Fairfax County residents have access to top quality medical services. More than 5,000 physicians practice in northern Virginia, including 3,000 doctors in Fairfax County.
The county is served by many fully accredited area hospitals, including Inova Health System's Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Mount Vernon and Alexandria hospitals and Inova Hospital for Children and HCA's Dominion Hospital and Reston Hospital Center. In addition to the local hospitals, research hospitals such as Johns Hopkins, Georgetown and George Washington are close by.
Inova Fairfax Hospital is a 833-bed tertiary care hospital, which houses Northern Virginia's only level 1 trauma center for treating the most critically injured patients, the nation's fifth busiest obstetrics program, and is one of only six community hospitals in the nation offering the full spectrum of organ transplantation.
The Fairfax County Health Department provides services that promote and protect public health and the environment and ensures residents access to health services and information. The department operates clinics, care centers and district offices throughout the county.