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Pediatrics

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Partner with doctors at Virginia Hospital Center—the health system you’ve trusted for years—to keep your child as healthy and active as possible. Enjoy the convenience of pediatric care close to home from a team that treats your child like one of their own.

What We Treat

Count on us to care for most pediatric illnesses, injuries and emergencies for children from birth through age 21.

Pediatric Specialists

Look to Virginia Hospital Center for care from a wide array of pediatric specialists, including:

  • General pediatrics
  • Pediatric anesthesiology
  • Pediatric cardiology
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Pediatric endocrinology
  • Pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Pediatric ophthalmology
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Pediatric psychology and psychiatry
  • Pediatric surgery

Hospital Care for Children

Access 24-hour hospital care at Virginia Hospital Center.

Pediatric Hospital Team

Enjoy interdisciplinary care from a team that has a gift for comfort and caring—and a sincere desire to work with children. Our pediatric providers specialize in delivering care with a compassionate touch. At Virginia Hospital Center, your pediatric care team may include:

  • Pediatricians
  • Pediatric residents from Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Pediatric registered nurses with Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • Dietitians
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Social workers

Child-Friendly Facilities

Pediatric patients require more than great medical care; they also need a nurturing environment. You’ll appreciate our warm, family-friendly surroundings and amenities, including:

  • Cheerful playroom
  • Pediatric treatment room
  • Children's movies and video games

We understand that parents are the most important people in a child's life and recovery, so we encourage family visits and rooming-in, and will make every effort to meet the needs of your family.

Medication Safety for Children

Rest assured, your child will receive the right medications at the right dose at the right time while staying at Virginia Hospital Center. Our specialized medication system ensures medicines are always on hand—so your child won't have to wait for pain relief, antibiotics or other prescription drugs.

Pediatric Imaging

When your child needs an imaging procedure, count on us to maximize comfort and minimize fears for your child—and you.

For some tests, your care team may recommend sedation. Sedation allows your child to sleep safely and peacefully through the procedure. You may stay with your child throughout the process, except during the actual scanning procedure. This allows your child to see you as he or she goes off to sleep and immediately upon awakening. A nurse and doctor stay at your child's side the entire time.

Virginia Hospital Center can usually schedule diagnostic imaging procedures that require sedation within two weeks of your request. Due to the need for scheduling both the sedation and the scan, at most other medical facilities you may have to wait six weeks or more for an appointment. Once the scan is complete, radiologists read the films immediately.

Affordable Pediatrician Care

Find quality, affordable, culturally sensitive care for your child at Virginia Hospital Center Pediatrics, a service of Virginia Hospital Center. The center serves children up to 18 years old living in Arlington County with family incomes at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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