Emergency services

Quality emergency care, conveniently located

When the unexpected happens, you need emergency care that you can rely on. Our emergency rooms are equipped to care for any medical emergency, 24 hours a day. Our advanced emergency medical services ensure quick response and treatment in any situation. In addition to expert emergency medicine physicians, nurses and technologists, our emergency room facilities are equipped with patient monitoring systems, X-ray technology, on-site labs and surgical suites to provide you with cutting edge and convenient care.

When to go to the emergency room

If you or a loved one experiences any of the following symptoms, call 911 immediately and request to be taken to the Novant Health UVA Health System emergency department nearest you:

  • Injuries from an accident or fall
  • Deep cuts or bleeding that won't stop
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Pregnancy-related problems
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Heart attack symptoms, such as chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath or unusual nausea
  • Stroke symptoms, such as sudden numbness or weakness of face, arms and/or legs; trouble speaking, severe headache with no known cause
  • High fever and vomiting that continues nonstop for several hours
  • Seizures
  • Signs of meningitis: severe headaches, neck / joint pain and stiffness, vomiting, high temperatures and cold extremities

When to go to urgent care

Urgent and express care offices provide convenient and cost-effective services for medical issues that are not life-threatening, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Animal bites
  • Asthma – mild to moderate issues
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Colds and coughs
  • Cuts, including cuts requiring stitches
  • Earaches
  • Fevers or flu
  • Infections
  • Sore throats
  • Sprains
  • Upset stomach
  • Urinary tract infections

Learn more about when to visit a Novant Health UVA Health System Urgent Care or Express Care location.