Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange

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We understand it can be scary when your child has a medical emergency, and you might not be sure where to go. The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department at CHOC Children’s Hospital is dedicated to helping kids in Orange County.

Children are not tiny adults and have very specific healthcare needs. From the equipment to the physicians to the child life specialists, our pediatric emergency department is designed to meet the needs of children of all ages.

Please call 911 immediately if your child needs immediate medical attention and you cannot safely transport your child to the hospital.

Why CHOC?

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CHOC Children’s doctors, who are board-certified in emergency medicine, and specially trained nurses provide the very best patient- and family-centered care 24 hours, seven days a week. Meet the team.


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Our 22,000-square-foot, full-service emergency department is designed to meet the unique needs of children.


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The emergency department features 35 treatment rooms, including 14 rapid evaluation and discharge exam rooms and three triage suites.


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The only trauma center in Orange County dedicated to kids.

We have the pediatric expertise only a children’s hospital can provide. Our trauma team is trained to care for children and their unique physiological, anatomical and emotional needs. The trauma center’s protocols and equipment are specially designed for pediatrics.

As one of four trauma centers in Orange County—and the only one dedicated exclusively for kids—CHOC Children’s is ready to treat traumatic injuries 24 hours a day.

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Virtual Tour of Emergency Department

View of the emergency room at CHOC Children's Hospital

The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department is exclusively dedicated to treat pediatric patients.

Child Life

When children arrive at the hospital, they are often crying, nervous or anxious. Often times, children fear what will happen once they are being treated.

What is child life?

The child life specialists help make the hospital experience less stressful and frightening. Their role is to make kids feel comfortable using special play techniques. Child life is a very important part of what makes CHOC one of the most unique hospital experiences.

How can they help my child?

Child life specialists also help patients understand how the medical team administers a care plan or treatment with special teaching tools. To help patients understand and prepare for their care, child life specialists use books, practice dolls, pictures and play medical equipment. During procedures, children can watch a movie on a tablet, play a game or engage in other fun activities.

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Child life specialist plaing with smiling young boy in the playroom

Directions

The Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department is located on the 1st floor of the Bill Holmes tower, and the access is located off Pepper Street. From La Veta, turn on to Pepper Street, pass the main entrance canopy and turn in at the 2nd driveway under the emergency department sign. Valet parking is available. Get printable maps of our campus in English or Spanish.

Julia and George Argyros Emergency Department
at CHOC Children’s Hospital

1201 W. La Veta Ave. | Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-509-9095