CHKD Health System
CHKD is the facility of choice for pediatric care in southeastern
Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Whether a child needs
hospitalization, ongoing care for a chronic illness, outpatient surgery
or primary care, CHKD provides the staff, facilities and technologies
that address the unique demands of childhood.
A Health System Just for Children
Since the Norfolk City Union of The King’s Daughters
established the hospital in 1961, CHKD has undergone two major
renovations and expansions and is now at the heart of a comprehensive
system of caring dedicated exclusively to children. And we will always
provide care for every child who needs it, regardless of the family's ability to pay.
When a Child Is Hospitalized
Children are admitted for serious illnesses as well as complex conditions and injuries.
CHKD provides the highest designation of neonatal intensive care in
our region, as well as specialty units for pediatric intensive care,
rehabilitation, cancer treatment, medical and surgical care, and
Patients can visit our fully equipped playrooms, keep up with
schooling in our computer-equipped classrooms and participate in fun
activities at the bedside, like visits from our Buddy Brigade therapy dogs.
When It’s An Emergency
Our Emergency Center
serves more than 47,000 children each year. The staff of pediatric
emergency specialists responds quickly to serious illnesses and
injuries with the compassion, caring and communication that families
need during these difficult times. And if it’s not a true
emergency, our patients are put on a fast-track option much like in an
urgent care center.
Surgery Centers Just for Kids
Our Surgery Centers – at the main hospital in Norfolk, our Oyster Point facility in Newport News and our Princess Anne facility in Virginia Beach – offer state-of-the-art surgery for both complex and routine procedures.
Above all, our surgeons, anesthesiologists
and nurses know that children are not small adults. They
understand how to calm fears, ease pain and quickly return children to
the business of being kids.
With many of our surgeries conducted on an outpatient basis, we focus on convenience yet maintain our child-centered approach.
Our waiting areas are filled with video games and toys. We offer
tours to ease anxieties before surgery. And kids get to choose their
“flavor” of anesthesia as well as mode of transportation to the
operating room – in a wagon, on a bike or in the arms of our caring
Comprehensive and Convenient Outpatient Services
CHKD offers a wide range of outpatient treatment and evaluative services in convenient locations throughout the region.
From every community within greater Hampton Roads, CHKD Health
Centers and satellite locations offer easy access to primary care and
specialty services for asthma and allergies, diabetes, heart conditions
and many more chronic diseases. Many sites feature state-of-the art
radiology and laboratory testing as well as a full complement of
rehabilitative therapies, including a unique sports medicine program designed to get young athletes back in the game.
CHKD Health System’s Pediatricians and Surgeons
The CHKD family includes primary care and surgical practices with offices throughout the region.
Our primary care practices,
with more than 90 board-certified pediatricians and nurse
practitioners, can be found throughout southeastern Virginia and
northeastern North Carolina. Most locations offer evening and weekend
hours as well as quick access for sick children. And the
practices provide after-hours guidance with many using CHKD’s pediatric
nurses to answer urgent questions.
Our surgery practices offer an array of pediatric expertise in neurosurgery,orthopedics and sports medicine, general pediatric surgery, plastic and cardiothoracic surgeries and urology. CHKD’s board-certified surgeons have pioneered new procedures
and learned innovative techniques to bring the best surgical care to
children of all ages. They operate at CHKD surgery centers in Norfolk,
Newport News and Virginia Beach and see patients for evaluation and
follow-up care at our health centers throughout the region.
Dedicated to Education and Research
Children’s Hospital is home to Eastern Virginia Medical School’s Pediatric Residency Training Program and to dozens of medical specialists who comprise its pediatric faculty.
CHKD supports pediatric research
and clinical trials to improve the quality of care and clinical
outcomes for our patients. And the hospital offers a variety of
educational programs and support groups to help parents tackle issues
ranging from asthma management to discipline to childhood obesity.
Identifying Abuse and Neglect
CHKD’s Child Abuse Program,
headquartered a few blocks from the hospital, provides a coordinated
response to the needs of children who have been abused or neglected.
This unique and highly respected program brings together law
enforcement, social services, court representatives and CHKD’s
medical and psychosocial experts to help victims through the stages of
assessment, prosecution and healing.
Philanthropy is the lifeblood of CHKD, providing essential services,
programs, equipment and technology that might otherwise not be
available. Throughout the years, CHKD has relied upon this support from
a generous community that is strongly committed to the health of its
children. The King’s Daughters, founders of CHKD, lead the way among hundreds of friends, providing volunteerism, advocacy and fund raising, including our ever-popular thrift stores in every corner of the region.
What is CHKD?
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughter's Health System, or
Children's Health System, is a multi-specialty health system offering
comprehensive pediatric care for children from birth to age 21. The
following entities make-up Children's Health System.
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters
The Hospital is the key part of the CHKD Health System. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, surgery, emergency medicine, radiology/imaging, rehabilitation, pastoral services, hospitality services, pharmacy, and respiratory care to name a few.
CHKD Health Centers, Urgent Care & Satellites
Health centers and satellite offices offer convenient access to primary and specialty care, rehabilitation and laboratory services. Locations include Kempsville in Norfolk, Strawbridge in Virginia Beach, Greenbrier in Chesapeake and Oyster Point in Newport News. Our Urgent Care offers after-hours convenience.
CHKD Medical Group
CHKD Health System created the CHKD Medical Group to provide families in Hampton Roads access to top-notch pediatricians and a coordinated approach to addressing the health needs of the community’s children.
CHKD Surgical Group
CHKD Health System established the surgical specialty practices to provide convenient access for families whose children require surgery. All of our surgeons are board-certified in their specialties and offer appointments in locations throughout Hampton Roads. Learn more about our surgeons.
Children's Health Foundation
The Children's Health Foundation manages the investment funds of the CHKD Health System and establishes grants to support operations, research and education for the benefit of our children.
Children's Specialty Group is the only pediatric multi-specialty practice serving
southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The physicians of
Children's Specialty Group base their practices at Children's Hospital
of The King's Daughters and serve as faculty in the Department of
Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Learn more about CSG and its specialties.
Children's Health Network
CHN primary care physicians and pediatric subspecialists are independent practitioners who are members of the CHKD physician/hospital network.