Pediatric specialists in Virginia

At HCA Virginia's hospitals, we know your child's health is your top priority. We also understand that, when your child is sick, there is nothing more important to you than helping them feel better. Our pediatric emergency rooms (ERs), inpatient units and clinics are designed with comforting atmospheres and advanced care for your little one.

For more information about our primary care services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.

Our pediatric specialties

Our pediatric services include care in a variety of medical disciplines, including:

Pediatric emergency care

When your child has a medical emergency, you want expert care—fast. That is why we have dedicated pediatric ERs. They are separate from our hospitals' main ERs for your child's comfort. They are also staffed 24/7 with pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians. However, if these ERs are not convenient to you, we are also able to deliver emergency care to your child at any of our ERs.

Pediatric mental health care

When your child needs emotional, behavioral or psychiatric care, we provide compassionate children's mental health care at Dominion Hospital and children's and adolescent's mental health care at Chippenham Hospital. These programs offer both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health for kids and teens, with the goal of giving them the tools and support they need for their grow and heal.

Pediatric orthopedics

The pediatric orthopedics program at Chippenham Hospital is managed by board-certified, fellowship-trained pediatric orthopedic specialists. These specialists diagnose and treat a range of orthopedic injuries and conditions in children, from broken bones to complex spine disorders.

Pediatric physical therapy and rehabilitation

Our pediatric rehabilitation specialists have experience helping children of all ages and all diagnoses reach their full physical potential. To do that, we use a range of outpatient rehabilitation services, including physical therapy.

Other pediatric services we offer

You will also find specialty programs at our hospitals for:

  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric sports medicine
  • Pediatric surgery

Pediatric inpatient care

If needed, your child may be admitted to one of our inpatient units or our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). In either case, they will be surrounded by compassionate, highly skilled teams of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. Our hospitals are also staffed with pediatric hospitalists (doctors who work in the hospitals rather than in private practices) and pediatric nurses certified in pediatric advanced life support.

Open communication with your child's care team

Our pediatric care team will communicate and work with you on a daily basis. We share all test results and treatment options, so you can make informed decisions about their care. We also encourage you to participate in your child's treatment. We will teach you the skills you need, such as changing dressings or administering medications, to help your little one heal.

Your pediatric hospitalist will also provide regular progress updates to your child’s pediatrician throughout their treatment. The hospitalist will then transition care back to your child's primary care physician after discharge from the hospital.

Family-friendly pediatric units

Everything in our pediatric units has been designed around your family's comfort. You will have a private room with Wi-Fi, phones and flat-panel TVs. In general, you may visit your child 24/7, and, if needed, parents will be provided with sleeping arrangements.

We also provide kitchens equipped with a microwave and refrigerator and stocked with sodas and snacks. Coffee is available upon request. Additionally, you and your family can play games, color, read and watch age-appropriate TV and videos in our playrooms.