We remain open to provide safe care.

It’s been wonderful to see our community members return to a sense of normalcy after getting vaccinated. Family reunions. Graduation ceremonies. Fun vacations. These are what childhood memories are made of.

As California fully reopens its economy, requirements for physical distancing and capacity have been lifted, and there are no more county tiers. The state has also relaxed its mask guidance for vaccinated individuals.

CHOC is committed to the highest standards of safe, quality care.

The health and safety of our patients and their families, as well as our providers, staff and volunteers remain our top priority. In support of health guidelines, especially where immune-compromised children are concerned, we will continue to enforce physical distancing, COVID-19 screening, mask-wearing, and additional infection prevention measures to protect everyone on our campus and at our various other locations. We will adjust these practices based on additional recommendations from federal, state and local health experts. Your patience and understanding are appreciated!

COVID-19 vaccines for kids and teens

As a reminder, CHOC has opened a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 12 and older. Please ask your provider for more information or call our vaccine call center at 714-509-4668. The call center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.


We understand how frightening reports of the continued spread of COVID-19 may be for you. We want to assure you that our hospitals, doctors’ offices and health centers remain open to provide safe, high-quality care to the children and families who depend on us.

Children still need well checks and timely immunizations to keep them healthy, as well as specialty care visits to manage chronic conditions like asthma and diabetes. Avoiding or delaying care can have serious implications. Parents can have peace of mind knowing their children have access to safe, quality care from the experts at CHOC.

Is it safe to bring my child to CHOC?

In response to the pandemic, CHOC has added several important precautions to protect everyone who comes to one of our locations. These include:

  • pre-screening patients and staff for symptoms of and exposures to COVID- 19;
  • limiting the number of people at our locations;
  • requiring face coverings;
  • limiting or eliminating waiting room volumes by taking patients directly to rooms;
  • using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when appropriate;
  • disinfecting our office spaces repeatedly between patient visits and throughout the day;
  • providing convenient access, when appropriate, to our physicians through telehealth; and
  • vaccinating our providers and staff.

When it’s necessary, patients can be referred to one of our Outdoor Evaluation Centers to be tested for COVID 19 and receive basic treatment, when needed.

What if I have more questions?

If you have questions about the pandemic or think your child may have been exposed or infected, please call your physician for direction. Additionally, we offer a free nurse helpline, 1-844-GET-CHOC to help answer any questions parents may have.

What if I don’t have insurance?

Please do not let lack of insurance prevent you from getting medical care for your child. If you do not have or have recently lost your insurance coverage, call us at 1-714-509-8600. We can help.


Telehealth appointments
Call our Patient Access Center at 888-770-2462 or your primary care office.