Essentia Health-Virginia

901 9th St N Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Emergency Room

Estimated wait time as of 01:41 AM on 07/14/2024

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Essentia Health-Virginia
901 9th St N Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Parking & Entrance Information

You’ll find us across the lot from the Essentia Health-Virginia Clinic. Look for the sign that says Hospital Entrance.

Patient Information

Explore our patients and visitors section to find information about billing, financial assistance, medical records, patient rights and responsibilities, and more.

Joint Commission Accredited

This location is accredited by the Joint Commission. This internationally recognized symbol of quality represents our commitment to providing exceptional patient care. View all our awards and recognitions.

Rely on Essentia Health-Virginia when you or your loved one needs medical care close to home. We're a 30-bed hospital and a Level IV Trauma Center. Whether you're in our 24-hour emergency room or birthing center, our caring, knowledgeable medical providers are here for you.Visit our campus for clinic, hospital, urgent care, and rehabilitation services in one convenient location. If you’re coming from US Highway 169, go east on 9th Street North. We’re at the top of the hill to the left. You can also follow the blue hospital signs in town to find us.

Hospital Services

Whether you need a little help along the road to recovery or around-the-clock medical care, Virginia hospital is here for you. Get healing support near you from a knowledgeable team of medical professionals who offer:

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Services may be provided by a visiting medical provider who sees patients here on a limited basis.
Services may be provided here via a secure video chat with an off-site medical provider.

Inpatient Vs. Outpatient Hospital Services

If you have a test or procedure performed at a hospital but are not admitted, you’re an outpatient. Common outpatient procedures may include X-rays, labs, and emergency room visits. If your doctor admits you to the hospital for an overnight stay, you’re typically an inpatient.One exception to this is if your doctor places you on observation status. In this case, you may stay overnight in the hospital but are still considered an outpatient. If you’re a Medicare patient, your status can affect your coverage. Visit to learn more.

Charges for Hospital Services

We are committed to price transparency and provide a full list of services offered at this hospital and the related standard charges. A charge is defined as the dollar amount Essentia sets for a hospital service and does not include any discounts negotiated with insurance companies.

24/7 Emergency Room

If you or a loved one have a severe or life-threatening medical concern, rely on our 24-hour emergency room. Virginia hospital has a Level IV Trauma Center designation and an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation. Rest easy knowing life-saving support is as close as your local hospital.

Baby-friendly® Designated Birthplace

Essentia Health-Virginia's Birthing Center is here to support you throughout your birthing experience. We do our best to follow your birth plan while keeping you and your baby as safe and comfortable as possible. As a Baby-friendly® Designated Birthplace, we use best practices to encourage mother-baby bonding and breastfeeding.

Compliments & Complaints

If you’d like to share a compliment, concern, or suggestion, please contact our hospital administrator Sam Stone. You can also fill out our online compliments and complaints form.

Support Our Hospital

Have you been inspired by the care you or a loved one received? Support your local hospital by donating to the Virginia Regional Foundation. The Foundation provides financial support to Essentia Health-Virginia and more with help from patients and family members like you.

Nearby Lodging

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mountain Iron (Virginia) offers a medical rate to patients and families visiting Essentia Health-Virginia for care. The hotel is about eight minutes from the Virginia medical campus. Contact the hotel to learn more and book your room.

Whether you’re a patient or a visitor, we want you to feel welcome. Enjoy our onsite amenities, including:


Enjoy fresh, thoughtfully prepared meals right on the Virginia medical campus. We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We also have snacks and grab-and-go options for your convenience. If you’re a patient or visitor and wish to order food for delivery to your room, call 218-741-3340, Ext. 2218 and ask to speak to a cafeteria staff member.

Cafeteria Hours
Monday – Friday: 6:30 am – 5 pmBreakfast 8 am – 9:30 pm 
Lunch 11 am – 1 pm
Dinner 4 pm – 5 pm 


Visit our chapel on the first floor of the hospital. People of all faiths are welcome to enjoy this tranquil, healing space for meditation and prayer. Learn more about spiritual care at Essentia.

Guest Wi-Fi

Take advantage of free guest Wi-Fi.

Enrich the lives of patients at the Essentia Health-Virginia hospital by volunteering. We have wide range of volunteer opportunities, including ones that allow you to interact with patients and visitors.

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore hospital volunteer opportunities such as:

  • Gift shop
  • Greeter
  • Surgery waiting area

Benefits of Volunteering

Besides enriching the lives of others, you can take advantage of:

  • Free meal with three hours of volunteer time
  • Gift shop discounts
  • Social and special recognition events
  • Flexible hours
  • Training

Become a Volunteer

You must be at least 16 years old to apply to volunteer. Call 218-749-9420 to learn more.

Meet the leaders of the Essentia Health-Virginia hospital.


  • Sam Stone, Administrator

Board of Directors

  • Gail Baribeau, Secretary and Treasurer   
  • Kevin Pietrini, Chair   
  • Robert Henderson 
  • Kevin Riess, MD
  • Juliann Paulsen
  • Malati Pemmaraju, MD
  • Thomas Witt, MD
  • Tammy Kritzer

Essentia Health-Virginia has provided high-quality health care to northeastern Minnesota for over 80 years. View our history timeline.

History Timeline

1936 | Virginia Regional Medical Center (VRMC) is established.1999 | The Medical Arts Building is added to campus.2003 | Upgrades are made to the campus. This includes a remodeled emergency room with an enclosed ambulance garage, private patient treatment rooms, a private waiting area, large trauma rooms, and a decontamination station.2005 | VRMC adds an $18 million state-of-the-art clinic.2013 | VRMC joins Essentia Health and is renamed Essentia Health-Virginia.


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