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Healthy Eating

The Food & Nutrition Department at Olympia Medical Center offers a variety of meal choices to meet different medical needs and to please patient palates. We offer a variety of food preferences for our ethnically diverse patients, including Kosher Meals.


Once you are admitted to the hospital, you will receive a menu from which you can choose your meals for the next day. A member of the nutrition services staff will pick up your menu choices later in the day. When your menu is collected, please tell the nutrition services technician if you have personal food preferences or any food allergies. Special care is taken to ensure that your food preferences are honored, within the scope of the physician’s diet order.


After you are admitted to the hospital, your physician will write a diet order to meet your individual nutritional and medical needs. If your physician orders a special diet for you, your menu will have a brief explanation of that diet, example; Low sodium means ‘no added salt’.  If you wish to discuss your diet in greater detail or to learn more about it, please contact our Clinical Dietitians at ext. 5264 from your room or 323-932-5264 from an outside line.


Your meals will be served on the following schedule. Please note that tests or procedures for which you are scheduled may make it necessary to delay your meal.


Breakfast           7.00 am – 8.30 am

Lunch               11.30 am – 1.00 pm

Dinner                4.30 pm – 6.00 pm


Afternoon Tea Cart

A member of the Food & Nutrition Department brings a Tea Cart to all patient units on Monday- Friday between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm to offer a variety of hot beverages such as coffee, tea and herbal tea to our patients and family/visitors. Note: Some patients that are on restricted diets may be excluded from this service.


Additional beverages and snacks for patients are available from the Food & Nutrition Department between 7.00 am – 6.30 pm, and from the nursing station between
6.30 pm – 7.00 am.


Meals for Visitors

For friends or family members, Olympia Medical Center has a Guest Meal service program available for a small price.  To order a guest tray, please call the Nutrition Department at ext. 5265 from your room phone or 323-932-5265 from an outside line.


Café Olympia

Visitors are welcome to enjoy meals at Café Olympia, located on the first floor.  The menu includes reasonably priced hot meals, a full salad bar, snacks, desserts, and beverages including sodas, juices, and coffee. We also offer discounted meals for seniors.


Breakfast            7.00 am – 8.30 am

Lunch               11.00 am – 2.00 pm


Additional snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day from vending machines located in the Café.


Cafe 5901

Open from 6:30 am -5:00 pm at the entrance of the Olympia Medical Plaza across from the hospital on Olympic Boulevard. Gourmet salads and sandwiches and specialty drinks. Call ahead at 323-215-3000.



Olympia Medical Center is an Alecto Healthcare Hospital. Our 204-bed acute care medical/surgical facility, provides award-winning inpatient and outpatient diagnostic, medical and surgical services to our communities.