Immediate access to quality care in your community is essential if you or a loved one suffers a stroke or other brain- or spine-related condition. Our team at Novant Health UVA Health System provides diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system.
Information about stroke and neuroscience services is listed below.
Emergency treatment for stroke
Call 911 at the first sign of a stroke. The FAST acronym is an easy way to remember the symptoms and warning signs of a stroke and what to do:
- F – Facial paralysis
- A – Arm weakness
- S – Speech difficulties
- T – “Time to call 911”
Do not ignore these warning signs, even if they go away. Stroke is a serious medical emergency and the quicker you receive treatment, the better your chances for surviving the stroke with minimal disability. Our board-certified emergency medicine physicians and specially trained nurses and technologists are here to help.
Similar symptoms may indicate other medical problems, including a transient ischemic attack, or TIA. These “ministrokes” are also very serious. Call 911 for help.
Learn more about Novant Health UVA Health System's telemedicine network that allow you to connect with highly qualified neurologists