The CHOC Children’s Difference
Children are not tiny adults and have very specific health care needs. From our equipment to the facilities to the décor, the Emergency Department is designed to meet the needs of children of all ages—from the tiniest newborns to adolescents and teens. Creating an inviting, serene, healing environment for all patients is a top priority for all of our associates. Additionally, we are proud to offer our Emergency Department patients and families the assistance of a child life specialist and special tricks and medical interventions used to make emergency visits to CHOC less painful. Learn more about how CHOC strives to provide an “ouchless” Emergency Department experience.
At CHOC Children’s, we believe in patient- and family-centered care. That means whenever we are treating a child, his or her feelings, emotions and future well-being are a top priority. In addition, family members may stay with the child at all times while in the Emergency Department and help make decisions regarding the child’s care and treatment along the way.
Convenient and Family Friendly
At CHOC Children’s, we understand that life with kids can be hectic and strive to make our services convenient for families. Located off the 5 and 22 freeways, the Emergency Department provides a streamlined process for moving children through the triage process quickly and efficiently. Each exam room is designed to be spacious and accommodate strollers and other children who often accompany their siblings on emergency visits to the hospital.
In addition to providing families the room and speedy service they need, the Emergency Department provides many of the services patients may need without having to leave the unit. Most blood draws and tests can be done at the patient’s bedside, and X-ray equipment is available in the unit as well.
Should a child need an MRI, CT scan or surgery, each of these services is located within steps of the Emergency Department for the convenience of our families and in order to provide our patients the fastest service possible.