After Hours Care

If you feel that your child is in need of medical attention and it is after SOCPA’s telephone hours of 7:45 am to 4:30 pm, you have the option of utilizing the following resources listed below.

SOCPA patients always have the choice of speaking with a SOCPA “on call” doctor by calling our Exchange at (949) 707-3331.

If at any time you feel your child is experiencing a medical emergency, dial 911.

Monday through Thursday

  • SOCPA After Hours Sick Only Care from 5:30 pm-8:30 pm in our Ladera Ranch office (By appointment only). We will take your calls beginning at 4:45 p.m. at (949) 388-1798.

Monday through Friday

  • Kids Doc Care from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday. Phone lines remain on until closing. Call (949) 682-4750.
  • When Kids Doc is closed, call our SOCPA Exchange at (949) 707-3331.


  • SOCPA After Hours Sick Only Care from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm in our Ladera Ranch office is available on Saturdays. We will take your calls beginning at 8:00 am at (949) 388-1798. (Hours can vary subject to demand. Therefore, your call may be routed to either Kids Doc or our Exchange.)
  • Kid’s Doc Care from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Phone lines remain on until closing. Call (949) 682-4750.
  • After 7:00 pm call our Exchange at (949) 707-3331


  • Kid’s Doc Care and Phone Nurse Line from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. Phone lines remain on until closing. Please note that hours may vary by holiday. (For specific holiday hours contact Kid’s Doc directly.) Call (949) 682-4750.
  • After Kids Doc hours call our SOCPA Exchange at (949) 707-3331.


Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After-hours care is available in our Ladera Ranch office Monday through Thursday and on Saturdays. Please visit our After-Hours Care page for more details.


(949) 770-4242


When scheduling an appointment for a same-day sick visit, please contact your office of choice:

Ladera Ranch
(949) 388-1798

Lake Forest
(949) 770-0513

Rancho Santa Margarita
(949) 858-1100

San Clemente
(949) 429-7700

Urgent Care

At CHOC Children’s, we know a child’s illness or injury can be even more stressful when it occurs after the pediatrician’s office closes. We believe patients should have access to high-quality medical care from pediatric experts in the evening and on the weekend.

In addition to the SOCPA office, CHOC pediatricians are available after hours at our pediatric urgent care in Orange, and at nearby Marque Medical family urgent care centers. They practice the same clinical care guidelines you trust from your child’s pediatrician, and will partner with you and our office to ensure the best outcomes and a seamless experience.

CHOC Children’s Pediatric Urgent Care


  • Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

Marque Family Urgent Care Pediatric services by CHOC Children’s

Hours vary according to location.

Mission Viejo
25482 Marguerite Parkway #101
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Monday through Saturday from 2 – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Rancho Santa Margarita
22461 Antonio Parkway #135
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Monday through Saturday from 2 – 8 p.m.
Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

CHOC pediatricians perform consultations through a state-of-the-art telehealth system at three additional Marque Family Urgent Care locations:

Aliso Viejo
26831 Aliso Creek Rd. #200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Buena Park
8970 Knott Ave.
Buena Park, CA 90620
Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Newport Beach
2075 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

If I could give 7 stars, I would! Every doctor is wonderful, Lisa, the nurse practitioner is fantastic as well as the girls up front! Both our kids have gone here since birth and we are beyond pleased! My kids had some complex medical issues and had been misdiagnosed. The doctors here diagnosed correctly and after short treatment and food changes, we have very healthy kids!

Danielle V., Anaheim, CA

Love taking my son to Dr. CHU. He has seen my son since he was born, I can’t say enough good things about him. He is really smart, he listens to everything and anything you want to address and he is very thorough. I would also like to mention all of the nurses and nurse practitioners are really good. The facility is always very clean. Another thing- they have really helped me squeeze my son in for an emergency appointment….5 stars!!!

Lydia M., Irvine, CA

Both of my children go here and I couldn’t be happier with them! From the great office staff that makes every visit simple and fast to the incredible nurses that always make my children ages 5 months and 4 yrs feel like family,

Marcus G., Anaheim, CA