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In 2000, the Boys & Girls Club of Central Orange Coast became the first Boys & Girls Club in the United States to build an on-site, full-service children’s clinic, thanks to a partnership with CHOC Children's (Children’s Hospital of Orange County). Equipped with a team of doctors and nursing staff, the BGCCOC CHOC Clinic has become one of Santa Ana’s most valued and important resources to combat childhood obesity, diabetes, and lack of access to health care. Working as a team, BGCCOC Mentor Professionals and CHOC physicians deliver a collaborative strategy to ensure youth live healthy lifestyles, practice healthy habits, and are provided with the health care they need to thrive.  


CHOC Team & Contact Information
History of Partnership
Description of Services

CHOC Team & Contact Information

A significant part of the mission at CHOC Children's is to serve those who do not always have access to healthcare services due to financial and/or transportation barriers. The CHOC clinic brings programs and services to where patients need them the most.

The clinic also provides outpatient care to children from infancy to age 17. The clinic provides sick visits and well-child care, including immunizations, and primarily serves low-income families who would otherwise go without a medical home. CHOC has several clinics in Orange County to serve our community. Additionally, three mobile healthcare units visit different schools and community centers, providing primary health care services, immunizations, and screenings to school-age children.

All of the physicians who work with the CHOC Clinic are bilingual, fully-qualified pediatricians who are on staff at CHOC. 


Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed



To schedule an appointment, please call (714) 509-4840.

CHOC Clinic at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
1000 W. Highland Street, Santa Ana, CA 92703

History of Partnership

The partnership between CHOC Children's (Children's Hospital of Orange County) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast (BGCCOC) that began in October 2000 was inspired by an 8-year-old neighborhood boy, Felipe Carrillo, who developed meningitis. His family, poor and uninsured, had nowhere to turn for help. Felipe's condition worsened and his parents sought emergency care. Sadly, Felipe died in an ambulance on the way to CHOC.

Heart-broken by the tragedy, a BGCCOC Board Member paid for Felipe's funeral. Determined that no other parents should face the same tragedy, the Board of Directors for the BGCCOC decided it was time to act. The BGCCOC developed its partnership with CHOC Children's to provide the health services all children need and became the first Boys & Girls Club in the country to build a full-service children's clinic on-site at a Club facility.

Thanks to the courage and leadership of both CHOC Children's and BGCCOC, children and teens from birth to 18 years of age have access to a doctor and registered nurses for their health care needs.

The 1,400-square-foot clinic is located adjacent to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana's parking lot and houses four exam rooms, an education office, and a waiting room. Medical services include a bilingual staff, physical checkups, preventive care, immunizations, and vision and hearing screenings.

Description of Services

CHOC Children's is dedicated to providing high quality, comprehensive primary care to children from birth to 21 years of age at their community clinics throughout Orange County. In some of their clinics, you will be seen by both a resident and a supervising physician. The resident is a doctor who has graduated from medical school and is training to become a pediatrician. This training takes three years, and CHOC has one of the best training programs in the state. The resident will often be the first to assess your/your child's needs and will review his/her findings with one of the supervising physicians, who will also examine your child and together they will discuss a plan of care with you. 

CHOC Community Clinics Offer:

  • Preventative Care
  • School & Sports Physicals
  • Care of Chronic Conditions
  • Treatment of Acute Illnesses 
  • Behavior and Development
  • Obesity / Nutrition
  • Case Management
  • Health Education
  • Immunizations
  • WIC Referrals
  • Insurance Application Assistance