Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics
1000 W. Carson St.
Torrance, CA 90502
Phone: (310) 222-2301
As there is currently a lot of construction in progress on campus, please plan your visit accordingly. For applicants and visitors, we suggest that you park in the lot on 220th street. The hospital entrances are marked by arrows on this PDF of the campus. Updated 2/2012
An Ideal Southern California Location...
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center is situated near the San Diego (405) and Harbor (110) freeways. San Diego is a two-hour drive south, and downtown Los Angeles is a half-hour drive north. Beaches are 15 minutes from the hospital. Ski resorts are less than three hours away. San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Monterey-Carmel are close enough for weekend excursions. Ensenada and other Mexican resort towns along the Baja coast are other weekend destinations.
Most Harbor-UCLA residents choose to live in one of the beach cities close to the hospital. These include the City of Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, or San Pedro. These communities have many rental houses and apartments in communities that offer outdoor beach sports, theatres, music, restaurants and nightclubs.
Art, Culture, Music, Sports, Eduction...This is the place!
Los Angeles and Orange county are home to many major professional baseball, basketball, soccer and hockey teams such as the Lakers and the Dodgers. UCLA and USC offer exciting university sports activities. In addition, there are more than 20 universities and colleges in metropolitan Los Angeles. The UCLA Westwood campus and adjacent neighborhoods are favorites for those who enjoy exceptional restaurants, cinema and theatre.
Some of the finest museums on the West Coast are in the greater Los Angeles area. Within an hour you can visit The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Getty, the Norton Simon Museum, The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Redcat Theater at Disney Concert Hall. The Music Center in Los Angeles is a major complex of theatres including the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, offering impressive theatre, opera, symphony and ballet performances.
It's no secret that Los Angeles is a Mecca for world class performing arts. The Center Theatre Group offers some of the finest theatre on the West Coast - this includes the Ahmanson Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, and the Kirk Douglas Theatre. At UCLA, the Geffen Playhouse and UCLA Live are critically acclaimed venues for music, dance, and theatre performances. The Greek Theatre and Hollywood Bowl are two of the most historic Hollywood music venues, famous for their outdoor cultural performances, featuring the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra and world class entertainers. LA Live is an amazing new entertainment complex in downtown Los Angeles, featuring the Nokia Theatre, the Staples Center, Club Nokia and many other attractions.
There are too many film festivals and historic movie theatres to list as Hollywood is a stone's throw away. The AFI Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival draw cinephiles from around the world every year. The American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre, the Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Disney's El Capitan Theatre, and the Kodak Theatre (home to the Oscars) are just a few of Hollywood's legendary movie theatres.