A Health System Just for Children

CHKD Health System offers 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 206-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.

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 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 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 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 100  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

The Child Advocacy Center at CHKD, 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.

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.

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. 

Other affiliations

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.