Special Visits

Special visits provide a welcome diversion and wonderful fun for our patients.

Still, we never forget that our children are patients first – and special visits are carefully screened and limited, ranging from professional athletic teams and professional theater groups to professional costume characters, such as Legoland’s Bob the Builder, Comic-Con’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SeaWorld’s Penny and Pete the Penguin, and characters from the Zoological Society of San Diego.

Requests for Special Visits

Although we know that those requesting special visits all have a heart for children, we know that you’ll understand that we cannot fulfill most of the requests we receive.

Special visit requests are reviewed upon receipt and are responded to within three to four business days. All requests must be submitted eight to 10 weeks in advance of the proposed visit -- no exceptions.

Please review our Special Visit Guidelines here.

To request a Special Visit, please contact us at 858-966-7878 or visits@rchsd.org.