Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

CSG’s neonatal specialists offer consultation, assessment, emergency and continuing care services for premature and critically ill infants, as well as long-term follow-up of NICU patients and inpatient neonatal consultation at local hospitals.

Services We Offer

  • CHKD operates the region’s only non-military Neonatal Intensive Care Unit certified by the state as a subspecialty nursery. This means the NICU at CHKD is the only one in the region that meets the stringent requirements of having physicians in 21 different specialties to provide intensive care for high-risk critically ill neonates. The neonatologists also provide continuous coverage and the high-risk delivery services at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.
  • Lactation support is available to hospitalized infants and children, mothers, and families, providing the optimal breastfeeding experience through support and education.
  • A Neonatal Follow-Up Program, under the direction of the neonatologists, is also available at CHKD and satellite locations.
  • Using CHKD’s specially equipped mobile intensive care units, two highly skilled transport teams are available 24 hours a day to transport infants from referring institutions to CHKD. If necessary, helicopter and air ambulance services are also available.

Our Staff

The CSG neonatology physicians are all board-certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. CHKD is the only NICU in the region that meets Virginia’s staffing requirement of having physicians in 21 different pediatric subspecialties. As a result, the hospital is recognized throughout the region as the premier provider of care for high-risk newborns.

Referral and Transport Information

Referrals to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit may be made for physicians and staff at birth hospitals by calling (757) 668-7448, or Doctors Direct at (757) 668-9999, or 1-800-207-2022. Non-urgent calls during regular hours can be made to (757) 668-7456.

Contact Info:

(757) 668-7456


CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518


Children's Specialty Group

A team of healthcare providers dedicated to teaching, patient care and research because special families deserve special doctors!