Emergency and Trauma at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a dedicated children’s hospital located inside Mission Hospital. Through this partnership, South Orange County families have access to pediatric expertise at the moment they need it most—when their child has an emergency or trauma.

CHOC at Mission Hospital - Emergency and Trauma

Emergency Department

At the Mission Hospital Emergency Department, in partnership with CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, patients and families have access to:

  • Pediatric-trained nurses and emergency physicians
  • Pediatric specialists
  • In-house pediatrician available 24/7
  • In-house neonatologist available 24/7
  • Pediatric emergency response team
  • Child life specialists to provide comfort and distraction at the bedside

The ED also offers a CHOC waiting room dedicated just for kids.

Patients in the ED may be admitted upstairs to CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, which offers a pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit and a medical/surgical unit.

Pediatric Trauma Center

CHOC Children’s and Mission Hospital together provide the only Level II pediatric trauma center in South Orange County.

To be designated as a trauma center by the American College of Surgeons, CHOC and Mission Hospital have met strict criteria to provide the highest quality of care to meet all injured pediatric patients’ needs. The trauma center provides 24-hour coverage by board-certified trauma surgeons and quick access to specialties including orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, radiology, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial, and critical care. The trauma center also provides injury prevention and education to the community.


CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital has been serving pediatric emergency department and trauma patients for over 25 years.

Emergency Department and Pediatric Trauma Center
CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd.
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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