When minutes matter, we're moments away.

At Henrico Doctors' Hospital, our fast, friendly emergency room provides the highest quality care for all ages when you need it most. Our 24/7 commitment to care ensures that patients will be seen quickly (our average ER wait time is less than 10 minutes) by our board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

Our expert team assesses each patient upon arrival, meaning there is also virtually no wait time for potentially life threatening conditions, such as chest pain or stroke.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital Emergency Room Fast Facts

  • 24 dedicated beds
  • Board-certified emergency medicine physicians on-site 24/7
  • Immediate bedding, allowing patients to be taken quickly to a treatment room
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) certified staff
  • Electronic ICU services (remote monitoring)
  • Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center
  • Joint Commission Accredited Emergency Chest Pain Center
  • Cardiac catheterization lab
  • 64-slice CT scanner
  • Digital x-ray and ultrasound
  • Access to a full complement of disease-specific specialists on-site
  • Helipad access for the most serious emergencies and transfers

Specialized Pediatric Care

The ER can be a scary place for kids. As a parent, you need the assurance of compassionate, expert care. That’s why we strive to give you peace of mind that your little one receives the best possible care in a comfortable, kid-friendly environment.

When your child needs emergency care, trust the experts at Henrico Doctors' Hospital. Our Pediatric Emergency Room is designed to care for children with little to no waiting and a dedicated team of board-certified pediatric emergency doctors who are specially trained to care for child-sized emergencies. Plus, your child will have direct access to our onsite pediatricians and pediatric specialists.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital Pediatric Emergency Room Fast Facts

  • 5 dedicated pediatric private rooms
  • Board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians on-site
  • Immediate bedding, allowing patients to be taken quickly to a treatment room
  • Use of the Artemis Broselow pediatric accurate dosing system
  • Nursing team specially trained in pediatric medicine
  • Board-certified neonatologists on-site 24/7
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • NICU Developmental Follow-Up Clinic

Recognize the Signs

Two of the most common life-threatening emergencies are heart attacks and strokes. In both cases, time is crucial. Being able to recognize the symptoms can help save the life of you or someone you love.

Chest pain is often a symptom of heart disease. It occurs when the blood vessels leading to the heart are blocked. This results in less blood, and therefore less oxygen, reaching the heart muscle. When the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen, chest pain and other symptoms result. Chest pain of any kind deserves a medical evaluation to determine its cause.

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unexplained anxiety
  • Weakness or fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Cold sweat
  • Sudden pale color
  • Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or a burst. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, so it starts to die.

    Learn to recognize a stroke quickly:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause