Hope for Our Children
In September of 2019,
Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters broke ground on a new $224 million pediatric mental health hospital and outpatient center that will serve as the centerpiece of a comprehensive plan to address our children's mental health needs. The new facility will stand out among the nation's top pediatric mental health hospitals for its thoughtful patient and family-centered design, evidence-based treatments, academic training program, and clinical research to guide innovation.
This vision has been developed over several years to answer the growing need for pediatric mental health care in coastal Virginia. You can be part of the solution for our children. CHKD is currently hiring RNs, MDs, DOs and a variety of other clinical providers to work in this beautiful new building.
CHKD's 14-story facility will transform mental health care for young people in our region and beyond. From the light-filled atrium to the thoughtful design of our private patient rooms, the new building will provide a welcoming atmosphere and treatment environment for preschool through high school-aged children.
Highlights of CHKD's new mental health hospital and outpatient center illustrate our commitment to quality.
Growing Our Team
To learn how you can become a part of our mental health team, please visit the links below:
Learn more about CHKD’s Mental Health Initiative at
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters has embarked upon a transformational initiative to light the way for better mental health for all of our Children. C. H. K. D. S commitment to mental health will be unparalleled research based inpatient and outpatient care will be offered in this 14 story tower rising on Chk Ds Norfolk campus as a beacon of hope for Children struggling every day for their mental health. A legion of exceptional mental health professionals is preparing to open our new tower with 60 inpatient beds, outpatient and partial hospitalization programs, psychiatric services for Children with autism and much more patients will experience indoor and outdoor recreation centers, music, art and education facilities, specialty and primary care services. There's even room to expand as the needs of our patients grow from the welcoming light filled atrium to the thoughtful design of our patients rooms. The new hospital will serve preschool through high school aged Children as they seek treatment for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and thoughts of suicide. The facilities education and training center will build community knowledge and understanding and will become a hub to train the next generation of pediatric mental health professionals. The inpatient floors will facilitate family involvement with parents invited to participate in individualized plans of care and when families need downtime, they'll find spaces nearby to catch up on work or to just relax and unwind. Inpatient floors are creatively designed with activity zones for movies and entertainment and areas for quiet time and reflection. Every patient room will be private and will include sleeping accommodations for one parent, the highest safety standards will be applied without losing the supportive, even whimsical pediatric design. That is a hallmark of CHK D. Our patients will have access to specially designed settings for individual and group therapy, for expressing themselves through art, music and physical recreation and for keeping up with schoolwork. Are therapeutic environment, embraces childhood so that patients can return to daily activities and continue their healing together with our ever supportive community. ChK D will make these transformational programs and exceptional facility available to tackle the mental health crisis facing our youth. Our journey begins now as we light the way for the brightest of futures for all of our Children.