Our Mission

Excellent Emergency Care…Every Patient…Every Time.


Chesapeake Emergency Physicians has been offering quality, emergency health care services since 1976 when Chesapeake General Hospital opened its doors. Our mission is to provide excellent emergency care, for every patient, every time.

With a highly-skilled, experienced team of medical professionals, coupled with the most advanced emergency department technology, Chesapeake Emergency Physicians offers the best care available for all your health care needs. Chesapeake Emergency Physicians cares for an estimated 60,000 patients annually from throughout Hampton Roads.

Chesapeake Emergency Physicians strives for the most efficient door-to-provider times in the region. Every patient will be cared for in our Emergency Department by a Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician, often in conjunction with a Board Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner. These two components of our practice embody Chesapeake Emergency Physicians’ mission for the highest level of quality efficient care for you and yours.

Chesapeake Emergency Physicians is a proud partner with Chesapeake Regional Healthcare.

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Chesapeake Emergency Physicians Participating Networks:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Optima
  • United Healthcare
  • VHN
  • Medicare
  • Virginia Medicaid
  • North Carolina Medicaid

Health News


Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

  • Common symptoms**
    • Fever/Chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell

What to do if you are sick:

  • Keep track of your symptoms
  • Call your primary health care provider. After screening your provider will advise you of the best course of action/treatment.

When to seek Emergency Medical Attention:

  • If you experience any of the following signs call 9-1-1 or visit the closest Emergency Department.
    • Emergency warning signs include**
      • Trouble breathing
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      • New confusion
      • Inability to arouse or stay awake
      • Bluish lips or face

**Source: CDC. This list is not all inclusive.

Additional information regarding COVID-19 may be found on the following websites –

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The Doctor Says…


Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is committed to enhancing the health and safety of our patients and the people of Hampton Roads. The over-use and misuse of prescription pain medicines is a major public health concern in our region and nationwide.

While we want to help you get well, the use of narcotic pain medications or opioids is complicated by real dangers and serious side-effects. In cooperation with Chesapeake Emergency Physicians, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare has created guidelines regarding pain medications prescribed for use within our hospital and those prescribed for patients leaving our facility.

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