CHKD supports the philosophy that the presence of family members will enhance the recovery of your child. For this reason, we have an open visitation policy with no restricted hours for parents or legal guardians.

CHKD, located in Norfolk, Va., is in the center of a thriving medical complex that includes Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk Public Health Department, the Diabetes Institute, the Jones Institute for Reproductive Medicine and the Center for Pediatric Research.

Spending the Night in the Hospital with Your Child

One parent or designated adult visitor may spend the night in their child's room on 7B, 7C, 8B, 8C and the Transitional Care Unit (TCU). Linens and towels will be provided.

Since your child's caregivers may be in and out of the room frequently during the night, we encourage you to take an occasional break, even leave the hospital, in order to get some undisturbed rest. A good time may be when your child is napping.

Sibling Visits

In general, siblings are welcome to visit during regular visiting hours when accompanied by an adult. Siblings must be 18 or older to stay overnight. It is critically important we verify that anyone visiting your child show no signs of illness and have not been exposed to a communicable disease in the previous 30 days.

Hotels in the Area

Below is a list of nearby accommodations if you need them during your stay. Many of these facilities offer special discounts to CHKD families. 

For more information, please contact the Children's Health Line between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday at (757) 668-7500 or 1-800-395-2453. Or email us at Please allow 48 hours for a response.

Ronald McDonald House | (757) 627-5386

Courtyard by Marriott | (757) 963-6000

Days Inn at Military Circle | (757) 461-0100

Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base | (757) 489-1000

Wyndham Garden Norfolk | (757) 627-5555

Norfolk Waterside Marriott | (757) 627-4200 or (800) 228-9290

Quality Suites Lake Wright | (757) 461-6251 or (800) 228-5151

Residence Inn by Marriott | (757) 842-6216

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel | (757) 673-3000

Sheraton Waterside | (757) 622-6664 or (800) 325-3535

Springhill Suites at Newtown Road | (757) 333-3100

Springhill Suites at ODU | (757) 423-4100