Nurse Advice Line

If you feel your child is having a life threatening emergency, promptly call 911 for emergency assistance.

Our nurse line is available Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Just leave a brief message, with an available contact number, and a nurse will call you back within 48 hours.

Our goal is to work as a team with you and your family by providing quality medical care, teaching, understanding, guidance, and support.

Please have the name of your insurance company or IPA (St. Joseph Hospital Affiliate Physicians, Monarch or CHOC Health Alliance) available when you call. This will assist us in referring you to a facility that will accept your insurance.

We do not routinely prescribe antibiotics or pain medications over the phone as these medications may mask a more serious problem. It is often difficult to diagnose and treat a child’s medical condition over the telephone and we may need to direct you to an urgent care center or emergency room for further evaluation and treatment.

We ask that you call during regular office hours for non-urgent problems.

For more information on common illnesses you may wish to consult choc.org.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After-hours care is available Monday through Friday and Saturday mornings. Please visit our After-Hours Care page for more details.

WELL EXAMS & FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENTS

(949) 951-5437