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8095 Innovation Park Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

Middle age man with chest pain

Inova Emergency Care

Expert emergency care when every minute counts.

Conditions That Warrant an ER Visit

There may be some reasons for waiting to visit a doctor right now, but some symptoms can't wait. Life-threatening conditions that cause severe symptoms or put your health at serious risk require a visit to an emergency room. These include:

  • Suspected heart attack or stroke
  • Extreme difficulty breathing
  • Severe bleeding or serious cuts
  • Broken bones
  • Poisoning
  • Acute abdominal pain
  • Severe allergic reactions
  • Minor burns and lacerations
  • Minor trauma, including sprains and broken bones
  • On-the-job accidents

Is It Safe to Come To the ER During the COVID Crisis?

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, do not be afraid to come to the hospital for immediate care. Our Emergency Rooms are open for all patients and remain a safe place to seek care.

During this time of COVID-19, Inova has implemented additional procedures at all facilities, based on CDC guidelines, to protect the safety of our patients, team members and community. For more details, visit our Safe@Inova page.

Delaying the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a potential emergency condition can put you at greater risk – particularly for those with symptoms of stroke and heart attack.

Inova Health Talk: Why It's Important to Call 9-1-1 Right Away if You Spot the Signs of Stroke in Yourself or Someone Else

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