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CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital

South Orange County families have a top-rated children’s hospital to call their own.

CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a separately licensed 54-bed “hospital within a hospital” on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital. It is the only dedicated facility for pediatrics in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County.

CHOC Mission maintains a full medical staff, including physicians in virtually every pediatric specialty, an all-RN nursing staff, and 24-hour hospitalists and neonatologists on site.

We offer the only dedicated pediatric health care facility for families in south Orange County.

Inside its doors, you’ll find a modern facility with comprehensive services, individualized care and personal attention for patients ranging from newborns to young adults.

Medical/Surgical Unit
This 24-bed unit is designed for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
The 8-bed PICU is staffed with trained physicians and nurses who provide the highest level of care for critically ill and 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.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
CHOC Mission features a 22-bed, Level 3 NICU where we provide critical care for newborns. 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.

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Our state-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit 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. Each of the 4 private inpatient room is 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.

Sleep Center
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 3 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.

Emergency and Trauma
Through CHOC’s partnership with Mission Hospital, families have access to pediatric expertise in the Emergency Department as well as a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center. Learn more about emergency and trauma services at CHOC Mission.

Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Rooms
Through a partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, CHOC Mission features the Ronald McDonald Family Room and Sleep Rooms. 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. Learn more about the services available at CHOC Children’s Health Center, Mission Viejo.

Shared Services with Mission Hospital
To provide children a complete spectrum of care, CHOC also partners with Mission Hospital to offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric services in the following areas.

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory

Contact and Directions

CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital

CHOC Mission is located in Mission Viejo in the heart of South Orange County, with easy access from the 5 freeway off Crown Valley Parkway and close access to the 241 Toll Road.

5th floor of Mission Hospital’s patient care tower
27700 Medical Center Rd. – 5th Floor Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Virtual Tour

Hospitals can be a scary place for children. Through its family centered care approach to treatment and recovery, CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital tends to the emotional and practical needs of patients and their caregivers.

Take a virtual tour of CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

Virtual Tour

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