Our Impact

CHOC Clinic

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 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 is to serve those who do not always have access to healthcare services due to either financial and/or transportation barriers. The CHOC clinics bring our programs and services right where our patients need them the most.

These clinics also provide outpatient care to children from infancy to age 17. The clinics provide sick visits and well-child care, including immunizations, and primarily serve low-income families who would otherwise go without a medical home. We have 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 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 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 
Santa Ana, CA 92703 

History of Partnership

The partnership between Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast (BGCCOC) that began in October 2000 was inspired by a neighborhood boy, 8-year old 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 Director for the BGCCOC decided it was time to act. The BGCCOC developed its partnership with CHOC 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 a Club facility.

Thanks to the courage and leadership of both CHOC & 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 Club'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, vision and hearing screenings.

Description of Services

Choc Children's is dedicated to providing high quality comprehensive primary care to children from birth up to 21 years of age.  In some of our 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 one to take Tramadol.  They will then review their 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