Emergency Department

University Hospital

First Floor

1215 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903


Call 434.924.2231


Location hours:

  • Open every day, 24 hours a day.

Parking: Parking is available for free in the Lee Street Parking Garage, directly across the street from University Hospital and the Emergency Department.

Valet parking is currently restricted to patients with disabilities only.

Emergency Department
First Floor
1215 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
United States


Emergency Department

Entrance is now limited to the main Emergency Department entrance on Lee Street.

If you have these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Please call before coming to the Emergency Department for screening and next steps.

Visitor Restrictions

  • Only one visitor allowed for the length of the visit. Visitors asked to limit arrival and departure from space. Practice social distancing.
  • Adult patients with children and no childcare can bring multiple children.

Please note: Visitors will not be able to remain in the lobby, cafeteria or other waiting rooms, aside from approved exceptions. Visitors should limit movement. If designated visitors need to travel to other areas of the facility (cafeteria, gift shop, restroom, etc.), they should go and return immediately to room/designated waiting area.

Emergency Department Features

Our 70-bed, Level 1 trauma center treats all types of adult and children's emergencies. Services include:

  • Adult emergency department with bedside registration, four operating rooms, and a 10-bed clinical decision-making unit
  • Children’s emergency department, an 11-bed area with a separate children’s lobby and emergency specialists for patients under 20 years of age
  • Rapid Medical Evaluation area, a 12-bed section designed to address minor emergencies like sore throats, fevers, sprains and lacerations
  • Dedicated 8-bed section for behavioral and mental health emergencies
  • Interventional cardiology and radiology suites

The emergency department:

  • Evaluates your or your child's critical health needs
  • Stabilizes life-threatening conditions
  • Performs emergency surgery when necessary
Transfer a Patient

For all inpatient and emergency transfers, call 844.XFERUVA (844.933.7882).

Emergency Transport to UVA

In-state: Call for Pegasus medical transport: 800.552.1826 

Out-of-State: Call 800.882.4354

Newborn Emergency Transport System (NETS)

Call NETS: 866.638.7882