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Emergency Services – Russell County Hospital



ER visitation restrictions

Ballad Health is currently allowing 1 designated patient-support person – or visitor – for the duration of each patient’s visit or hospital stay. The patient-support person – or visitor – will only be allowed onsite from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Exceptions may be made in labor and delivery, and emergency departments where one guest is permitted at all times, and during extenuating circumstances or in the case of end-of life-care.

Screenings and face mask requirements

Each visitor will be screened for potential signs of illness and required to wear a cloth face covering, which they need to provide for themselves.

Due to the increased risk of virus transmission, masks with vents and/or valves are not permitted.

These measures are to help contain coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Please read more about these visitation restrictions.

No one plans to visit the ER. It just happens, usually when you least expect it.

The emergency department at Russell County Hospital in Lebanon, Virginia, is open 24 hours a day, year-round.

The ER is staffed by specially trained physicians and other healthcare experts to diagnose and treat emergency illnesses and injuries.

The hospital also features a heliport to accommodate patients who arrive by helicopter or who must be transported outside the area for certain types of specialized care.

About the Russell County ER

The Russell County Hospital emergency room provides you with access to:

  • 24-hour physician coverage
  • A modern ER facility
  • Key diagnostic services, including radiology and laboratory
  • Registered nurses who have specialized training and experience
  • Intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Respiratory therapy


Dr. Norman Rexrode serves as the medical director for the emergency department. He also serves as EMS medical director for Southwest Virginia.

Need emergency help?

Call 911 immediately if you’re experiencing a medical emergency (or think you might be but aren’t sure).

The ER is located at:

Russell County Hospital
58 Carroll Street
Lebanon, VA 24266