A heart attack. A fall at a construction site. A severe asthma attack. When medical emergencies strike, trust the team at Virginia Hospital Center for immediate, expert attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Nationally Recognized Emergency Care
Rest assured, the emergency room at Virginia Hospital Center is ready to handle the toughest emergencies. We've been recognized nationally as an Emergency Center of Excellence because of our record for safety and patient satisfaction, as well as our top-quality facilities and staff.
When to Go to the Emergency Room
Call 911 or go to the closest emergency room if you have symptoms that threaten your life or could cause you to become disabled. Get emergency care when you experience:
- Breathing difficulties
- Bleeding that won't stop
- Broken bones
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Head, neck or spine injury
- High fever with a headache and stiff neck
- Serious burn
- Severe allergic reaction
- Smoke or poisonous fumes inhalation
- Sudden, severe pain
- Sudden confusion, weakness, or difficulty speaking, seeing or moving
- Thoughts of harming yourself or others
- Vomiting or diarrhea that won't stop
For less severe symptoms, find convenient walk-in care at urgent care.
Feel confident you'll have access to a full array of services at Virginia Hospital Center's emergency department, including:
If you or a loved one comes to the emergency room with a less-urgent condition, you may receive treatment in our 8-bed Express Care unit.
To reach ER registration, call 703.558.6168. Always call 911 if you need emergency medical care.