The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH

Exterior photo of the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge.
The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH opened June 1, 2005.
It is located on Center Drive between Old Georgetown Road
and Convent Drive. View Map
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The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH offers a home-like place of respite for families and loved ones of adult patients who are receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center, the nation's premier clinical research hospital. Patients from across the nation and throughout the world visit NIH to participate as partners in medical discovery. Often they are experiencing serious illness and undergoing intensive medical treatments. It's important and necessary for patient families and loved ones to be nearby during these difficult and often stressful times. The Safra Family Lodge provides a home away from home by providing space for solitude, family meetings and supportive fellowship.

The facility includes 34 guest rooms (most have two double beds), including ADA-accessible rooms, a library, a generously-equipped business and telecommuting center, a fitness center, a home-style kitchen, and comfortable social areas. There are two fully-equipped laundry rooms for guests to use. Service animals are welcome throughout the facility and the grounds. Please contact the Clinical Center Animal Program Director, Lisa G. Portnoy, DVM, DACLAM, at 301-451-5304 or with questions regarding service animals.

Just steps away from the NIH Clinical Center, the Safra Family Lodge was designed as an early 1900 English Arts and Crafts manor. Surrounding gardens offer a spacious patio, quiet walking paths and serene seating areas.