Your child’s discharge planning begins right at admission. Our case managers will make all the necessary home care arrangements and help parents/caregivers arrange the next steps. Parents will receive education about taking care of central lines and other vascular access devices. Additionally, the case manager will arrange for a home health care nurse visit or extended visits, depending on patient need. We also make sure that patients have their follow-up appointments already scheduled before they leave the hospital. Prescriptions will be provided before the patient is discharged, and can be filled either at CHOC or a local pharmacy. Parents also receive explicit instructions on signs of possible illness that should be checked such as high fever, chills and vomiting.
Family members are always welcome to call CHOC at any time with medical questions. We have doctors on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week