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Pediatrics

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

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Pediatric specialty care in Richmond, Virginia

Our pediatricians provide the care your child needs.

At Chippenham Hospital, our dedicated pediatric specialists offer a wide range of pediatric specialty services. We are also proud to offer Hoppymobiles — wheelchairs designed to look like cars — to help children feel more comfortable going into surgery.

Related specialties

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Our pediatric treatments and services

As the only pediatric unit in South Richmond, we care for thousands of children each year and specialize in providing the pediatric care your child deserves.

Our pediatrics program

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

  • 24/7 parental visitation
  • Dedicated floor with private rooms
  • Care team meetings twice a week
  • Kitchen and waiting room for patient's family
  • Music and pet therapy
  • Pediatric emergency department with dedicated entrance
  • Pediatric burn and wound program
  • Pediatric intensive care
  • Pediatricians on-site 24/7
  • Playroom with toys, games, books, movies and video games

Depending on their needs, your child's care team may include a pediatrician, pediatric specialists, a social worker, a case manager, dedicated pediatric pharmacists and pediatric-trained therapists.


Pediatric specialists

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

Pediatric emergency care

Everything about our pediatric emergency unit is designed with your child in mind. To ensure your child's comfort, our dedicated pediatric emergency room (ER) is separate from our hospital's main emergency department. Our waiting area is brightly decorated and our pediatric specialists use kid-friendly equipment perfectly sized for kids.

Pediatric infectious disease treatment

We offer specialized treatment for pediatric infectious diseases, such as those caused by bacteria or viruses. Our physicians work directly with your child's pediatrician to provide comprehensive care 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.


Our Hoppymobiles

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

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Three kids riding a Hoppymobile, a kid-sized motorized vehicle
Three kids riding a Hoppymobile, a kid-sized motorized vehicle
Two kids riding a Hoppymobile, a kid-sized motorized vehicle
Three kids riding a Hoppymobile, a kid-sized motorized vehicle.

The Healthy Living Blog

Read our blogs to learn about preventive care and ways your child can lead a healthier lifestyle.

Special care for special circumstances 

February 21, 2022
For babies born prematurely or with complications their care may include admission into one of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).

Special care for special circumstances 

February 21, 2022
For babies born prematurely or with complications their care may include admission into one of our Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU).

COVID-19 vaccination for children 

January 03, 2022
Information on COVID-19 vaccination for children ages five to 11.

Could your baby have RSV and should you take them to the ER? 

August 09, 2021
This virus is highly contagious and is particularly effective at causing a number of respiratory infections in infants 6 months old and younger.