We offer the only dedicated pediatric health care facility for families in south Orange County.
Inside its doors, you’ll find comprehensive services, individualized care and personal attention for patients ranging from newborns to young adults.
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
CHOC Mission features a 22-bed, Level 3 NICU where we provide critical care for infants. Our neonatal care teams are able to be present during high-risk births at Mission Hospital. Among the full spectrum of neonatal equipment available, CHOC Mission is the first children’s hospital in California to offer the NICVIEW webcam system, allowing families to see real-time, live video of their infant remotely, from anywhere they can log on to the Internet. Learn more about our NICU at Mission Hospital.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
Our pediatric critical care physicians and nurses are fully capable of caring for critically ill or injured children, including those who require heart and lung monitoring or who are recovering from a trauma such as an automobile accident, illness or major surgery.
This 24-bed unit is designed for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.
Mission Hospital’s Emergency Department provides comprehensive care for pediatric medical emergencies and traumatic injuries and illnesses. In collaboration with CHOC, the Emergency Department provides an area just for pediatric patients. The use of special colors, textures and images creates a soothing environment for children, diverting their focus to something fun and familiar rather than their fear of being in a hospital. Children needing hospitalization are admitted directly upstairs to CHOC Mission.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Our state-of-the art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at CHOC Mission is used to evaluate a child’s brain activity and behavioral activity for an extended period of time, in order to make an epilepsy diagnosis. Four private inpatient rooms are equipped with long-term EEG and video monitoring and staffed by registered EEG technologists who monitor patients continuously. Learn more about our long-term video EEG monitoring services.
The Sleep Center at CHOC Mission is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and offers private, comfortable accommodations and the latest technology to conduct routine sleep studies for children who have problems related to sleep. Each of the unit’s three rooms includes custom light control, a fl at-screen TV, a bed for mom or dad, and unique artwork that showcases Southern California beaches to promote a soothing, calm environment. The Sleep Center is staffed by the same qualified team as the CHOC Sleep Disorder Center in Orange, including trained sleep technologists and board-certified pediatric neurologists and pulmonologists. Learn more about having a sleep study at CHOC.
Child Life Services
Child life specialists provide patients and their siblings with age-appropriate support to help minimize the anxiety they might be experiencing and help them understand diagnoses and medical treatments. Learn more about our child life services.
Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Room
Through a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, CHOC Mission features the Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Room. Accommodations allow families to take a break and relax, or gather to discuss their child’s progress. Parents of critical care patients may use the individual sleep rooms and shower accommodations to stay the night with their child in the hospital.
Outpatient Specialty Care
Near CHOC Mission, we offer outpatient appointments with many of our specialists at the CHOC Children’s Health Center in Mission Viejo. Specialty care offered at this location includes cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology, surgery and urology. Make an appointment at the CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo.