House Officers Lounge

Details on the HO Lounge located in Univeristy Hospital, and how to get access.

The House Officer's Lounge is a bargained-for space included in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement. Originally it was designed as a space where House Officers could gather and relax, watch television, grab a cup of coffee, and discuss issues of interest—including patient care—in a secure environment.

Today, the lounge has morphed into a multi-functional space with 12 computer workstations (each with a phone), 2 LaserJet printers, break tables, a hot beverage station, a television, a massage chair, and couches. The lounge is a lunch and break destination for many House Officers. It is typically frequented by House Officers assigned to consult services.

The "HO Lounge," as it's referred to by many, doesn't replace your team rooms or the responsibility the University has, through your program, to provide you with adequate resources. The House Officers Association manages the lounge and generally maintains the space. Although we receive funding through hospital operations for printing supplies, all other financial support of the space is paid for with house officer dues.


Room UH 2 F210, located in the exit hallway of the UH Cafe, across from Einstein Bros. Bagels. 


The HO Lounge is for the exclusive use of HOA members. This excludes medical students, who do not have access to the space. However, for educational purposes, from time to time, medical students will be allowed in the space when accompanied by a House Officer.

If you are a dues-paying member of the HOA and your M-card is not opening the door, please let us know so we can have your access corrected.


The following may be available in the House Officer Lounge:

  • Coffee Station: Tea, Coffee, Espresso, Cafe Latte, Cappucino, Hot Chocolate, Sweetener, Creamer, etc.
  • Candy & Mints
  • Personal Hygiene: Toothbrushes, Glasses Wipes, Tampons & Pads, OTC Pain Meds, Tissue
  • HOA Pens, Lanyards, and other SWAG

Supplies are coordinated through the HOA on a weekly basis. Unavailability of products, consumption of products, budget limitations, and varied delivery schedules may result in not having whatever you are looking for.

Phone Quick Charge Station

The HOA maintains a phone charging station in the House Officer Lounge. Please see the Phone Charger FAQ for more information.


The HOA maintains a fridge in the House Officer Lounge. Please see the rules for the HO Lounge fridge

Lost and Found

Items left unattended in the lounge will be taken to the "Lost and Found" on the 1st floor of UH after 2 or 3 days.  Please, DO NOT leave medical supplies in the HO Lounge.  Environmental Services will not maintain the space when this occurs.