More Than A Hospital®

CHKD Health System is More Than a Hospital. We're  a network of comprehensive pediatric services in more than 40 locations that stretch from Williamsburg to Elizabeth City, North Carolina. On the outpatient side, we offer primary care, diagnostic services, urgent care, emergency care, rehabilitative therapies, day surgery and care in more than 20 pediatric subspecialties. Inpatient care is offered at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only comprehensive freestanding pediatric hospital.

The Virginia Children's Hospital

The King's Daughters, a women's service organization that has worked to improve the well-being of children in our region for more than a century, established Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Virginia's only free-standing children's hospital, in 1961.   

Today, CHKD The Virginia Children's Hospital, is a 266-bed teaching hospital with special units for neonatal and pediatric intensive care, cancer care, acute inpatient rehabilitation, medical and surgical care, and transitional care. As a freestanding, full-service children's hospital, every inch of our facility and all members of our medical team are devoted exclusively to the needs of young people, and our patients benefit from the full range of pediatric specialists and support services available only at freestanding children's hospitals.

In 2022, CHKD Health System opened Children's Pavilion, a 60-bed pediatric mental health hospital and outpatient center, on the same Norfolk campus as CHKD. Children's Pavilion serves as the hub of CHKD's commitment to develop comprehensive pediatric mental health services in our community.

When It’s An Emergency

CHKD's Emergency Center is the region's only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Children made more than 62,000 visits to our Emergency Center last 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. 

Surgery Centers Just for Kids

Our Surgery Centers – at the main hospital in Norfolk, our Oyster Point facility in Newport News and our Concert Drive facility in the Princess Anne area of 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 virtual 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 staff.

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 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 100  board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners, can be found throughout southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. Most locations offer  extended hours as well as same day access for sick children, and after-hours guidance.

Our surgery practices include pediatric neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, general surgery, plastic oral and maxillofacial surgery, cardiothoracic 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.

CHKD Urgent Care centers in Chesapeake, Newport News, and Virginia Beach offer a level of care between primary care and emergency care. Our Urgent Care centers are staffed by board-certified pediatricians, pediatric nurses and pediatric-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work all day, every day, with children. We take care of all kids, from birth to their 21st birthday, and have  X-ray and lab services on site.

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

The Child Advocacy Center at CHKD, provides a coordinated response to suspected victims of child abuse or neglect. 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.

Community Support

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.