When you call my office after regular hours for an urgent medical question, the answering service will take your call:
-In most cases, you will be referred to the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Nurse Advice Service. They are available from 6pm to 6am weekdays, and 24 hours on weekends and holidays. These calls are answered by highly competent children's nurses. CHOC is located at 1201 W. La Veta Ave, Orange, CA 92868.
-If a physician is needed, you will be referred to the pediatrician on call who is available every day of the year, 24 hours a day. This call group consists of the 5 doctors in our office, plus three other private practice pediatricians.
- If it is determined that your child needs to be admitted to a hospital, you will be referred to CHOC Children's Hospital, with whom I am affiliated.