At Riverside Health System, we spend a lifetime getting to know you, listening to you, and working with you as a health partner. As part of this commitment, we offer a variety of services, educational opportunities and support. Here are just a few of the services we can provide you and your family.

Physician network
We offer the Peninsula's largest physician network in addition to serving communities on the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and in Isle of Wight. With Riverside Medical Group, you have affordable access to more than 340 local physician specialists and 130 healthcare locations. Whether you need a medical screening or treatment for an ongoing illness, your primary care provider can coordinate your care with our board-certified specialists.

Imaging centers
If your physician orders an X-ray, MRI, or other imaging test, Riverside provides these services in convenient locations throughout southeast Virginia.

Riverside Nurse telephone triage
What can you do if you experience a persistent cough at midnight? Call Riverside Nurse, a free service of Riverside that's available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A registered nurse trained in telephone triage will answer your questions and, if needed, refer you to a physician for treatment. Riverside Nurse also provides general health information.

Online access to your physician's practice to look at your medical record, schedule appointments, ask for refills, obtain referrals and more
Using MyChart, a highly secure web-based information system, puts you in touch with your Riverside physician's office and staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This free resource allows you to use the Internet to schedule appointments, request refills, access your health information and much more.

Fitness and health improvement classes
Riverside has Wellness and Fitness Centers in Newport News and Gloucester. Our centers blend traditional fitness with preventive care, such as health assessments and health improvement classes as well as on-site rehabilitation for cardiac and physical therapy patients.

  • Dietcise is an 8-week program that combines fat-burning exercise in a non-intimidating group setting with nutrition education from one of our registered dietitians. Lose body fat, improve eating habits and help control your blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
  • Smokeless® is a nationally recognized smoking cessation program that curbs withdrawal discomfort and irritability while helping to prevent weight gain.

Diabetes management
We are committed to providing you with the tools and skills you need for effective self-management of diabetes. Services include diabetes and nutrition education, classes and support groups. Ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Home care
Riverside makes it possible for you or a loved one to receive, sophisticated, at home medical care that was once limited to in-hospital stays. Home care begins with a referral from your physician. Our home care staff will work closely with your physician to establish a plan of care.

Emergency services
Our Emergency Department delivers lifesaving care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in four emergency rooms across southeastern Virginia in Newport News, Gloucester, Tappahannock, Williamsburg and the Eastern Shore.

If you have a non-life-threatening emergency and have the time to contact your Riverside primary care provider, your physician will make arrangements for you to be seen in the emergency room by an emergency physician within 30 minutes of your arrival, sooner if the condition warrants.
Riverside hospitals serve communities on the Virginia Peninsula, Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and the Eastern Shore. Should you be admitted to one of our hospitals, your primary care provider will coordinate your care with the hospital physician ("hospitalist").
Outpatient centers
Riverside outpatient centers for surgery, diagnostics and therapy are conveniently located throughout southeast Virginia. You won’t have to travel far from home or work for tests or treatment.