Wellness and Primary Care

We know you are the ultimate protector of your children’s health. That’s why we partner with you to help you keep them healthy every step of the way. We provide general pediatric care for all kids—from babies to teens—through the CHOC Children’s Primary Care Network. Our network of pediatricians includes 18 offices throughout Orange County and beyond that offer well-checks, immunizations, sick visits, sports physicals and more, and an after-hours pediatric urgent care office.

Our Services

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We treat common conditions and promote wellness and preventive care, with seamless referrals to pediatric specialists when needed. Our primary care services include:

Child Development: Ages and Stages

Understanding your child’s changing and emerging growth and development is an important part of parenting. As infants and children progress through a series of growth stages, they may encounter physical and emotional challenges, and some relatively common problems during these years.

Growth and development includes not only the physical changes that will occur from infancy to adolescence, but also some of the changes in emotions, personality, behavior, thinking and speech that children develop as they begin to understand and interact with the world around them.

Learn more about a child’s development at every age.

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Free Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Your Child’s Pediatrician

Children and teens are different than adults and so are their health care needs. When a child needs medical care, choosing a pediatrician who is specially trained to recognize, diagnose and treat kids of all ages is important.

In this complimentary guide, you will find information on:

  • How to choose a pediatrician for your child
  • When to see your pediatrician if your child is sick
  • What to bring to the pediatrician’s office
  • Kids and throwing up: Should you worry?
  • How you and your pediatrician can make shots less stressful for your child
  • Antibiotics: What to discuss with your pediatrician
  • Essential items to have in your family medicine cabinet
  • 6 things your pediatrician wants you to remember

Benefits of the CHOC Primary Care Network

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CHOC has partnered with community pediatric practices throughout the region. This means that you get the same high-quality care you expect from CHOC for all your child’s general pediatric needs at a convenient location near you. Key features of the CHOC Primary Care Network include:

  • Enhanced medical record system
  • All providers in the CHOC health system have access to one patient record
  • The single-care record helps eliminate duplicate tests or communication issues among providers
  • All CHOC providers use the same evidence-based guidelines for common conditions such as asthma, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, headaches, gastroenteritis and acne
  • These evidence-based guidelines are integrated right into the medical record, giving pediatricians direct access to CHOC treatment plans based on your child’s age
  • Pediatricians can also show these guidelines to parents, as well as track care and medications, so everyone involved in your child’s treatment knows which actions have been taken.