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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

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Inova Fairfax Medical Campus
3300 Gallows Road Falls Church, VA 22042-3300
Driving Directions Phone: 703-776-4001

Leading-Edge Care, Close to Home

Inova’s flagship location is Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, a 923-bed medical center serving Northern Virginia, the Washington DC metro area and beyond. We consistently receive accolades for our high quality of patient care and safety in both national and regional rankings. Our campus includes Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Schar Cancer Institute, Inova Children’s Hospital and Inova Women’s Hospital. The campus is also home to Northern Virginia's only Level 1 Trauma Center and offers organ transplant programs for Heart, Lung, Kidney and Pancreas.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is an independent academic medical center and serves as a regional medical school campus. We also provide residency and fellowship training programs for physicians both independently and through multiple graduate medical education partnerships, and we partner with multiple schools of nursing and pharmacy.

Plan Your Visit: Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Visiting Hours

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

Maps, Directions & Parking

Inova Fairfax Hospital

Blue Garage (Off Gallows Rd.):

  • Pediatric Imaging
    • Please note: The hours for Pediatric Imaging are Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. For after hours, please proceed to Main Diagnostic Imaging reception or call 703-776-2992
  • Medical Records Release of Information
  • Gastroenterology Lab
  • Cashier and Medicaid Office

Green Garage (Off Woodburn Rd. / Wellness Blvd.):

  • Main Diagnostic Imaging
  • Patient Rooms in North and South Patient Towers

Gray Garage (Off Woodburn Rd. / Wellness Blvd.):

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital Surgery Center

Inova Heart & Vascular Institute

Gray Garage (Off Woodburn Rd. / Wellness Blvd.):

  • Cardiac Diagnostics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Cardiology Admission and Recovery (ICAR)
    • Registration for cardiovascular surgery, cardiac catheterization laboratory, electrophysiology laboratory, and interventional radiology
  • Valve Program
  • Pharmacy Plus
  • Pulmonary Diagnostics
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Transplant Center

Inova Women’s Hospital / Inova Childrens Hospital

Green Garage (Off Woodburn Rd. / Wellness Blvd.):

  • Antenatal Testing Center
  • C-Section Registration
  • Emergency OB Triage
  • Labor and Delivery

Inova Professional Services Building

Blue Garage (Off Gallows Rd.):

  • Behavioral Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Inova Professional Services Building Surgery Center

Inova Fairfax Hospital Emergency Room and Trauma Center

Please park in the Emergency Center Parking (surface parking right off Gallows Rd.), for the following locations:

  • Emergency Room
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Pediatric Emergency Room
  • Pharmacy Plus

VIP 360

Please use the Gray Garage (off Woodburn Rd. / Wellness Blvd.) for VIP 360 appointments.

Parking Fees

Parking in either the Green, Blue or Gray garage is $5 per day. This fee is waived if the visitor exits within 30 minutes. Long-term parking passes are available from the parking cashier and in the lobby gift shops.

Campus Map

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available in front of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital Surgery Center, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova Emergency and Trauma Center, and Inova Professional Services Building. There is a $5 charge for valet parking.

Patient/Visitor Drop-Off

Patients or visitors with limited mobility can be dropped off at the entrances to Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, Inova Fairfax Hospital Surgery Center, Inova Women’s Hospital, Inova Emergency and Trauma Center, and Inova Professional Services Building.

Bus and Metro Access

There is a bus stop for Metro and Fairfax Connector buses located on the side of the Green Parking Garage. Please refer to and for more information and bus schedules.

If you would like to connect to the Metro rail lines, take the Fairfax Connector bus (Route 401) to the Dunn Loring station to connect to the Orange Line, or to the Tysons Corner station to connect to the Silver Line.

Hospital Shuttle Bus

An on-campus shuttle bus stops at every parking garage and hospital entrance every 15-20 minutes to transport patients and visitors around campus.

Public Transportation

Bus and rail schedules are available at the information desks in the tower lobby of Inova Fairfax Hospital or in the Inova Children's Hospital/Inova Women's Hospital lobby.

Metrobus and Fairfax Connector buses stop at the Green Garage near entrance 1.

Metro - Rail & Bus

Fairfax Connector

One route of the Fairfax Connector bus system includes a stop at the hospital campus.


A subsidized service for Fairfax County residents, Fastran provides transportation to health care appointments for those who meet income guidelines. Confirmation of eligibility is required in advance. Call 703-222-9764.

Taxi Service

Fairfax Yellow Cab (703-534-1111) maintains taxi hotlines in the hospital's Tower lobby near the gray elevators and in the Inova Children's Hospital/Inova Women's Hospital lobby near the vending machines.

Phone Numbers

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus | Inova Fairfax Hospital main number: 703-776-4001

Inova Women's Hospital: 703-776-6000

Inova Children's Hospital: 703-776-4002


South Side Café

Located in the South Patient Tower on the 1st floor. South Side Café offers a variety of food options including sandwiches, soups, burgers, pizza, a salad bar and other fare.

Service Times:

  • Pizza, grill, soups, salads, coffee and Grab n' Go: available 24/7
  • Entrée line and Freshens smoothies: 6:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily 

Healthy Heart Café

Located in Inova Heart and Vascular Institute on the 2nd floor above the Heart & Vascular lobby, the café offers a variety of healthy food options including soups, sandwiches, a salad bar and other fare.

Service Times:

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Park Avenue Café

Located on the first floor of the atrium, Park Avenue Café offers a wide variety of breakfast and lunch foods.

Service Times:

  • Monday through Friday
    6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday
    9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Panera Bread

Located off the Inova Children’s Hospital ground floor lobby. Panera Bread serves a variety of dishes such as pasta, sandwiches and soups.

Service Times:

  • Sunday through Saturday
    6 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
  • Closed Christmas Day

Starbucks Coffee Kiosk – Inova Women's and Children's Hospital Lobby

Located in Inova Women's Hospital ground floor lobby, the coffee kiosk offers a full service coffee bar, sandwiches and other light fare.

Service Times:

  • Monday through Friday
    6 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee Kiosk – Inova Professional Services Building

Located in Inova Professional Services Building ground floor lobby, the coffee kiosk offers a full service coffee bar, sandwiches and other light fare.


  • Monday through Friday
    7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Vending Machines

Additional soda, juice and snack food vending machines are located throughout the hospital. Main locations are in the Emergency Room, just off the Inova Children's Hospital/Inova Women's Hospital lobby and the Inova Fairfax Hospital Surgery Center lobby.

Guest Meal Trays

Meal trays are available for visitors who wish to eat in the patient’s room. Visitors must request a guest tray through the unit nurse. Once approved, the order will be taken along with the patient’s order in the room.

Gift Shops

Assorted snack foods are available.

Hotel & Motel Guide

The hospitals on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, including Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Children's Hospital, Inova Women's Hospital and Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, have negotiated special room rates for patients and family members at nearby hotels and motels. Rates are based on availability and apply only to patients and/or family members unless otherwise stated. Rates are subject to change, so please call ahead to verify the current room rate.

Please contact the hotel/motel directly, or visit their website, for any questions concerning location, transportation, pricing, discounts, up-to-date rates and availability.

View the local hotel guide 

Gift Shops

mug with flowersInova Fairfax Medical Campus offers multiple locations for our popular gift shops. We offer a wide selection of gifts for all ages, in addition to a range of fresh flower arrangements, snacks and convenience items.

See sample flower and balloon selections

Call us at 703-776-3470 for a custom order.

Come see us or take advantage of our convenient phone-in option. We can help you find the perfect gift.

The Gift Shops are in need of adult volunteers. Daytime, evening and weekend shifts are available. Click here to volunteer 

Inova Fairfax Hospital Gift Shop

Located in the main lobby

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Inova Children's Hospital Gift Shop

Located in the ICH lobby

  • Monday – Friday
    9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday – Sunday
    9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Inova Heart and Vascular Institute Gift Shop

Located on the ground floor of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute

  • Monday – Friday
    9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday
    9:30 a.m.– 5 p.m.

Flowers & Balloons

Below are only a few examples of our beautiful fresh flower bouquets and arrangements. Every purchase counts: our three shops provide 95% of the funds generated to grants, scholarships, and programs for our campus. We can also create snack baskets for families. For pricing and current selections, call 703-776-3470.

See gift shop locations & hours

square vase arrangement
Square Vase


babys first wagon (girl) arrangement
Baby's First Wagon (Girl)

babys first wagon (boy) arrangement
Baby's First Wagon (Boy)

colorful cube arrangement
Colorful Cube

purple country basket arrangement
Country Purple

jumping for joy arrangement
Jumping for Joy

dozen roses multi-color arrangement

Dozen Roses Multicolor

sunny daisies arrangement
Sunny Daisies

dish garden arrangement
Dish Garden

get well mug arrangement
Get Well Mug

masculine arrangement
Masculine Arrangement

zen artistry arrangement
Zen Artistry

get whale soon balloon
Get Whale Soon Balloon
smiley balloon
Smiley Balloon

lotsa love bear arrangement
Get Well 
(includes bear and candy)

be happy mug arrangement
Be Happy

blue vase arrangement
Blue Vase arrangement
pink vase arrangement
Pink Vase arrangement

happy everything balloon arrangement
"Happy Everything"
Chocolate truffles and happy face balloons

dinosaur messenger
Dinosaur Messenger
With an easy-care air plant 

We have so much more! Give us a call at 703-776-3470 so we can customize your flowers, snacks, or gift basket.

Chaplain / Spiritual Care

Spiritual care, also known as pastoral care or chaplaincy, is intended to facilitate healing by improving the well being of patients, family members and staff.

At Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, our professionally-trained chaplains are available to serve the whole person – body, mind and spirit – by addressing the individual needs of the patient, family members and staff.

Our chaplains focus on supporting the journey toward a deeper spiritual meaning and understanding of suffering, sickness, health and wellness through direct service, education and consultation.

How to Reach Us

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

1st Choice: Tell the nurse (or any healthcare provider) that you would like to see a Chaplain.  It is best to have a healthcare provider contact us on your behalf.
2nd Choice: Call x 3767 from a hospital phone or 703-776-3767 from an outside phone.

Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Emergencies only; ask nurse to contact us.

When to Call a Chaplain

  • When you feel anxious or fearful about your condition
  • When you are experiencing difficult feeling such as anger, guilt, depression, etc.
  • When you simply wish to tell your story
  • When you desire prayer, religious, or spiritual support
  • When you receive upsetting news
  • When you are struggling with the meaning of illness in your life
  • When you are grieving a loss through death or capacity
  • When you are facing end-of-life questions
  • Sacraments

What We Offer

  • Spiritual and emotional support for patients and family members
  • Compassionate and attentive listening
  • Support as you cope with illness, new diagnosis, chronic and long-term illness
  • Assistance in reconciling your beliefs and values with healthcare decisions
  • Assistance as you search for trust and inner peace
  • A loving and considerate presence
  • Help in recognizing and utilizing your inner strengths

How We Serve

  • A chapel is available for everyone as a place of meditation and prayer
  • Professional chaplains that make religious/spiritual care assessments and who develop spiritual care plans
  • Visitations and screening of religious/spiritual needs by pastoral care volunteers
  • A calming presence in the midst of the storm
  • Patient advocacy
  • Eucharistic ministers
  • Contact of your pastor, rabbi, imam or spiritual caregiver at your request

Worship Opportunities

Catholic Mass

  • Fridays, 11:30 a.m. (Interfaith Chapel)
  • Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. (Conference Room D-E-F, Original Building)
  • Special masses held on Holy Days of Obligation, Christmas and Easter will be posted on the Chapel door.


The Interfaith Chapel is available at all times for private and group prayer, unless otherwise reserved. Prayer rugs and other resources are available in the chapel.

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 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.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus at a Glance

  • Home to Inova Women's Hospital, the only dedicated women’s hospital in Northern Virginia
  • Home to Inova Children's Hospital, an award-winning 226-bed facility devoted to the care of infants, children and adolescents
  • The flagship location of Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), we have the region's only dedicated cardiac hospital, housing the most advanced technology and facilities focused on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital offers Northern Virginia’s only level 1 trauma center for treating the most critically injured patients
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital has a robust organ transplantation program, including heart, lung, kidney, and pancreas transplant services
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital is consistently recognized for excellence and innovation
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital is a teaching facility, serving as a regional medical school campus hosting medical student rotations for VCU and has affiliations with the medical schools at UVA, Georgetown, and GWU
  • Our campus is host to a range of graduate medical education programs including both residency programs and fellowships. In addition to six independent Inova training programs, we also partner with Georgetown, GWU, The National Capital Consortium (military program), VCU, Howard and NIH to provide training in a total of 19 specialty training areas
  • Site of the VCU School of Medicine Inova Campus and the VCU School of Pharmacy Inova Campus
  • We partner with eight nursing schools to provide training to students from George Mason, George Washington, Marymount, Shenandoah, Georgetown, Catholic and Stratford universities as well as Northern Virginia Community College
  • We also have partnerships in place with seven schools of pharmacy including Butler, Howard, Notre Dame, Shenandoah, University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland and the VCU School of Pharmacy

Services Offered at Inova Fairfax Hospital

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Breast Health 
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Cancer Genetic Counseling
  • Cancer Services
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Childbirth Services
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program
  • Diabetes Education Services
  • Emergency Services 
  • Endoscopy Services
  • Gynecology
  • Heart and Vascular Services
  • Heart Rhythm Treatments
  • Heart Transplant
  • Heartburn Treatment
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Joint Replacement
  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Liver Disease Services
  • Lung: Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant
  • Medical House Calls
  • Mental Health Services 
  • Neuroscience Services
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Robotic-Assisted daVinci® Surgical Technology 
  • Senior Services (Geriatrics)
  • Spine Services 
  • Stroke Services
  • Surgical Services
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Transplant Services
  • Trauma Center
  • Vision Services
  • Women's Services

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