HealthBridge Children's Hospital in Orange, CA stands out as a leader in pediatric medical care and rehabilitation because it takes technology and services regularly seen in traditional acute hospital settings and blends them into a family-centered, home-like environment

We specialize in the care of children, spanning ages from newborn infants to age 21 years. Our comprehensive program of services allows us to serve the needs of children and their families throughout the continuum of care including ICU step-down, coma stimulation, acute rehabilitation, chronic illness care and outpatient services. Our mission is to help each child reach his or her highest potential, while providing the best quality of life possible. There's no place like home, but when a child is sick or injured and can't go home, HealthBridge is here to help.

Rehabilitation with a pediatric focus

HealthBridge focuses on the care and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults who have suffered from a disabling injury or illness. Our staff of pediatric care experts addresses the many needs of these children including:

  • Medical

  • Developmental

  • Communication

  • Pain management

  • Educational

  • Recreational

Care is coordinated with the local school district and other support agencies in the community. Recreation and social activities are driven by the child's own interests and include peers as well as family members.

A team approach for positive outcomes

Each patient's individual plan of care is coordinated by a team of professionals, experienced in guiding children and adolescents toward achieving positive functional outcomes. This interdisciplinary approach utilizes specialists from a wide range of disciplines including:

  • Physicians

  • Nurses

  • Occupational therapists

  • Respiratory therapists

  • Recreational therapists

  • Social workers

  • Psychologists

  • Physical therapists

  • Dietitians

  • School teachers

  • Case managers

  • Speech and language pathologists

Other specialists may be consulted depending on a patient's particular needs.

An environment that promotes recovery

HealthBridge understands and recognizes that your child's family and environment play an important role in the recovery process. Your child's family is encouraged to participate with the Rehab Team in the care and development of treatment plans for your child.

Treatment plans are individualized to address the emotional needs of your child and family, as well as medical, social and physical needs. Regular team meetings allow for adjustments if needed after evaluating your child's progress. The home-like setting provides your child with a warm and nurturing environment that helps accelerate the healing process and encourage growth.

Private rooms facilitate quality time with parents, friends and other family members. Unlike traditional hospital settings, children are able to participate in activities both inside and outdoors. This relaxed environment is also more conducive to family training and an easier transition to home.