University of Virginia Health System
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
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.
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.
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.
Blue Ridge Health District (Virginia Department of Health)
1138 Rose Hill Drive
The Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) has five health departments and one community-based clinic providing public health services to over 250,000 people in Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson, VA. They offer free children's immunizations and adult immunizations for a fee.