For a life-threatening emergency,
Quality emergency care, conveniently located
When you have a medical emergency, every second matters. At Novant Health Prince William Medical Center, we are committed to providing quality emergency care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Click here for ER Wait Times.
We hope you never need our expert emergency care, but if you do, we’re always here. Our emergency department is equipped with patient-monitoring systems, advanced imaging technology, on-site labs and surgical suites.
State-of-the-art emergency care
Our medical center also features a helipad that facilitates MEDEVACs or air ambulance transfers of patients to trauma and other specialized units. This allows us to accept patients from remote areas without local hospitals or facilities capable of providing the level of emergency care needed.
We also utilize LifeNet, a web-based data management system that allows emergency responders to send test results from the field to the hospital in advance of the patient’s arrival. Instead of waiting for a patient to arrive by ambulance, physicians and staff can get to work on a treatment plan several minutes before the patient even arrives.
ER wait times
As an additional convenience, you can find ER wait times on our website. These times are updated every five minutes to give you the average time from registration to being assigned a doctor.
to go to the ER
hesitate to come to the emergency room (ER) if you experience any of
from an accident or fall
cuts or bleeding that won't stop
attack symptoms: chest pain, sweating, shortness of breath or
symptoms: sudden numbness or weakness of face, arms and/or legs;
trouble speaking, severe headache with no known cause
fever and vomiting that continues nonstop for several hours
of meningitis: severe headaches, neck/joint pain and stiffness,
vomiting, high temperatures, cold extremities
When to go to the urgent care
Many types of non-life threatening
injuries or illnesses can be treated appropriately and more
affordably at an urgent care location.
mild to moderate
including cuts requiring stitches