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CHOC at Mission Hospital

We know that all parents want the best medical care for their children, that is easily accessible and conveniently located. That’s why we offer a top children’s hospital just for south Orange County families. CHOC at Mission Hospital is a separately licensed 54-bed “hospital within a hospital” on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital. It is the only children’s hospital in south Orange County, the surrounding coastal areas and north San Diego County.

South Orange County’s Only Children’s Hospital

Inside its doors, you’ll find a modern facility with comprehensive services, individualized care and personal attention for patients ranging from newborns to young adults. At CHOC at Mission Hospital, we offer:
  • A full medical staff, with physicians in virtually every pediatric specialty
  • An all-RN nursing staff
  • Hospitalists and neonatologists on site 24 hours a day
  • 24-bed Medical/Surgical Unit for children who need to be hospitalized while receiving care for an illness, injury or surgery.
  • 8-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) providing the highest level of care for critically ill and injured children
  • 22-bed, Level 3 NICU providing critical care for newborns, and neonatal care teams who can be present during high-risk births at Mission Hospital
  • State-of-the-art Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Sleep Center
  • Child life specialists to help minimize anxiety for young patients and their siblings, and to help them understand medical treatments
  • Pediatric emergency services and a Level II Pediatric Trauma Center
  • Ronald McDonald Family Room, sleep rooms and shower accommodations for families to stay the night with their child in the hospital
  • Additional shared services with Mission Hospital including rehabilitation services, surgical services, radiology and laboratory

Stories from CHOC at Mission Hospital

A gloved hand holding a magnifying glass over a skin mole on the back of a girl's neck

In this ultimate guide, a CHOC expert answers parents’ questions about how to tell if a child’s mole is normal or not, and when to seek help.

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Mother talking to her teenage son

It’s imperative to recognize the profound impact that diet culture can have on kids’ physical and psychological well-being. Here, learn how to talk to kids about food, nutrition and their bodies.

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A young woman sits on the floor with a little girl who is playing with blocks

Learn from CHOC experts the best ways to find a babysitter, what to ask during an interview, and what information to share before you leave.

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In novel program, congenital heart disease patients are being monitored at CHOC for longtime success.

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newborn in hat sleeping on back

Growth in the field of targeted neonatal echocardiography is helping neonatologists diagnose and treat critical illnesses more quickly.

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Female doctor in white lab coat comforting patient in hospital bed

Pathways After Cancer Treatment (PACT), a new bridge clinic at CHOC, helps support the mental health of teen and young adult cancer patients.

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