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While You Are Waiting

Waiting Areas

Visitor waiting areas are located across from the visitor elevators on each floor.

  • Main Lobby, main entrance
  • Surgery Waiting Room, located on the 1st floor near the Gift Shop, provides an area where family and friends can wait to speak with your surgeon after an operation. Each weekday, this area is attended by a volunteer who will keep your family informed.
  • Outpatient Lobby, day surgery across from the West Tower
  • North Lobby, visitor north entrance. Live piano performances occur several times each day in the North Lobby for relaxation and enjoyment.

Waiting Areas Map

Around the Medical Center

Information Desk

The first stop your visitors will want to make is at one of the information desks within the medical center. A volunteer will direct visitors to patient rooms or other hospital facilities.

Information Desk Map

Café and Cafeteria

Torrance Memorial has several options for visitor dining. Our Café and Cafeteria, feature dishes with seasonal local organic produce, home-made soups and desserts, heart-healthy fare, and much more, at very reasonable prices.

Cafe and Cafeteria Map

Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop located on the 1st floor of the North Wing of the Main Hospital. It is staffed and operated by members of the Torrance Memorial Volunteer Auxiliary. The Gift Shop offers books, gifts, toiletries and flowers. You are also able to order online or place a phone order by calling 800-906-9909.

Gift Shop Map

Vending Machines and ATM

For your convenience, vending machines and an ATM are located in the Dining Annex, across the hall from Jared's Café, located in the Main Hospital on the 2nd Floor.

Vending Machines and ATM Map

Quiet Room

Available on the 1st floor of the main hospital, near the Gift Shop, and serves as an area for reflection or meditation. Visitors are welcome at any time.

Quiet Room Map

Spiritual Care

The chaplain is available for non-denominational spiritual support and consultation during your stay at the medical center. Call 310-325-9110 ext. 6694, from Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Your own clergyman is also welcome to visit with you at any time.

Health Resource and Retail Center

Visit HealthLinks, a centralized location for finding health-related information, products and services. Located in the West Tower on the 1st floor.

HealthLinks Map

Mothers' Room

Torrance Memorial has a Lactation Center with two private mothers' rooms. Located in HealthLinks on the 1st floor in the West Tower.

Campus Map

Blood Donor Center

If you are interested in making a blood donation, please make an appointment with the Blood Donor Center at 310-517-4647 from Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 PM - 3:30 PM and Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Located on the 2nd floor of the Outpatient Center.

Blood Donor Center Map

Cancer Resource Center

Receive free consultations and information about a cancer diagnosis from an oncology nurse at the Cancer Resource Center. This valuable service helps patients and families navigate the hospital and healthcare system. Located on the 1st floor in the West Tower or call 310-517-4665 for information.

Cancer Resource Center Map


If need visit our pharmacy located in the Main Hospital on the 1st floor near the main entrance of the medical center from Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM and Saturday - Sunday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Pharmacy Map