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Patients & Visitors

Visitor Policies

Our hospitals and medical centers offer a number of services to make your experience better. Whether you're a patient or a caregiver, a family member or a visitor, we're here to help.

New Patient?

We offer a range of primary care options throughout central and Northern Virginia. At UVA Health, you can have both personal, community care and a vital connection to top experts and technology.

Learn how to make an in-person or virtual appointment.

Prepare for Your Appointment or Hospital Stay

Before you travel, make sure to plan on how to get there and services you'll need, from:

Manage Your Healthcare

Find Support

We have spaces and staff dedicated to the well-being of both patients and guests:

See all support groups and services.

New: Texting Upgrade Gives You More Choices

Starting July 25, you’ll have more ways to communicate with us about:

  • Your visits and care
  • MyChart account
  • Billing questions and payments

You'll be able to get notifications, communicate to us decisions about your care, and more. See more about text messages from UVA Health.

Visiting a Patient in the Hospital?

See hospital hours and other visitor guidelines.

You can also see:

Can't visit in person? Learn about contacting a patient.

Getting Here

View maps & directions to:

Need help?

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an eCard cheering up a hospital patient

Send an eCard

A free, quick way to perk up a patient: Choose a design, personalize the message, and send the card by email to a hospital patient.


Choose a Card