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


NBC4: Overcrowding

As social distancing continues to be one of the best ways to decrease the spread of COVID-19, communities are grappling with new, increasing concern of overcrowding outside. VHC’s Dr. Jennifer Primeggia, Infection Disease Specialist, recently spoke with NBC4 on the unique risks that can come from outdoor crowding and that, while it is a safer […]

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ARLNow: Sidewalk Crowding Poses Coronavirus Threat, Local Experts Say

Crowding on sidewalks, which has occurred outside Arlington bars on recent weekends, has significant potential to spread the coronavirus, according to local infectious disease experts. Confirming fears held by county officials and residents, infectious disease specialists at Virginia Hospital Center and George Mason University said the lack of physical distancing in these crowds, varying levels […]

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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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