ED Visits for Drug Overdose

Quarterly Emergency Department Visits for Unintentional Drug Overdose among Virginia Residents

2019: Quarter 1  Quarter 2  Quarter 3  Quarter 4

2020: Quarter 1

** The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is suspending the publication of the quarterly report during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Quarter 2 (April – June) 2020 will not be published but VDH hopes to resume reporting for Quarter 3 (July – September) 2020. Monthly statistics continue to be published below.

Monthly and Annual Statistics, 2015 – 2020

2015-2020 Statistics (.xlsx file) [Published 09/14/20]


Drug Overdose Case Definitions

This page provides a summary of changes made to the drug overdose case definitions by VDH since September 2016.


Archived Monthly Reports, 2016-2018


VDH Opioid Addiction Data Portal

A data portal presenting health outcomes in Virginia related to opioid addiction and overdose, including an interactive data page for Emergency Department Visits that summarizes Virginia residents who sought care at EDs for unintentional overdose as identified by the chief complaint or discharge diagnosis. ED visits are categorized into three unintentional drug overdose case definitions: all drug overdose, opioid or unspecified substance overdose, and heroin overdose.