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The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at NIH

Safra Family Lodge Referrals and Contacts

For more information on The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge, including details on referrals and use of the facility, call 301-496-6500 or email Ila Flannigan is executive director and Vivian Blair serves as general manager of the Safra Family Lodge.

Guests must be referred by the Institute/Center conducting the patient’s clinical research study.


  • Must be a family member, caregiver, or loved one supporting an adult patient at the NIH Clinical Center. Under special circumstances, adult patients may be Lodge guests.
  • Must live more than 50 miles from the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Must be over 18 years of age (unless accompanied by an adult).
  • May stay up to 27 consecutive nights

Registration priority

The following are the registration priority guidelines:

  1. Guests of inpatients in intensive care

  2. Guests of inpatients who are receiving palliative or end-of-life care

  3. Guests of inpatients who are undergoing inpatient surgery or who are admitted for a length of stay of equal to or greater than one week

  4. Discharged inpatients transitioning to home (and their guests)

  5. Outpatients

Please send letters and/or packages for Lodge guests to the following address:

Guest Name
c/o The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
65 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

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This page last updated on 01/03/2023

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