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CHOC at Mission Hospital

We know that all parents want the best medical care for their children, that is easily accessible and conveniently located. That’s why we offer a top children’s hospital just for south Orange County families. CHOC at Mission Hospital is a separately licensed 54-bed “hospital within a hospital” on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital. It is the only children’s hospital in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County.

South Orange County’s Only Children’s Hospital

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. At CHOC at Mission Hospital, we offer:
  • A full medical staff, with physicians in virtually every pediatric specialty
  • An all-RN nursing staff
  • Hospitalists and neonatologists on site 24 hours a day
  • 24-bed Medical/Surgical Unit for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.
  • 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) providing the highest level of care for critically ill and injured children
  • 22-bed, Level 3 NICU providing critical care for newborns, and neonatal care teams who can be present during high-risk births at Mission Hospital
  • State-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Sleep Center
  • Child life specialists to help minimize anxiety for young patients and their siblings, and to help them understand medical treatments
  • Pediatric emergency services and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room, sleep rooms and shower accommodations for families to stay the night with their child in the hospital
  • Additional shared services with Mission Hospital including rehabilitation services, surgical services, radiology and laboratory

Stories from CHOC at Mission Hospital

Musical instruments

A CHOC music therapist explains the benefits of music for mental health, and how families can practice music at home for stress relief.

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Person with eating disorder holds up bite of food

A CHOC dietitian explains the warning signs and symptoms of eating disorders in teens, and what parents should watch for.

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Patient playing Choco's Undersea Adventure AR module

CHOC’s innovation team offers solution to early ambulation challenges with augmented reality module, Choco’s Undersea Adventure.

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THC gummies

Experts from CHOC at Mission Hospital help parents keep their children safe from eating THC gummies that can make them sick.

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Dr. Yu playing basketball with son

Two CHOC providers reflect on the challenge of balancing their demanding and often emotionally exhausting work with fatherhood.

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Young boy holding up a gift of a red heart drawing

CHOC has earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registrations across the state.

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