Prevention & Patient Services
The University of Virginia Health System offers a comprehensive stroke prevention and treatment program. We also provide patient education, risk screening, secondary prevention therapies and acute stroke intervention.
- Our services include:
- Stroke Hot Line (434) 924-DOCS: This health information hotline puts you in direct contact with a health care professional knowledgeable about stroke symptoms, stroke treatment and resources. Educational information is sent to all callers through the support of the American Heart Association of Charlottesville-Albemarle.
- Stroke Come Back Club (434) 244-2114: Stroke survivors and caregivers can meet each month to hear presentations on stroke, recovery, and coping and prevention. The meetings are held on the third Monday of every month at noon at the VA Forestry Dept. Building, 900 Resources Drive, Fontaine Research Park. A free lunch is provided. Meetings alternate between speakers and support groups. For more information contact The Stroke Come Back Club Committee at (434) 244-2114 at the UVa Health South Rehabilitation Hospital.
- Stroke Prevention Program (434) 924-9977 or (434) 982-6952: This program can assess your stroke risk and instruct you on how to recognize symptoms and what changes you can make to lower your risk of stroke. Our Neurology Clinic can also evaluate you for participation in clinical research trials that offer approved and newly developed medications. These medications have shown some effectiveness at helping prevent a second stroke or secondary transient ischemic attacks.
Take our online stroke quiz.