Patient Guides and Resources
Liver Cancer Patient Information
Nearby Lodging / Travel
Patients who are undergoing treatment may have to remain close to the hospital because of special medical care needs. Some patients who live more than 65 miles from Keck Hospital of USC may have to take up temporary residence in this area. The social worker will be able to assist you in finding a place to live in the Los Angeles area. If you are accepted to the program, please discuss your housing needs as early as possible. Many treatment centers have short-term housing possibilities or discount arrangements with nearby motels and hotels.
The extra expenses of treatment or substantial loss of family income may make it difficult for families to meet their mortgage or rent payments in a timely manner. To maintain a good credit rating, it is important to communicate with creditors or landlords to discuss your particular situation and to make special arrangements. Family, friends, or church members may provide temporary help if they are made aware of the problem. We encourage patients to discuss their situation with the team social worker who may know of special resources.
Assistance with the cost of basic charges for telephone service may be available for recipients of public assistance, such as AFDC, Medicaid, or other programs. Speak with the eligibility worker in your county department of social services or welfare for more information. Families that have difficulty controlling long-distance charges may wish to consider purchase of prepaid calling cards.
Keck Hospital of USC Concierge Services
Located in the Main Lobby, our Concierge Desk is staffed by professionals who are available to serve patients, their families and the hospital staff. In addition to providing information about the hospital, our Concierge can offer you access to a variety of services to help make the stay of patients and their families as comfortable as possible.
Below is a list of services for which the Concierge can make arrangements on behalf of a patient or a patient's family at the patient's or family's expense.
- Hotel / Long-Term Housing Reservations
- Transportation Arrangements (from hotel, airport or train station to and from the hospital)
- Car Rental and Lease
- Shuttle Service
- Airline Reservations
- Aircraft Rental and Charter
- Notary Services
- Pre-Paid Calling Cards
- Hairdresser / Manicurist
- Spa Appointments
- Dry Cleaning and Laundry Pick-up and Delivery
- Evening Apparel/Gown/Tuxedo Rentals
- Referrals & Reservations
- Take-Out and Delivery Menus
Gift Arrangement and Delivery
- Gift Baskets
Shopping, Recreation and Entertainment
- Tickets & Reservations
- Discounted Movie Tickets
- Tickets to Concerts, Sports Events and Theater
- Museums and Galleries
- Shopping Information
- Helicopter and Yacht-sightseeing and Charter
- Knotts Berry Farm
- Universal Studios
- Sea World
- TV Shows
- Los Angeles Zoo, and more
- Fitness Club Information
- Golf Course Information and Tee Time
- Rental Services for Cellular Telephone and Fax
- Event Planning
- Meeting Site Selection
- Music and Entertainment
- Relocation Services
To access these services, you may call the Concierge Desk at (323) 442-8787, visit the desk in our lobby, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Concierge Desk is open from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.
For more information, please visit the Keck Hospital of USC Concierge Services web page.