Being prepared for your child’s visit means you can relax and provide your child with the emotional support he or she needs once you get here. Below are helpful tips to help you plan for your upcoming visit, whether it’s a check-up or surgical procedure.
At Pediatric Surgical Associates, we strive to make your and your child’s experience with us as pleasant as possible. We understand that your child’s hospital visit can be challenging and overwhelming for you and your family so we offer assistance that will help make your experience more comfortable. Our team of Orange County pediatric surgeons and nurses are available to serve your child’s health care needs, from regular check-ups to specialist consultations.
Getting to Pediatric Surgical Associates Office
Pediatric Surgical Associates has two convenient locations in Orange County. Our offices in Orange and Mission Viejo are accessible from the Interstate 5 freeway. Here is address and contact information for both of our locations.
Pediatric Surgical Associates – Orange
1120 W. La Veta Ave. Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
Pediatric Surgical Associates – Mission Viejo
26691 Plaza Dr., Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Schedule Your Appointment
Call Pediatric Surgical Associates to make an appointment: 714-361-4480 for our Orange or our Mission Viejo location. Consider arriving 10-15 minutes earlier for check-in procedures. You can also visit our Contact Us page and fill out the form.
Insurance Information and Medical History
Please prepare insurance information, medical history, copies of test results and hospital visits, a list of medications (names and doses), and any other relevant information (e.g. contact information for your family doctor) prior to admission at Pediatric Surgical Associates.
Create a List
Create a list of questions before your scheduled visit so you can discuss them with your child’s physician. Remember to ask for specific instructions and the doctor’s letter that you need for your child’s school or other physicians.
Items to Bring from Home
Have your child help you pack a bag for the visit or hospital stay. Include things that will help make your child’s visit or admission comfortable. For example, a few things you can bring are:
- Toys and books
- A favorite blanket or pillow
- Paper and coloring pens
- Family and pet photos
- A hairbrush, chapstick, and toiletries
- Comfortable clothes, pajamas, sweaters, socks, and underwear
- Toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste
Doctor’s Pre-Admission Instructions
To prepare your child for admission, your child’s physician at Pediatric Surgical Associates will provide instructions that must be strictly followed, such as when to stop eating or drinking and when to take or stop taking certain medications.
It is helpful to have another adult with you during your appointment for additional support and help.
Delays & Emergency
Sometimes we experience delays due to an unexpected emergency and your child may have to wait to be seen. We appreciate your understanding in such a situation! Your child will receive the same immediate care if he or she is in a similar emergency situation.
Schedule Follow-Up Appointment
After the appointment, take note of other questions you have and important phone numbers to call, such as our emergency line, prescription refill, or appointment numbers. It’s best to arrange for your child’s follow-up appointment before you leave and write down your new appointment dates.