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CHOC now has primary care locations in Orange County, near you.
CHOC Children’s offers 14 primary care health centers that provide general medical care for babies, children, adolescents and young adults. Learn more about CHOC Children's Primary Care
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A Premier Destination for Children's Health

Since our founding, CHOC Children’s has been meeting the needs of children and families with first-class care and state-of-the-art facilities. CHOC has emerged as an extensive healthcare system, featuring a main hospital in the city of Orange, a second hospital in Mission Viejo, 14 primary care health centers, and multiple community clinics and mobile health vans — ensuring that every child in Orange County has access to outstanding care.


Stomach Flu or Appendicitis?
Appendicitis, sometimes mistaken by parents as a bad stomachache, can be difficult to diagnose in younger children, who can’t adequately describe pain.

Is Your Child’s Headache Cause for Concern?
Learn what you can do to keep headaches at bay and what types of headache warrant a trip to the emergency department.

Shouldn’t Everyone Just Go Gluten Free?
Many people assume that since gluten can have such strong negative effects on some of us, that it would be safer if we all just avoided gluten. Wrong. Learn why.

Our Stories

Michelle's Story
Before she was born, Michelle was diagnosed with microcephaly and encephalocele. Her parents weren't sure if she would survive. Today, she's thriving.

Sydney's Story
In her own words: A teen cancer patient at CHOC shares her journey.

How a Bone Marrow Transplant Saved My Life
Meet six CHOC Children’s patients who have benefited from a bone marrow transplant.

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine