, salads and sandwiches. Open weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     
  • Crossroads Café (South of Brawerman and southeast of Helford Hospital) - The café is open to the public and serves a variety of hot entrees, handmade sandwiches, fresh-tossed salads, snacks and beverages, and has a full service grill. Heart-healthy items are featured daily. The café is open weekdays only, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     
  • Java and Juice (Beckman building, first floor) - Java and Juice offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks, a yogurt bar, Starbucks specialty drinks, Tazo ice teas, freshly squeezed juices and freshly baked pastries. Open weekdays only, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
     
Local Hotels and Motels
 
City of Hope has negotiated discounted rates for patients and guests who require overnight accommodation near our campus.  When making your reservation, mention City of Hope in order to take advantage of this discount.  Please see our listing of  local hotels and motels for more information.
 
Local Services and Attractions
 
For your convenience, please see  Local Services and Attractions  for a listing of nearby restaurants, shopping, and other locations.
 
Smoking Policy
 
For the safety and health of patients, visitors and staff, smoking is not allowed on the City of Hope campus, inside or outside.
 

Duarte - Main Campus

Visiting City of Hope - Duarte

Situated just northeast of Los Angeles, City of Hope combines the best science and the most innovative and highly compassionate patient care. Here, stretched across more than 100 acres in the City of Duarte, lushly landscaped gardens with more than 2,000 types of roses surround state-of-the-art facilities, including Helford Clinical Research Hospital.

1500 East Duarte Road
Duarte, CA 91010-3000
626-256-HOPE (4673)
800-826-HOPE (4673)
http://www.cityofhope.org/
 
 
 
    
 
Download the campus maps
 
 
 
This guide is designed to help you take advantage of all that is offered at City of Hope. It includes Inpatient and Outpatient locations, dining options as well as the gardens and meditative areas on campus.
Parking

Patients and visitors may park in Lot A. Valet parking is available at the main entrance and at Helford Clinical Research Hospital.  Tram service is also available at designated locations Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 
Visiting Hours

General visiting hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Primary visitors,” typically close family and friends, may receive wrist bands allowing 24-hour visitation.  All visitors must check in at the Guest Services Desk before each visit to receive a badge for the day. Some visiting restrictions apply to children under five years of age. Please see Visitation Guidelines for more information.
 
Floral Arrangement, Plants and Balloons

We understand the desire to lift a patient’s spirits with balloons, flowers or plants. However, for the health and safety of everyone concerned – patients, family members and staff – some items are restricted. Please see Visitation Guidelines for more information.
 
Food Service

City of Hope’s main campus offers several convenient options for light dining. 
 
  • Le Bistro (Helford Hospital, first floor) - Le Bistro offers salads, panini sandwiches, pizza, and an assortment of beverages, including lattes and soft drinks. Open every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
     
  • Brawerman Coffee Cart (Geri and Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center) - The coffee cart serves an assortment of beverages, quick snacks, salads and sandwiches. Open weekdays, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
     
  • Crossroads Café (South of Brawerman and southeast of Helford Hospital) - The café is open to the public and serves a variety of hot entrees, handmade sandwiches, fresh-tossed salads, snacks and beverages, and has a full service grill. Heart-healthy items are featured daily. The café is open weekdays only, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
     
  • Java and Juice (Beckman building, first floor) - Java and Juice offers a selection of sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks, a yogurt bar, Starbucks specialty drinks, Tazo ice teas, freshly squeezed juices and freshly baked pastries. Open weekdays only, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
     
Local Hotels and Motels
 
City of Hope has negotiated discounted rates for patients and guests who require overnight accommodation near our campus.  When making your reservation, mention City of Hope in order to take advantage of this discount.  Please see our listing of  local hotels and motels for more information.
 
Local Services and Attractions
 
For your convenience, please see  Local Services and Attractions  for a listing of nearby restaurants, shopping, and other locations.
 
Smoking Policy
 
For the safety and health of patients, visitors and staff, smoking is not allowed on the City of Hope campus, inside or outside.
 
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