Parents often feel helpless and overwhelmed while having a child in the NICU. At UVA, we encourage you to be part of your baby's healthcare team and discuss care and treatment options.
The NICU is open to parents 24 hours a day. You may visit any time it's convenient for you. There may be times when the NICU is unavailable due to procedures or interventions, but we do our best to accommodate all families. The Klockner Family Suite is also available for parents to "room-in" and take care of their child before discharge.
The Children's Hospital Service of Remembrance has been held every year since 1995. During the service:
Our Hospital Education Program (HEP) is a state-operated program and partnership between the Children's Hospital, Charlottesville City Schools and the Virginia Department of Education.
We provide case management services to any child who:
- Is under the age of 21
- Lives in Virginia
- Has a diagnosed condition or physical disorder that is expected to last longer than 12 months
Examples of qualifying conditions include (but are not limited to):