VNS

Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service

for Los Angeles County

818.507.7540

Arranging help

How the service works

To arrange for help from one of our Christian Science nurses, please call 818.507.7540 at any time. This is a direct line to our Christian Science nurses. (Contact via our Email Page is not for arranging Christian Science nursing assistance. Christian Science nurses need to talk directly with callers at all times.)

Available 24/7

Our Christian Science nurses are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. You can call at any time — even in the middle of the night on a Saturday!

Please note: The Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service does not make appointments. Calls are prioritized by need and area except when an emergency takes priority over other calls.

Duration and frequency

A home visit by one of our Christian Science nurses has a maximum duration of 2 hours.

A Christian Science nurse can come daily if needed, but most visits are not more frequent than once or twice per week.

Who can call for a Christian Science nurse

Anyone relying solely on Christian Science for healing can call for help; for example, new moms, adolescents (sports injuries, etc.), professionals, family members, practitioners, neighbors, branch church care committees. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A BRANCH CHURCH MEMBER.

Prerequisite conditions

Christian Scientists wishing to use the Service must be working with a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner, and they must live in Los Angeles County. They must also be relying solely on Christian Science for healing, and not having medical treatment of any kind, either for the condition to be addressed by the Christian Science nurse, or for any other condition.

Additional information

When requested, the Visiting Christian Science Nursing Service can provide telephone numbers for arranging longer term care, or for emergency medical transport.

Charges

Although no charge is made for the visit, the Christian Science nurse does leave an envelope stating the cost of the visit, so that those who wish to contribute may do so to the degree they are able.
Patients are expected to pay for supplies used during the visit, such as bandages.