Refer to Mental Health Service Line

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

The Psychiatry and Psychology at CHKD division provides consultation directed at diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendation. We partner with the family to obtain a history of behavior, emotion and function with attention to genetic, medical, developmental, educational, social and family factors. Our psychologists specifically assess complex cases that involved two or more conditions, such as mood, trauma, attachment, autism/developmental delay, anxiety, executive functioning and environmental factors.

How can I refer my patient to CHKD's Mental Health Service Line?

  • Urgent consultations (providers only) call Doctors Direct at (757) 668-9999
  • Non-urgent referrals (providers only) call (757) 668-4673 (HOPE)
  • Fax Referral Summary Sheet (providers only) to (757) 668-5686
  • Scheduling (families) can call (757) 668-4673 (HOPE) to check on the status of a provider referral

When will my patient be able to obtain an appointment?

Your patient's estimated wait time for an appointment is approximately six (6) weeks, but could vary depending on location.

What work-up is needed prior to the first appointment?

The pre-referral work-up includes the completion of a consultation request form by a primary care physician or a referring physician; self-referrals are not accepted.

Where will my patient be seen?

CHKD's Psychiatry and Psychology offices are located in Children's Medical Tower on the main CHKD campus in Norfolk, CHKD Health Center at Landstown in Virginia Beach, and CHKD Health Center and Urgent Care at Tech Center in Newport News. Appointment days and hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Our Location
(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)