Auburn Medical Center

Patient and Visitor Information For information, call 253-833-7711

Food and Nutrition

Dietary Services
Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. MultiCare Auburn Medical Center provides nutritious meals. If you are on a special diet prescribed by your doctor, you will receive menus tailored to your specific needs.

Patients are served breakfast between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and dinner between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Occasionally, your meal may be delayed when you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, you will be served after your examination or test.

Your breakfast tray will include a menu from which you can order your meals for the next day. Please mark your menu so it will be ready for pickup. If you have difficulty making menu selections, a member of the Dietary Department will be happy to help you. Call 253-545-2430 for assistance.

An alternate menu is available for your reference if the menu does not meet your needs. Please call the Dietary Department at 253-545-2430 to receive a copy of the alternate menu.

If a family member or friend wants to eat in your room with you, the person may go to the cafeteria, buy a meal there, and take it back to your room. If the person does not want to go to the cafeteria, a guest meal tray can be ordered. Please let your nurse know if a guest tray is desired. Charges for this service will be added to your hospital bill.

Cafeteria
The Checkers Cafeteria, on the east side of MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, is open Monday-Friday for breakfast 7:30- 10 a.m., for lunch 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. and for dinner 4:30- 6:30 p.m. Open weekends 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. for lunch only.

Vending Machines
Vending machines for snacks and beverages are located adjacent to the main lobby on the west side of the hospital. They are available 24 hours a day.