A UVA ER team pushes a patient on a gurney

Emergency Services

COVID-19 Service Changes
It's safe to come to the emergency room for strokes, heart attacks, and injuries. Everyone gets screened for the coronavirus. Visitors not allowed.

You get in a car crash. Your father has a stroke. Your child can’t breathe in the middle of the night. As you race to the hospital, do you know what to expect? People throughout central Virginia depend on the emergency services at UVA. However severe your injuries or illness, we’re here. We have the expertise and the resources to treat the entire spectrum of patients, from infants to the elderly.

Trauma, Intensive Care, & Emergency Services

Our emergency services include:

  • An adult emergency room where specialists can evaluate and care for your most critical needs
  • A separate children’s emergency room and lobby, with dedicated care spaces
  • A Level 1 trauma center, where surgeons and specialists care for you if you’ve been physically assaulted, in a car accident or experienced other trauma or injury
  • Our poison call center, which can help with everything from accidental medication ingestions to snake bites
  • Several intensive care units (ICUs), including pediatric, heart and surgical ICUs, which monitor and care for those who need life-supporting measures and close observation 
Rehab Services
A woman learning to walk with crutches after traumatic injury getting UVA  rehab services

Getting over a traumatic event takes time. Regaining your body's agility can feel painful and slow. Find specialized rehab services designed to help you heal from your specific type of injury. 

See rehab services
Poison Center
A small child ingesting household poisons - call the poison center

Have you been poisoned? It's not always easy to tell, especially if your child has swallowed something and can't tell you what. Save a trip to the ER and call our poison control experts first.

See more about the poison center
Emergency Transport
Emergency transport at UVA includes this Pegasus helicopter

Our emergency vehicles don't just get you to the hospital as fast as possible. Our Pegasus helicopter and ground vehicles come equipped with technologies that allow us to treat you on the go.

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