Frequently Asked Questions

Please call 1-800-CEDARS-1 (1-800-233-2771) to make an appointment with a Cedars-Sinai physician.

Our Physician Referral Program connects you to a Cedars-Sinai physician who most appropriately meets your healthcare needs. The search criteria you enter will be matched with up to three physician names from which you may select. To further aid in your selection, we provide contact information along with educational and medical training background, and length of time in practice for each physician.

At Cedars-Sinai Health System, we believe world-class healthcare should be accessible to everyone. That's why we accept most insurance plans, including private insurance, HMOs, Medicare and Medi-Cal. Visit the insurance plan page for more information.

Our medical and administrative staff come from all over the over the world, as do the people who live in the neighborhoods around the hospital. Dozens of languages are spoken in our offices, patient rooms, hallways and sidewalks. It gives us a unique, multicultural personality. The medical center has access to interpreters for at least 45 languages.

Locations and directions will help you navigate your way to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and, once you're here, to help you get around the medical center. Parking information is provided. Feel free to stop any person wearing a Cedars-Sinai badge to ask for directions to your destination.

A partial list of hotels and motels is provided to assist you in making lodging arrangements. Be sure to mention Cedars-Sinai when you inquire as to rates—some facilities may give Cedars-Sinai patients a preferred rate. Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any establishment or service.

In addition to the in-hospital dining options on the medical center campus, the area immediately surrounding the medical center is rich with restaurants. Kosher and halal restaurant information is provided. Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any establishment or service.

The area around Cedars-Sinai has plenty of shopping and service options. Most of these businesses are in close proximity to the medical center. Information about leisure activities, including parks and local attractions, also is available.Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any establishment or service.

Information is available about airports, airport shuttle services, bus transportation, taxi services and automobile rental. Cedars-Sinai does not endorse any establishment or service.

Cedars-Sinai offers Spiritual Care Services to patients and their loved ones. Often during the course of serious illnesses, patients and their families and friends can be caught up in a bewildering schedule of medications, treatments, doctor visits, surgeries and tests. Sometimes end-of-life issues must be confronted. At Cedars-Sinai, we understand that healing involves the whole person — body, mind, spirit and soul.

Our chapel, located on the Plaza Level between the North and South Tower, is open to persons of all faiths 24 hours a day.

Smoking is not permitted anywhere on campus, including sidewalks, parking structures and inside vehicles whether parked or driving through campus. This is part of ongoing efforts to ensure a healthy environment for our patients, visitors and employees.

Patients who smoke should discuss how to manage withdrawal symptoms and/or quit smoking with their physician.

There are designated waiting areas on each floor of the hospital. These areas are most commonly found in the middle corridor between the North and South Towers. The outside courtyard on the Plaza Level provides benches. Also, there is a comfortable seating area in the main lobby of the South Tower, Plaza Level, just outside of the Helping Hand Gift Shop.

Cell phones are generally allowed in the waiting areas located in the middle corridor between the North and South Towers. It is suggested that you check with the main desk if you need to use your cellular phone in any patient care areas.