CHKD values your referrals. Our goal with all referrals is to provide excellent care to your patients and excellent customer service to you. If you have feedback on our referral process, or need information that is not provided here, please contact our Physician Liaisons.

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.

Please have the following information available when calling:

  • Facility and/or referring provider name and contact info
  • Current status of patient
  • Diagnosis
  • Requested services
  • Patient Name and DOB

Non-Urgent Consults and Referrals for Surgeons and Specialists

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

Find practice-specific rererral and consultation information at the links below.

Refer to Surgeons

Refer to Specialists  


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

Through PowerChart, physicians are able to:

  • Create and filter individual lists based on relationship, admission or discharge criteria
  • Search for a patient by name or medical record number
  • Easily review updated information by bookmarking viewed data with a date and time stamp on the overview tab
  • View digital images from CHKD’s Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) 

If you are an admitting or referring physician who would like to access PowerChart, 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