For Medical Professionals

For Medical Professionals

(757) 668-7000
As the region’s referral center for pediatrics, CHKD strives to provide the services, resources and information our medical community needs. This section of our website is devoted to you, whether you would like to refer a patient, consult with a CHKD specialist or surgeon, participate in an educational program or join our family of providers.  

Urgent Referrals

For referrals to CHKD’s trauma service, emergency department, NICU, PICU or general inpatient unit, please call our Transfer Center at (757) 668-8000. The toll free number is (844) 480-8000.

The Transfer Center also facilitates communications for after-hours referrals to CHKD’s Emergency Department.

Calls to the CHKD Transfer Center are answered by paramedics who will:

  • Obtain information from the referring provider
  • Conference the attending CHKD physician into the call
  • Stay on the line to coordinate logistical support, including activation of the CHKD Transport Team when needed 

Please have the following information available when calling:

  • Facility and/or referring provider name and contact info
  • Current status of patient
  • Diagnosis
  • Service requested
  • Patient name and DOB

Non-Urgent Referrals

For physician-to-physician consults that do not involve transfer, transport or urgent admissions, please call Doctor’s Direct at (757) 668-9999 or (800) 207-2022.

Secure Access to Patient Data

CHKD offers all admitting and referring physicians access to eKiDs PowerChart, which gives secure, remote access to their patients’ data in real-time. Providers can customize viewing preferences according to their specific needs. 

If you are an admitting or referring physician who would like to access Power Chart, please click here to complete a form.  

For login assistance or technical support, please contact our Information Services Help Desk at (757) 668-7075 or e-mail

(757) 668-7000

Physician Profile Form

Need to update your physician profile? You can do that here.

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