The right care at the right place.

We know having a sick child is scary and understanding where to go for care can be confusing. CHOC has two emergency departments, multiple urgent care sites and a network of primary care locations throughout Orange County. Learn which location is best for your child and what to expect before heading to the hospital.

At CHOC, Long Live Childhood is our mantra. It is our rallying cry. We live it. We breathe it. We practice it. Every day. In every way. That’s why we’ve assembled a mighty brigade of pediatric experts, researchers, premier facilities and generous donors dedicated to giving kids the best chance of growing into healthy and happy adults.

A World-Class Destination for Children’s Health

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We know you are the ultimate protector of your children’s health. That’s why we partner with you to help you keep them healthy.

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By choosing world-class healthcare experts, your kids receive treatments & services in facilities designed especially for them.

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Mental health is just as important as physical health. We are leading the charge to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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We have more than 500 research studies in more than 30 specialties to provide your child with access to leading-edge treatments.

CHOC Health Topics

Dr. Wyman Lai, CHOC cardiologist, and Aubrey at a recent appointment at CHOC

AAOCA, a rare heart condition, caused young athlete Aubrey to suffer from cardiac arrest during exercise. But with expert care from CHOC, she’s back on the field.

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A CHOC expert helps parents start conversations with kids and teens that may be having thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

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Although many adults can receive proper nutrition from vegan and vegetarian diets, are they safe for kids? A CHOC dietitian weighs in.

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