UCI Health

UCI Health is planning to build a world-class medical center on the northern edge of the UCI campus. The UCI Medical Center in Irvine will bring premier-quality, leading-edge care to the coastal and southern regions of Orange County. The new medical center will include a 144-bed acute care hospital focused on oncology, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and spine and digestive health, along with emergency services. Joining the hospital will be the UCI Health Center for Advanced Care, home to children’s specialties and medical offices. Patients will find the exceptional treatments, clinical trials and integrative, whole person therapies they expect from Orange County’s only academic health system.

Caroline Pereira
Associate Vice Chancellor, UCI Health Advancement

All photos were taken prior to April 2020

Funding Priorities

Hospital with Specialty Services and Emergency Department

In a hospital designed for the 21st century, patients will experience our unique fusion of technological innovation, groundbreaking treatments and integrative, compassionate care. To enhance the patient experience, please consider investing in our specialty services areas: cancer, neurosciences, orthopaedics, and advanced medical and surgical procedures.


The new multiservice facility plans to build on the strengths of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. The specialty hospital will provide emergency services for our cancer patients who develop urgent problems and will be the site of care for patients who require hospitalization for complex therapy and other care. The hospital will also be the ultimate destination for UCI Health’s new blood and bone marrow transplantation program, and the site for administration of cellular and immune therapies for cancer. With your support, patients will benefit from internationally known experts in the many different forms of cancer, from true multidisciplinary cancer care, and from access to clinical trials of the latest drugs, devices and interventions.


To meet the needs of both an aging population and patients with non-age-related neurological disorders, the new facility will encompass the specialties of neurology, neurosurgery, brain imaging, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, led by our renowned physicians. Clinicians will train residents and fellows, conduct research for all neurological diseases and offer clinical trials and experimental therapies in medicine and surgery available nowhere else in the region. Your gift will propel us forward on clinical, research and educational fronts.


The orthopaedic program will support both surgical and procedural interventions, primarily for joint replacements and revisions. The procedural spaces for the spine will include a range of specialty services including but not limited to injections, fusions and pain management procedures. Your gift will empower our accomplished teams to advance these vital services.

UCI Health Center for Advanced Care

The 168,000-square-foot UCI Health Center for Advanced Care will house the Center for Children’s Health and will provide comprehensive pediatric outpatient services, including pediatric primary care, subspecialty clinics, rehabilitation and simulation services. In addition, the facility will advance UCI’s longstanding commitment to the region’s autism community when the Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders relocates here. The facility will also include adult primary and specialty care services, comprehensive laboratory and radiology facilities, the Digestive Health Institute, imaging services and urgent care. With your support, children and adults will benefit from one-stop outpatient medical care.

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