Emergency room serving Alleghany County

LewisGale Hospital Alleghany offers high-quality emergency care for patients in Alleghany County and the surrounding areas. The board-certified emergency medicine doctors and specially trained support staff in our emergency room (ER) stand ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide you with fast, effective care.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

Getting to the ER

When you arrive at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany, you will park in the main lot and walk straight under the bay to the second entryway marked emergency entrance. Once you walk through the doors, there will be a receptionist at the front desk to assist you.

Recognized for emergency heart care


LewisGale Hospital Alleghany is recognized as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology This designation exemplifies our expertise and dedication in diagnosing heart attacks efficiently and providing rapid, effective treatments.

Reasons to visit the ER

Some of the symptoms or injuries that warrant a trip to the emergency room include:

  • Animal bites
  • Chest pain accompanied by nausea, sweating and/or shortness of breath (indications of a heart attack)
  • Deep cuts and wounds that won't stop bleeding
  • Head injuries
  • Major trauma
  • Open fractures
  • Sudden onset of severe pain
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Weakness or numbness that is on one side, which could be a sign of stroke
If you're unsure if you should go to the ER, you can call our free, 24/7 Consult-A-Nurse line.

What to expect in the ER

We are committed to providing you and your loved ones with quality, cost-effective emergency care. We want you to know what to expect when you enter the ER and to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. To do that, we will communicate with you clearly at each step, from registration through treatment and discharge home.

Saving lives with advanced communication technology

As part of our commitment to patient-focused care, we were the first hospital system in Southwest Virginia to use a new real-time, cloud-based new communication network and mobile app technology connecting our hospital with emergency medical services (EMS) in the field.

This system enables ER physicians to diagnose a life-threatening event (such as a stroke, heart attack, shock or sepsis) before the patient even arrives at the hospital. It also enables the ER to activate the appropriate healthcare team to begin administering immediate, appropriate and lifesaving care as soon as the patient arrives, further increasing the odds of a successful recovery.

Emergency care at HCA Virginia

Emergency care is the treatment of emergent medical conditions. It is generally performed in an emergency room, but can also refer to treatment in an ambulance. Emergency medicine physicians may treat patients with injuries or infections, in addition to life-threatening conditions.

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