ED Visits for Drug Overdose

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) monitors overdose emergency department (ED) visits using data reported by hospitals and freestanding EDs in Virginia. Data are for Virginia residents only. The data provide information on health trends rather than exact numbers of overdoses in the community. You are encouraged to learn more about syndromic surveillance, including its limitations, before using the data.

ED Visits Dashboard

Interactive data dashboard showing overdose ED visits by year, drug type, age/sex, and city/county. (2018-2022)

Monthly & Annual Statistics
(Excel file download)

Monthly and annual overdose data by city/county, health district, health region, and drug type. Note: Population rates use Single-Race population estimates beginning with 2024 data. (January 2015 - May 2024)



Quarterly Report

Most recent quarterly overdose ED visit trends statewide and by sex, age group, and health region.
(Quarter 1 2024; Published 4/10/24)

Case Definitions

Case definitions for all drug, opioid or unspecified, heroin, and stimulant overdose visits.

Previous Overdose Reports

Previous monthly and quarterly reports of overdose ED visits, annual statewide overdose ED visits by demographics.

Feedback Survey on Data Usage

Complete a quick survey to share your experience using overdose data.



Find out more at VDH Drug Overdose and Related Health Outcomes.


Didn't find what you were looking for? To request additional data, please email overdose@vdh.virginia.gov.