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Visitor Information - Inova Alexandria Hospital


Visitation Policy

For hospitalized patients, visitation hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Patients may have two visitors at a time (ages 12+) during visitation hours. Minors must be accompanied by an adult (for pediatrics that adult must be a parent or caregiver) at all times.

Exceptions to time restraints and number of visitors may be made for end-of-life situations* and visits from the clergy./p>

Pediatric patients may have two parents/guardians or substitute caregivers at bedside 24/7.

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Visiting Hours

Directions & Parking

Inova Alexandria Hospital is located four blocks east of I-395 at 4320 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA 22304.

  • 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.
  • Valet parking is temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

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Public Transportation

Taxi Service

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)

Phone Numbers



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.

Cafeteria Hours

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.

Gift Shop

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, balloon bouquets, 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: 9 a.m. — 5 p.m.

Phone: 703-504-3150

Chaplain / Spiritual Care

Visits are made during day and early evening hours or when the spiritual care volunteer makes regular rounds. The on-call volunteer responds to emergency calls at other times. Call 703-504-3852 or call 703-504-3000 and ask the operator to page the on-call chaplain.

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Smoking Policy

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 team members. 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 team members about Inova's tobacco-cessation resources

Thank you for your compliance with our tobacco-free campus policy.