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Emergency Department

The Fauquier Health Emergency Department cares for patients who need emergency care and immediate medical attention. Our renovated and expanded ED facility is staffed and equipped to provide general emergency services, trauma care, pediatric care and radiography services — 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Fauquier Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is a 33-bed unit that includes two state-of-the-art trauma suites and a dedicated room for obstetrical patients. It also includes several negative-pressure rooms for containment of infectious diseases.

Last year more than 32,000 patients sought care in our spacious and comfortable waiting room and triage area. The level of care available ranges from advanced life-support measures to the treatment of minor illnesses, injuries and chronic medical conditions. Individuals with less serious health issues are moved directly to the Minor Care unit, which allows for quicker treatment and shorter wait times. The ED Minor Care unit is open Sunday through Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For current wait times, see the top left of any webpage on this site.


  • An ED-dedicated CT scanner provides convenient access and quicker results for ED patients.
  • Two state-of-the-art trauma suites that allow maximum use of space in the event of large-scale accidents or tragedies.
  • A dedicated room for obstetrical patients.
  • Two negative pressure rooms for potentially contagious patients prevent the spread of infections.
  • New technology includes: a digital imaging system that allows physicians to view X-rays within seconds; voice recognition dictation system; an electronic patient tracking system, which allows hospital personnel to see and update the location and status of each patient from anywhere in the ED.     
  • Portable digital X-ray machines that can travel from room to room, for patient comfort and convenience.
  • Streamlined admission procedures through bedside registration.
  • To see our complete list of Medical Imaging options, click here.

Advanced Certifications

Fauquier Hospital is a Certified Primary Stroke Center recognized by the Joint Commission.
Fauquier Hospital's Emergency Department is an accredited Chest Pain Center.

Heliport for Life-Saving Transport Services

A heliport, located adjacent to the ED, allows for rapid helicopter transport of critically ill or injured patients to the nearby major Trauma Center at Fairfax Hospital (Fairfax, VA). Other referral sites within close flight distance include Children’s National Medical Center, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington Hospital Center and George Washington University Hospital, all located in Washington, DC.

Pediatric Care in the ED

At Fauquier Health, we hold a very special place in our hearts for the children who visit us for care and treatment. We believe all of our pediatric patients are VIPs. That’s why we have created the VIPeds program to address the special needs of children under the age of 18.

Hospitals can be scary, particularly for youngsters. We strive to create a child-friendly environment and to treat our young patients in a special manner to make their stay with us as comfortable and non-stressful as possible. From kid-friendly room décor to teddy bears and our tower of treats, we strive to make our children feel at home during those traumatic times when they really would rather be home.

Recognizing that treating young patients is more involved than just modifying the room décor, staff training is a major component of our VIPeds program. Our pediatric staff receive ongoing training on topics such as medication dosing, pediatric safety devices, pediatric IV placement and care, age-based care, and triaging pediatric patients.

Laboratory, Pathology and Medical Imaging

The blood draw, laboratory and pathology departments, as well as Medical Imaging work closely with the Emergency Department staff to provide those services.

Billing/Insurance Information

When you come to the Emergency Department, bring your insurance information. It is important for you to know whether the Fauquier Hospital Emergency Department is a network provider for your insurance plan. If it is not a network provider, it may increase your out-of-pocket costs. The physicians and services offered in the Emergency Department may bill separately. If you do not have insurance, a self-pay discount is offered.

For more details on billing and payments, go to The Billing Process: What You Need to Know.

The Fauquier Health Emergency Department

500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton, Virginia 20186
Chairman: Dr. Michael Jenks, Emergency Medicine