4800 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
The Outer Banks Hospital is the natural result of years of growing healthcare needs in this region, and represents the culmination of many professional relationships. In November 1998, the state of North Carolina awarded a Certificate of Need to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, anchored by Chesapeake General Hospital, and Vidant Health, which includes Vidant Medical Center. The CON gave the partners permission to build the first hospital on the Outer Banks.
The cooperative efforts of these two organizations are testimony to the level of commitment they share for Dare County and surrounding areas. Chesapeake Regional Medical Center operated the Outer Banks Medical Center for 14 years, which merged with a Vidant Health facility to become HealthEast Outer Banks Medical Center in Nags Head. Prior to the hospital opening in 2002, HealthEast, providing both primary and emergency care services, was the only 24-hour medical care facility in the area.