From Babies to Seniors, Inova Alexandria Hospital Provides World-Class Medical Care
Inova Alexandria Hospital is a 318-bed community hospital that offers a full range of healthcare services and has received national recognition for healthcare excellence. We are dedicated to continually expanding our programs and services to help ensure we meet the healthcare needs of the communities we serve today and in the future.
Plan Your Visit: Inova Alexandria Hospital
Inova offers open visiting hours to its patients, meaning there are no specific times family and friends can visit. Our patient-centered philosophy states that the patient determines who visits and when they visit. We believe surrounding our patients with the people who matter most is important to the healing process. See additional visitation guidelines
Directions & Parking
Inova Alexandria Hospital is located four blocks east of I-395 at 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.
- Free valet parking is available at the patient entrance.
- Free visitor parking is available in the general parking lot on North Howard Street.
- Paid visitor parking is located next to the visitor entrance. All visitors must pay the regular fees posted for the paid parking lot.
The staff at the information desk in the visitor lobby will assist you.
Stops are located close to the hospital on both Seminary Road and N. Howard Street. Schedules are available at the information desk in the main lobby. The following buses stop at the hospital on Seminary Road:
- Metro buses
Destination – Van Dorn/Ballston.
Pick up at Van Dorn (yellow line) or Ballston (orange line) Metro stations
Destination – Tysons Corner/Alexandria
Pick up at King Street (yellow and blue lines) or West Falls Church (orange line) Metro stations
- DASH buses
Destination – The Hamlets
Pick up at Braddock Road Metro station (yellow and blue lines)
Destination – Landmark
Pick up at Braddock Road Metro station (yellow and blue line)
If you are on a regular diet, you may choose food for the following day from the menu selection. When your physician prescribes a special diet, you may select meals within your dietary restrictions. For special requests, feel free to speak with one of our registered dieticians by calling 703-504-3043. We invite you to order a guest tray for visitors at a nominal cost. Just notify your nurse as early as possible.
Patient Meal Times
Breakfast 7:30 — 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Dinner 4:45 — 5:45 p.m.
The cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital. The vending area is open 24 hours a day for sandwiches, drinks and other light fare.
Breakfast: 6:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Limited offerings*: 10 — 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Limited offerings*: 2 — 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5 — 7 p.m.
*Hot and cold beverages, fruit, snacks, grab-and-go salads and such
Perk 'n Place Coffee Cart (Atrium Coffee Cart)
A coffee cart, located in the atrium, provides an assortment of bakery items as well as coffee specialty drinks. Coffee cart hours are Monday — Friday, 6:30 — 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.
For additional information on any of these services, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 703-504-3036.
The Little Shop at Inova Alexandria Hospital is located in the main lobby of the hospital, near the visitor entrance.
We carry a variety of gifts, magazines, cards, fresh flowers, assorted snacks and personal care items. All products are available in The Little Shop or by telephone order during business hours. We deliver to the patient's bedside. Profits from the shop are donated to the hospital.
The shop is operated by The Board of Lady Managers
Gift Shop Hours
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. — 5 p.m. and 5:30 — 8 p.m.
Saturday: Noon — 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon — 4:30 p.m.
Other Gift Services
Balloon bouquets are available through the Volunteer Services Department located on the ground floor near the cafeteria. Call 703-504-3030 for more information.
Chaplain / Spiritual Care
The director of Pastoral Care and the staff of volunteer chaplains, including clergy and lay ministers from the community, are available to provide emotional and spiritual support for patients and families during hospitalization.
Please feel free to contact a chaplain by making a request through your nurse or physician, or by calling a chaplain directly at Pastoral Care at 703-504-3852.
In keeping with our mission to improve the health of the diverse community we serve, Inova has put in place a tobacco-free policy. The policy bans tobacco use of any kind in our facilities and anywhere on our grounds, and applies to everyone, including our patients, visitors and staff. In adopting this policy, Inova joins more than 400 hospitals and health systems nationwide that have similar policies in place.
If you currently use tobacco, we can offer you medicine that will help you not use tobacco while you are a patient at Inova. Please keep in mind that, during your stay here, you may not leave the nursing unit to use tobacco products. If you use tobacco while you are a patient under our care, we may contact your physician to discuss whether you should be discharged. This policy protects you from the ill effects of tobacco use (such as slower healing times) and protects other patients in the hospital from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.
Please tell your family members and visitors about our policy so that they understand they cannot use tobacco products in our facilities or anywhere on our grounds while they are visiting you. We have signage posted throughout our facilities that also indicates our new policy.
We understand that the decision to use tobacco products is a personal one. We are not asking anyone to quit using tobacco, only to refrain from doing so on our campuses. If you or a loved one would like assistance with quitting, we can help. Please ask our staff about Inova's tobacco-cessation resources.
Thank you for your compliance with our tobacco-free campus policy.
Services Offered at Inova Alexandria Hospital
- Breast Health
- Cancer Services
- Cardiac Surgery
- Childbirth Services
- Diabetes Education Services
- Emergency Services
- Endoscopy Services
- Heart and Vascular Services
- Heartburn Treatment
- Interventional Radiology
- Joint Replacement
- Medical House Calls
- Neuroscience Services
- Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services
- Rehabilitation Services
- Sleep Disorder Services
- Spine Services
- Stroke Services
- Surgical Services
- Women's Services