The Outer Banks Hospital

The Outer Banks Hospital

4800 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head NC 27959 | 252-449-4500 | Contact Us, Open 24 Hours

High Quality Care in a Compassionate Environment

A full service, critical access hospital, The Outer Banks Hospital is a partnership between Vidant Health and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare offering a broad range of inpatient and outpatient care, including  surgery, oncology, birthing, diagnostic and 24/7 emergency services.
We meet the health care needs of our coastal community, whose year-round population of 35,000 swells to 350,000 in the summer months. Our 83,796 square foot facility includes eighteen (18) acute care medical-surgical beds, two (2) labor and delivery/recovery/post-partum beds, one (1) level II nursery bed and three (3) operating rooms, a designated caesarian section room, and a 24-hour emergency department.
The Outer Banks Hospital provides a full suite of outpatient diagnostic services including 64 slice CT, MRI, Nuclear, PET, Mammography, Flouroscopy, X-Ray, Ultrasound, Bone Dexa and Laboratory services.  One hundred percent of our modalities are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
Outpatient services include Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Oncology.  The Outer Banks Hospital Cancer Program is nationally accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.  Services include medical oncology, care navigation, symptom management clinic, chemo and radiation therapy.
The Outer Banks Medical Group is a Vidant Medical Group Partner and is affiliated with The Outer Banks Hospital. Comprised of eight physician practices that stretch from Avon to Southern Shores, the medical group offers the Outer Banks community: family medicine; ear nose & throat; general surgery, internal medicine; orthopedics & sports medicine; and women’s care services.  The Outer Banks Medical group also provides Urgent Care at locations in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head.  Occupational Health is also offered at the Outer Banks Hospital Occupational Health and Wellness Center in Nags Head.
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for the residents and visitors of Dare County and the surrounding region by promoting wellness with a diverse offering of outreach efforts including education events, classes, wellness screenings and more.


It’s important to start prenatal care early – ideally before you even get pregnant – because your health directly affects the health of your baby. Your body will go through many changes during pregnancy. Routine medical visits and testing will help guide you through the process. 


Like all Vidant Health hospitals and facilities, we’re patient- and family-centered—which means we recognize what an important role loved ones play in the healing process. Please help us keep visits safe and comfortable for everyone by following these guidelines:

  • Visits should be brief, quiet and pleasant. Please try not to tire the patient.
  • People who are ill should not visit patients.
  • Family & visitors must wear shirts and shoes.
  • Family & visitors may not smoke or use tobacco products anywhere on the hospital campus.
  • Family & visitors may not bring weapons into the hospital or onto the campus.
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