Coronavirus (COVID-19): A Resource for Parents
We know how frightening the spread of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) must be for parents. Get answers to your frequently asked questions in this Q & A with CHOC experts.
If your child is ill, injured, due for a vaccination, experiencing a mental health issue or a flare up of a chronic condition, what should you do? Contact their pediatrician or specialist? Call a nurse helpline? Visit the emergency department? Follow these recommendations to help you decide where to go for your child’s care.
Coping Tips for Parents and Kids
Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics
What to expect during a COVID-19 test
At a provider’s instruction, children might undergo COVID-19 testing at CHOC Children’s before a scheduled procedure or after being exposed to someone with COVID-19 or showing symptoms. Testing occurs at CHOC’s Outpatient Evaluation Centers (OEC), outdoor drive-through facilities supported by Hyundai Hope on Wheels where patients can also be evaluated by a pediatric medical provider or receive simple treatments if necessary. Visits are by appointment only. CHOC has two OEC locations:
- CHOC Children’s campus in Orange
Approximately 525 S. Main St., Orange, CA 92868
(the northeast corner of Main Street and CHOC Court, a small street just north of the 22 Freeway)
- UCI Health
4600 Health Sciences Rd., Irvine, CA 92617 – Lot 70
Here is what you can expect during a COVID-19 test:
Here is what you can expect when visiting the OEC for pre-procedure COVID-19 testing: