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University of Virginia Health System
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Phone numbers and addresses
General Info: 924-0000
Patient Referral: 243.3675
Admitting: 924-2264
Emergency Room: 924-9287
Poison Control: 800-222-1222

The health system has a major trauma center, regional referral center and teaching hospital with many specialized and general care clinics and medical departments, including allergy, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pathology, behavioral medicine, urology and plastic surgery. Some physicians will accept patients only on referral from outside doctors; others can be contacted directly. UVA is consistently ranked among the top 100 hospitals nationally.

Elson Student Health Center
UVA Health Sciences Center
Jefferson Park Ave. & Brandon Ave.
Box 378, Charlottesville, VA 22908
Fall/Spring Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Holidays/ summer: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Allergy shots: Tue, Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The health center is for students only, not family members, who can still be treated at other facilities. Services consist of general outpatient medical care, including specialty services in gynecology and mental health. When necessary, Student Health will refer patients to physicians in other specialties. Regularly enrolled students are not charged for office visits, but clients must pay for lab work, medicine and supplies. The staff can help determine what type of payment needs to be made at the time of visit and may send a copy of your insurance information to Clinical Laboratories in the Medical Center for insurance filing. If you don't want an insurance claim filed, you may pay a discounted price at Student Health. Counseling is available for students and their families. Small group sessions are offered on personal development, career issues, stress management and school pressures. See the FAQ page for more information.

Family Medicine
After hours emergencies: 924-0000
Three offices: Crossroads, Stoney Creek, and the closest, the Primary Care Center (924-5348)
UVA Hospital, off Jefferson Park Ave.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Family Medicine is open to the general public, including UVA students' families, and the faculty and staff. It provides general medical care including obstetrics and office surgery and specializes in handling family health problems. It has both pediatricians and general practitioners available for appointments.

Martha Jefferson Hospital
General Information: 654-7000 or (800) 633-6353

Health Connection: 654-7009 or (888) 652-6663
500 Martha Jefferson Dr.
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Martha Jefferson moved to its new facility on Pantops Mountain in August 2011. The not-for-profit hospital has 176 licensed beds. More than 200 physicians are affiliated with Martha Jefferson. Services include family-centered maternity care, physical and occupational therapy, outpatient surgery, the Cancer Care Center, state-of-the-art medical imaging (e.g., MRI and Ultrafast CT Scan), and a 24-hour emergency department with "quick track" for less serious conditions. Midwives are on staff. Health Connection offers classes in handling asthma, migraines, diabetes, etc., and offers advice in choosing a physician connected to Martha Jefferson.

Charlottesville/Albemarle County Health Department
1138 Rose Hill Drive
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The health department offers free children's immunizations and adult immunizations for a fee.

Children, Youth & Family Services Inc.
1000 East High St.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

CYFS is a United Way member agency. Its programs include Family Partners, Runaway Shelter and Childcare Resource & Referral Service. It offers qualified professional counseling on problems of marriage, parent-child relationships and personal adjustment.

Region 10 Community Services Board
800 Preston Ave.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
500 Old Lynchburg Road
2000 Michie Drive

Region 10 provides outpatient counseling for individuals, families, couples and children. Mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse counseling are among its services.


With two hospitals and a plethora of medical professionals, Charlottesville is well-endowed with health resources. For more information check the Monticello Avenue Community Website.


For UVA clinics in outlying counties, find a location near you.


The UVA Medical Center has routinely been named one of the nation's 100 Top Hospitals by HCIA and the Health Network. U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Hospitals." In 2011, five specialities (cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gynecology; and neurology and neurosurgery) were nationally ranked. The hospital was among 140 facilities reviewed, or fewer than 3 percent, to rank in any of the 16 specialty review areas.


Virginia Law Families Tip:

If you need to take a child to an emergency room, the UVA hospital has a separate pediatric E.R. (entered through the main E.R.) that is always well staffed with very child-friendly folks.


Are you, a friend or family member having trouble with alcohol or drug use? Try these helpful agencies:

Al-Anon (family group)
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcohol Safety Action
Narcotics Anonymous
Drug & Alcohol Referral Line
(800) 662-4357

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