Urgent Care Just for Kids

Whether it’s a sudden illness or an on-field injury, our CHKD Urgent Care providers are ready to take care of your child.

CHKD 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 a child's 21st birthday, and offer X-ray and lab services on site.

We provide skilled, convenient, and affordable healthcare just for kids and teens. Walk-ins are welcome, but we encourage you to save time by checking wait times and saving your spot online before heading out. Most insurances are accepted.

If your child experiences a life-threatening emergency, call 911. But for everything else that can’t wait until tomorrow, turn to the experts at CHKD Urgent Care.

Emergency Care or Urgent Care?

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Conditions We Treat

  • Cold and flu
  • Cough and wheezing
  •  Earaches
  • Fever (in children older than 2 months)
  • Stomach aches
  •  Vomiting

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Please Note: An arrival time is not the same as a set appointment time. You may still have to wait when you arrive because a child with a more serious condition may be seen before your child.

Loehmann's Plaza, Virginia Beach

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RSV Testing No Longer Available

The RSV test is not medically necessary, and the results do not impact the management of patient care. Often, RSV test results can be misleading. For example, a negative RSV result is falsely reassuring and should not automatically be interpreted as the child does not have a contagious illness. It is very likely that they do have one of the other respiratory viruses, such as rhinovirus, adenovirus, influenza, human metapneumovirus or several other viruses, all of which are circulating in our community at this time of year, and require only symptomatic care. In addition, a positive RSV test does not indicate what stage of the illness the child is in and if they are still contagious.

Due to an increase in daycare provider requests that a child be tested for RSV, it is CHKD’s recommendation that other clinical criteria be used to determine when a child is safe to return to daycare, such as absence of fever, improvement in frequency of cough, overall appearance, etc. This path of treatment has been proven to be much more reliable than the results of the RSV test.

For more information, ask your CHKD provider.

Urgent Care Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications of your urgent care staff members?

Providers specially trained in pediatrics, will care for your child.

What insurance do you accept?

CHKD Urgent Care accepts all major insurance plans, including Tricare and Medicaid.

How long will I have to wait?

You may reserve your time to be seen. Walk-in patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, and depending on the severity of their illness or injury. The number of patients coming to our urgent care center varies. We will do our best to see your child as soon as possible. Keep in mind, some children may need to be seen immediately and transferred to our emergency department while others may be waiting for lab tests or X-rays. Not everyone in the waiting room will be waiting to see an urgent care provider.

Does CHKD Urgent Care test for RSV?

At this time, urgent care does not offer testing for RSV.

Does CHKD Urgent Care offer flu shots?

At this time, urgent care does not offer flu shots.

What if my child needs a physical?

We do not offer routine school, camp, or athletic physicals. Please contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment.

What if my child needs a lab test or an X-ray?

If your child’s pediatrician ordered lab or radiology tests, we offer on-site lab and radiology services. Test results will be shared with your child’s CHKD pediatrician and will also be available on the MyCHKD patient portal. If you do not have a MyCHKD account, please contact your provider or visit CHKD.org/MyCHKD for additional informaiton..

If your child’s pediatrician ordered lab tests or an X-ray, you may also visit any of the following CHKD health centers:

What if my child needs to see a specialist?

If your child is seriously ill or injured and our urgent care provider thinks your child needs to see a specialist that day, your child will be referred to the emergency department at our main hospital.

What if my child needs stitches?

We stitch most cuts. For more serious injuries, our urgent care providers can advise on whether or not your child's laceration would be best handled in the emergency department at our main hospital.

What if my child has a broken bone?

We can diagnose and splint most fractures, but do not have an orthopedic surgeon on staff at the urgent care center. Simple fractures will be splinted. Once the swelling decreases, your child will need to see one of our orthopedic surgeons in a few days for a cast. Our staff will inform you how to arrange a follow-up appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons.

What if I cannot get to the urgent care center before it closes?

If you cannot make it during our open hours, please take your child to our emergency department at the main hospital.