Virtual Visits at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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About Virtual Visits

Virtual visits, also called telehealth visits, use videoconferencing technology similar to FaceTime or Skype to connect you with your provider when you are in different locations. 

Five Steps for a Successful Virtual Visit


Choose Device

Choose a device with a strong internet connection

You can participate in a virtual visit from a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet, or from a laptop or desktop computer. It’s important that the device has strong connectivity to WiFi or cellular service so that the video and audio work smoothly during your virtual visit.

MyChildren'sLA Patient Portal

Sign up for the MyChildren'sLA Patient Portal

MyChildren'sLA allows you to securely communicate with your care team. Information about your visit can be found here. Visit the MyChildren'sLA page to learn more.


Complete a WebEx test

If you’re using a mobile device, you can download the WebEx app and complete a WebEx test. If you’re using a laptop or desktop computer, you can complete a WebEx test from your browser at

Quiet Location

Find a quiet location

Choose a quiet, secure location for the virtual visit. If the patient is under 18 years old, a parent, guardian or caregiver must be present during the virtual visit. 


Prepare for your virtual visit

Gather your medications, lab results, tests and any other information that your provider normally asks you to bring. Your provider will answer any questions you may have during your virtual visit, just like an in-person appointment.

Appointment Time

Join the virtual visit 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time

In the visit invitation, click “Join.” When your provider is ready, he/she will join you and you will be able to see and hear him/her.