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About UVA Health Children's

UVA Health Children’s is a not-for-profit children’s hospital offering world-class, complete pediatric care. Our expertise is highly recognized which has led to numerous awards. We’re ranked as the best children’s hospital in Virginia by U.S. News, with several specialties named among the best in the country. Our academic medical center and research allow us to offer the highest standard of care for your child.

At UVA Health Children’s you’ll find:

  • A level 1 (the highest rating possible) trauma center
  • Level IV (the highest rating possible) neonatal care unit (NICU)
  • The first NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Virginia
  • A network of providers offering care around the state

With each of the children we treat, we work to build a solid foundation of health. We provide primary care for many children, and work together with primary care providers who refer children to our facility.

For children with complex care needs, we provide specialty care that grows with them. Many of our childhood specialty clinics seamlessly transition into our adult clinics. This provides your child with care that lasts for life.

Right-Sized for Your Family

While many hospitals offer care for children, a children’s hospital is uniquely equipped to offer a higher standard of care.

We do this by:

  • Hiring clinicians trained specifically to work with pediatric patients
  • Having right-sized equipment
  • Creating space for your family to be part of the care team

To help make the hospital a child-friendly place, we have child life experts, a hospital education program, and cross-specialty support. Whether your family needs help explaining a medical condition to siblings or to ease a child’s fears around a shot, we have experts ready to help.

From our waiting rooms to our surgical suites, everything is designed with children in mind. While your child is with us, we’ll also help you with navigating everything you need so you can focus on your child’s health. From providing legal aid and financial consulting to helping you find lodging, we want your family to feel supported.