ER in Richmond

Trust the region's best care - for life's worst moments.

ER care that could save your life

Chippenham Hospital in Richmond is Central Virginia's premier emergency room. We treat more patients than any other community hospital in Central Virginia, are the region's first level II trauma center and have the region's most trusted pediatric ER.

If you are experiencing an emergency, dial 911 immediately.

Not only is Chippenham Hospital home to the region's most experienced emergency care providers, but we are home to Levinson Heart Institute, Virginia's first heart hospital. Our award winning surgeons perform more heart procedures than anyone else in the area. We are an accredited chest pain center and boast a Joint Commission Disease-Specific Gold Seal for Chest Pain.

Tucker Pavilion, located on our campus with a distinct entrance right inside our main ER, has been providing behavioral health services to Central Virginia for more than a century and specializes in those needing acute intervention. Chippenham is also a Joint Commission Certified Primary Stroke Center, with neurologists available 24/7 to assist you or your loved ones when it's most needed.

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, do not try to drive to the closest ER. Call 911 for transportation to the closest emergency room and immediate medical evaluation.

Quick facts about our Emergency and Intensive Care Services:

  • Level II Trauma Center
  • 50-bed ER
  • Pediatric ER staffed 24/7 with pediatric specialists
  • Express ER for minor illnesses
  • Code ICE (induced hypothermia)
  • Medical surgical ICU with 32 private beds
  • Coronary ICU with 12 private beds
  • Dedicated cardiovascular ICU with 12 private beds and integrated with our cardiovascular stepdown unit
  • Electronic ICU services for 24/7 patient monitoring
  • Eight-bed pediatric ICU
  • 15-bed NICU

ER Wait Times

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Please note hospital policy that patients with life-threatening issues or serious medical conditions will be prioritized.

In an emergency room environment, many unpredictable events can occur that may affect wait times. Most importantly, patients who are in critical condition and need immediate care—often life-saving care—may prolong your wait. Your wait times may also be impacted if we are waiting for:

  • Lab or X-ray results
  • A visit from a consulting physician
  • A pending specific room assignment

We want to make your visit to our ER as comfortable and efficient as possible. If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our staff members. You can research what an average emergency room visit is like ahead of time so you can be prepared when an emergency strikes.

FastER + BettER

Chippenham Hospital is pleased to provide our emergency room patients with electronic ER check-in. This technology helps us triage and treat patients quickly and effectively. It enables our caregivers to retrieve important medical information and to create a paperless electronic record. The process is simple and quick — just like at the airport. Simply scan your driver’s license or enter basic identification information and the reason for your visit to begin the process.