Profile for Patients
Since 1964, CHOC Children's has been committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children in Orange County and beyond. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, our regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 238-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, over 100 additional programs and services, and a pediatric residency program. CHOC is proud to offer four centers of excellence—The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedic Institutes, and the Hyundai Cancer Institute. We are the fastest-growing children’s hospital in California, based on admissions.
CHOC Children’s earned the Silver Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC is the first children’s hospital in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
Opening a New Era
CHOC’s new patient care tower will open its doors in 2013—featuring leading design and safety principles. This state-of-the-art, seven-story building will add over 425,000 square feet of space on our main hospital campus in the City of Orange. The new space will make Orange County one of the medically safest and healthiest places for children in the country.
Most importantly, it will be a place where sick kids and their families find serenity, hope for healing, and people who understand their unique needs.
Our mission is to nurture, advance and protect the health and well being of children. Over two million children across four counties count on CHOC to be here when they need us most.
Find a Physician
CHOC’s multidisciplinary team of medical professionals and experts provide premier pediatric care. This collaborative approach improves the flow of communication and expedites the processes of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
Programs & Services
We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality, family-centered primary and specialty care to children. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of programs and services to children and families in our region.
Prepare for a Visit
Whether it’s an inpatient stay or an outpatient visit, we work closely with patients and families to create a warm, compassionate environment. “Hello Hospital” helps children and parents learn what to expect when at CHOC for a procedure or surgery.
Our patients benefit from leading-edge research and access to the latest protocols. Our COG Phase 1 clinical trial designation makes us the only facility in the Southwest—and one of only 21 in North AmericaZ—offering these experimental treatments.
Billing & Insurance
We know that medical bills can be confusing. In an effort to simplify matters, we assist our patient families with insurance verification and identification of prior authorization requirements, deductibles and copayments.