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: http://www.DHCS.CA.gov/services/CHDP