Pediatric care specialists in Richmond, Virginia

At Chippenham Hospital, our pediatricians and other pediatric specialists care for thousands of children each year. As the only pediatric hospital unit in South Richmond, we specialize in providing the high quality care and monitoring children need and deserve.

For more information about Chippenham Hospital's pediatric services or for help finding a doctor, call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line at (804) 320-3627 (DOCS).

Our pediatrics program

Our pediatric department offers a wide range of services and amenities, including:

  • 24/7 parental visitation, as we believe you are a key member of your child's care team
  • A dedicated floor for children, adolescents and young adults with all private rooms
  • A kitchen and waiting room for families of pediatric patients
  • A playroom stocked with age-appropriate toys, games, books, movies and video games
  • Interdisciplinary meetings twice a week with all members of your child’s care team
  • Music therapy
  • Level III Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • Pediatric emergency care with a dedicated entrance and waiting room
  • Pediatric burn and wound program
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Pediatric physicians on-site 24/7
  • Pet therapy

Your child's treatment team may include a pediatrician, pediatric specialists, a social worker, a case manager, dedicated pediatric pharmacists and pediatric-trained therapists.

Pediatric services

Our pediatric care specialists treat children with a variety of acute and chronic conditions and disabilities, from diabetes to spinal deformities. Additionally, our pediatric units are secured, and visitors must provide identification and sign in and out.

Pediatric emergency care

Our dedicated pediatric ER is separate from our hospital's main ER for your child's comfort. Everything about our pediatric ER is designed with your child in mind. This includes its own entrance separate from the main ER, an exclusive, brightly decorated waiting area and kid-friendly equipment our pediatric specialists use.

Pediatric infectious disease treatment

We offer specialized treatment for pediatric infectious diseases, such as those caused by bacteria or viruses. Our pediatric infectious disease specialists work directly with your child's pediatrician to provide comprehensive care during this time, from diagnosis to treatment and follow-up care.

Pediatric mental health

If your child or adolescent is dealing with depression, addiction or other mental health conditions, we offer comprehensive behavioral health services for kids and teens at Tucker Pavilion. Our programs are tailored to their specific needs and include both inpatient and outpatient options.

Pediatric orthopedics

From broken bones to congenital disorders, our pediatric orthopedists offer specialized bone and joint care for children. We have extensive experience diagnosing and treating a wide range of pediatric orthopedic conditions with our kid-friendly teams and equipment.

Pediatric asthma certification


Joint Commission

Chippenham Hospital is the only hospital in Virginia and one of only 10 in the country to have received the Gold Seal of Approval from The Joint Commission for pediatric asthma certification.

Our pediatric center's "Hoppymobiles"

Going to surgery in a wheelchair or on a stretcher can be frightening for children. That is why our young patients drive their Hoppymobile to surgery. The motorized vehicles help your child feel more comfortable, and each Hoppymobile is customized with our children's-care mascot, Hoppy.

How the Hoppymobiles work

Each car can be driven by the child or can be controlled by remote for children who may have trouble steering. Prior to "hitting the road," each driver will receive an official Hoppymobile driver's license, which has their name on it.

Hoppymobiles in the news

We are proud to share that our Hoppymobiles have been featured in the local news. Some of those features are included below:

NBC12

Richmond Times

Pediatrics at HCA Virginia

Pediatrics is the medical care of children, this ranges from infants to adolescents. Pediatricians are specially trained to treat behavioral problems, mental health issues and diseases as they relate to children. Pediatric care includes well check-ups, vaccinations and much more.

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