Your health and safety is our highest priority.

Everyone at Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is working tirelessly to manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis. Please know that we prepare and train for this type of situation. We are in constant communication with federal, state and local health officials, and are following the latest safety and treatment guidelines.

We are here for you. Our staff is specially trained to manage patients with respiratory illnesses, and we are adapting to meet the dynamic challenges of COVID-19. Our team is determined to do whatever it takes to continue to provide excellent care to our patients and our community.


If you are looking for general information or have questions about COVID-19, these websites are updated regularly and provide the most current recommendations on prevention, testing and other situation updates:

The Virginia Department of Health has activated a public information line, 877-ASK-VDH3, for questions from residents about the novel coronavirus.

As part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, we are able to share these updated resources from Mayo Clinic Experts


WUSA9: Here’s Why and How Hospitals are Helping Healthcare Workers

Healthcare workers taking care of patients in the current pandemic are wearing masks and other protection for hours on end. VHC’s Chief Nursing Officer, Melody Dickerson, MSN, RN, CPHQ spoke to WUSA9 about the impact of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to those on the front lines of COVID-19 — and what VHC is doing to […]

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Amazon Delivers 10,000 Meals to Arlington’s #HealthcareHeroes

We are grateful to our new neighbors, Amazon, for delivering meals to our team last week! The company has committed to donating thousands of meals to local #healthcareheroes during the month of May. Thank you for taking care of not only our team, but local Crystal City restaurants that have also been impacted by COVID-19. […]

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AARP: The Doctor Will See You Now: In-Person Visits Slowly Resume

Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, doctors’ offices throughout the country have scaled back staff, postponed preventive appointments and switched in-person visits to online video chats as much as possible. Dr. William Anderson of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group shared what VHC has been doing to address patient’s concerns during COVID-19 and how […]

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Press Releases

Virginia Hospital Center Now Using Rapid Result Abbott ID NOW COVID-19 Test

Virginia Hospital Center (VHC), a community-based hospital providing medical services to the Washington, DC metropolitan area for 75 years, is among the first hospitals in the nation to receive the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), delivering positive results in as little as five minutes and negative results in 13 minutes.

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