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Call 911

If you or a loved one need immediate medical attention, call 911.

Emergency Medicine

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.

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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
  • Seizure
  • 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.

Emergency Services

Feel confident you'll have access to a full array of services at Virginia Hospital Center's emergency department, including:

Express Care

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.

Contact Us

To reach ER registration, call 703.558.6168. Always call 911 if you need emergency medical care.

Access Mayo Clinic’s Expertise

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, Virginia Hospital Center brings the world-renowned expertise and knowledge of Mayo Clinic to our community. How can I access the expertise of Mayo Clinic? It’s simple – all you need is to be under the care of a physician on Virginia Hospital’s Center medical Staff. 

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Related Locations

  • Main Hospital
    Main Hospital


    1701 N George Mason Drive
    Arlington, VA 22205