Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns
Sharp Mary Birch Visitor Information
Whether you're visiting a loved one or here as a patient, we can help. What would you like to do?
- Get driving and parking directions
- Contact or visit a patient
- Eat at the cafeteria
- Buy a gift
- Send an e-card
- Thank a caregiver
- View guest resource guide (please be sure to disable your browser's pop-up blocker in order to view the guide)
- Prepare for your hospital stay (please be sure to disable your browser's pop-up blocker in order to view the guide)
How to find us.
We are located at:
3003 Health Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92123
If using public transportation, take the 25/120 bus to Health Center Drive and Frost Street.
We also offer free transportation services for non-emergency medical appointments at most Sharp locations.
Contact or visit a patient.
Legal parents/guardians or the designated support person identified before delivery may visit. Additional visitors to the NICU while the legal parents/guardians are not present must be identified beforehand and be over the age of 18.
For the safety of newborns in our care, visitors 12 years or younger must be siblings and immunizations current before entry into the NICU.
To reach a patient's room, call 858-939-3400 and ask for the patient by name or room number.
Each patient may have a support person stay in the patient's room overnight (must be over 18).
Eat with us.
Located on the first floor level of Sharp Memorial Hospital, our Mindful Cafe is available to patients, staff and visitors daily between 6:15 am and 3 am. The cafeteria offers a hot food buffet, made-to-order grill and deli, lunchtime action station, soup and salad bar and Simply to Go items.
Breakfast: 6:15 am to 10 am
Lunch: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Dinner: 4:30 pm to 8 pm
Night Owl: 8 pm to 3 am
The Sharp Memorial coffee cart, Espresso Express, is located in the main lobby and serves Starbucks coffee.
Weekdays: 5:30 am to 8 pm
Weekends: 6:30 am to 5 pm
Vending machines are located next to the cafeteria, in the family lounge on the third floor of Sharp Mary Birch and on the fourth floor of the Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion.
The Sweet Labors Coffee Cart is located in front of Sharp Mary Birch and is open Monday through Friday, from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Guest meal vouchers allow Sharp Mary Birch visitors to order meals with the patient from the in-room menu for delivery directly to the patient's room. Meal vouchers can be purchased in any quantity for $5 each (cash or check only) at the concierge desk on the first floor Monday through Friday, 5 am to 10 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 am to 6 pm. Snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day on the third floor.
Send a patient an e-card.
If your loved one is staying with us, send a personalized e-card to brighten their day. Your message will be printed out and hand-delivered within one to two business days - completely free of charge.
Thank a caregiver.
If you'd like to recognize a physician, nurse or caregiver who made a difference in your or your loved one's experience with Sharp, please take a moment to leave us a message.
Let us help you.
If you aren't finding what you need, please call us at 858-939-3400.
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