CHOC families and visitors check in at the Bill Holmes Tower entrance located on Pepper Street (near the intersection of Pepper and La Veta). Follow the “red carpet” to the parking structure and follow the signs to reach our front entrance.
Valet parking and self parking are available for patients, families and visitors. Patients, families and visitors park in the CHOC Children’s Hospital and Clinics parking structure. You can access the hospital through Admitting on the first floor and by the second floor parking structure bridge.
Parent and Visitor Identification All parents, guardians and visitors must check in and obtain a pass every day at the Admitting desk in the main lobby on the first or second floor. You may be given a long-term visitor pass. This pass allows the parent, legal guardian or surrogate to bypass the Admitting desk for as long as the visitor pass is valid. The name tag must be worn in plain sight on the person’s right chest area. Parents/guardians will also receive a yellow armband to wear which must be worn and visible to identify them. If the band comes off or is lost, notify nursing staff to replace the band immediately.
Patient Identification CHOC patients are required to wear identification bands for safety and security reasons. If the band comes off or is lost, notify nursing staff to replace the band immediately. You must have a physician’s order for your child to leave the floor. When you leave to go to the gift shop, Turtle Talk, radio station and cafeteria you must let your nurse know. The nurse will provide you an orange badge for your child to wear.
Employee Identification All of our employees and staff physicians wear a hospital badge so they can be easily identified. It’s a good idea to become familiar with the hospital staff working in the unit where your child is staying. Do not leave your child with anyone who is not wearing a CHOC identification badge or without knowing where your child will be taken and how long the tests will take. Please notify the nurse immediately if you see any unfamiliar person(s) entering your child’s room or asking about your child.
Hospital Security Staff The hospital security staff can assist you in many ways, ranging from helping with car trouble to escorting you to your car after dark. Members of the security staff patrol the hospital and parking structures 24 hours a day. Please lock your vehicle and place any valuables in a locked compartment so they will be hidden from view. Valuable items should be left at home to prevent loss.