UVA Children's Hospital: Pediatric primary & specialty care

Big and small, children are our reason for being

At UVA Children's Hospital, we know that outstanding medical care is about more than making the right diagnosis and offering the latest technology. It's making sure you and your child have the best possible experience, whether it's making an appointment or having a complex surgery.

As a top children's hospital ranked by U.S. News & World Report, we know kids often have the biggest hearts, the biggest fears and even bigger dreams.

We provide compassionate care in more than 30 specialties, with a dedicated pediatric emergency department, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and consolidated outpatient clinics at our Battle Building in Charlottesville.

Pediatricians
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Our pediatricians work with families to ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of our young patients from birth to age 21.

Meet Our Pediatricians
At the Hospital
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Learn what to bring, what your child needs to pack, lodging options for you and your family so you can feel less stressed about your child’s visit.

Patient & Family Information
Child Life Program
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Our child life specialists help children and families cope with their healthcare experiences and ease their fears and confusion.

Child Life Services

Transferring to UVA for More Advanced Care

At 10-days-old, Violet had her first heart surgery in Norfolk. When it was time for her second surgery, she was transferred to UVA because she needed more advanced care. Hear what her parents and doctors are saying now. View Transcript.

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Support Kids in Our Community and Beyond

As a public hospital, UVA Children’s Hospital never turns families or patients away, even if they are unable to pay for their care. Along with helping with the needs of patients and their families, gifts from people just like you provide seed funding for essential research in childhood diseases right here at UVA. Any gift, no matter the size, makes a difference. 

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Newsroom

Harrisonburg Pediatrics Is Now UVA Pediatrics Harrisonburg

UVA Health has acquired Harrisonburg Pediatrics, and the practice is now named UVA Pediatrics Harrisonburg.

The post…

Eight UVA Children’s Hospital Specialties Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Eight University of Virginia Children’s Hospital specialties earned a top-50 national ranking in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 “Best…

Healthy Balance blog

Polio-Like Acute Flaccid Myelitis Is Scary, but Rare

Is your child at risk? Take a look at this Q&A with pediatric neurologist J. Nicholas Brenton, MD, to learn more about AFM, a rare but…

Teens & Vaping: What to Watch for and How to Talk with Your Kids

Last year, 4.9 percent of middle-schoolers and 20.8 percent of high-schoolers reported they had used electronic cigarettes in the past month. Find…