The CHOC Children’s Specialists Hospitalist program is a timely, cost-effective service available to primary care physicians whose busy outpatient practices limit the amount of time available to care for hospitalized patients.

For Admissions Call: (714) 509-8400
To reach the On-Call Hospitalists call: (714) 997-3000

CHOC Children’s Specialists Hospitalist physicians are board certified pediatricians who specialize in hospital-based medicine. They are available 24-hours-a-day, 7 days a week to provide comprehensive inpatient care, consult with specialists, and coordinate hospital services – all while remaining in contact with the primary care physician.

Upon discharge, patients are immediately referred back to the primary care physician for follow-up care and management.

Expert Care for Critically Ill or Injured Patients

The CHOC Children’s Specialists Hospitalist physician team is highly experienced in providing general inpatient-level pediatric care at CHOC. At CHOC at Mission, CHOC Children’s Specialists neonatal and critical care specialists also provide hospitalist services to South County primary care physicians.

Convenience, Coordination & Continuity

The CHOC Children’s Specialists Hospitalist service offers several advantages for referring physicians and patients alike. With 24-hour availability, CHOC Children’s Specialists Hospitalist physicians are immediately available to:

  • Attend to patients as often as necessary
  • Consult with or provide updates to referring physicians
  • Consult with parents and family members
  • Arrange consultation with specialists as necessary
  • Order hospital tests or procedures and are immediately available to review results
  • Facilitate transfer of a patient between an intensive care unit and a medical floor
  • Access patients throughout the day to identify the optimal time for discharge

The County of Orange (CHDP) program recertifies existing CHDP providers every 3 years. Part of the Certification requires the provider holds Hospital Privileges at a minimum of one hospital OR may designate a Hospitalist Program to cover patients they need to admit to a hospital. For more details, please visit: