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Visitor Information

Please note: Visitor Restrictions are in effect Jan. 9, 2017 – March 31, 2017. Learn more

Visiting Hours

Parents may visit 24 hours a day. Other adults and children may visit between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Check with your nurse on the specialty areas such as PICU, NICU, and CVICU for more specific guidelines. All visitors must sign in and obtain a pass at the Information Desk in the main lobby on the first floor. Parents are given a yellow armband to wear, which must be worn and visible. Visitors are given a pass which also must be worn and visible. Anyone who is ill or has been exposed to a contagious disease is not allowed to visit.

Directions and Parking

CHOC families and visitors check in at the Bill Holmes Tower entrance located on Pepper Street (near the intersection of Pepper and La Veta). Follow the “red carpet” to the parking structure and follow the signs to reach our front entrance. Click here for more maps and information about our main campus in Orange. Learn about the rates for CHOC’s patient and visitor parking structure.

Gift Shop

The CHOC Children’s Gift Shop is proud to offer a wide variety of merchandise for our patients, visitors and staff. The CHOC Children’s Gift Shop will gladly take phone orders for items to deliver to any CHOC patient.  Just call 714-509-8668. Learn more about what you’ll find in our Gift Shop.

Amenities for Visitors

Many of the features and amenities built for our patients and families are also available to our guests. Learn more about places to eat, things to do and other area resources around the CHOC campus.

Smoke Free Campus

Please note: In an effort to create the healthiest environment in which to deliver pediatric care, CHOC is implementing a non-smoking policy on our campus and all offsite locations. Smoking will not be permitted for employees, patients, medical staff, students, volunteers, contracted personnel and vendors, on any property operated by CHOC, including within personal vehicles parked on CHOC property. A small, designated smoking area, located on the North East corner of the CHOC North building, will be available and limited to patients’ parents and family members only. Please ask your nurse for directions to this area. Thank you for your cooperation and support in our commitment to provide the safest, most advanced care for children.

Limited Visitors Jan. 9, 2017 – March 31, 2017

Due to an increase of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and for the safety of our patients, families and staff, CHOC Children’s Hospital will be implementing limited visitors from Jan. 9 to March 31 (these dates may change due to early or late circulation of virus). Please note:

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause, and appreciate your partnership in helping us to protect all of the children and families we serve. If you have any questions, please speak to your CHOC nurse or physician.

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