For inpatient
admission or
assistance, call:

(415) 379-2224
8 AM – 5 PM

(415) 379-2215
5 PM – 8 AM


Eligibility for Sheltered Care Program

Individuals who are fully relying on Christian Science with an expectancy of healing, and who would benefit from being in a supportive environment, are welcome to apply for our Sheltered Care program.

SC Admissions

Requirements for Sheltered Care Program

Each Sheltered Care guest is

  • a member of The Mother Church and/or a Journal-listed Christian Science branch church.
  • in regular contact with a Christian Science practitioner to support his or her spiritual growth.

Sheltered Care Program Trial Period

Prior to acceptance into the Sheltered Care Program, each potential guest is required to come to Arden Wood for a two-week stay to ensure the fit between the guest and Arden Wood. Arden Wood will provide a modestly furnished room, preferably the room of the guest’s choice, based upon availability. During this time, the staff will assess the guest’s care needs in order to ensure the appropriate care level and rate for services. After the successful completion of the trial period, arrangements will be made for the guest to move their belongings into their own room.

Trial Period Cost

The two-week trial period is charged at the base rate.


To apply for admission, please call Lesleah De Frisco, the Director of Christian Science Nursing:
(415) 379-2224 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM, M–F
Or email us here