Health Care

Norton residents are served by Norton Community Hospital and the Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center Regional Cancer Center. Residents also have access to another hospital in nearby Big Stone Gap. 

Norton Community Hospital

Located in Norton, Virginia, in the heart of Southwest Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains, the Norton Community Hospital (NCH) is a nonprofit, 129-bed, acute-care facility that has been serving southwest Virginia and southeastern Kentucky since 1949. It is the largest health care facility in the coalfield region.

American Osteopathic Association Accreditation

NCH was the first teaching facility accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in the state of Virginia, and hosts residents in internal medicine. The hospital operates several primary care clinics throughout the region.

The Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center

The Southwest Virginia Regional Cancer Center, which opened in April 1995, is located at 671 Highway 58 East, Norton. The center offers a spacious, lodge-like design with a warm, inviting interior. Here, the best in cancer treatment is housed in an environment that is both emotionally and spiritually healing.

The facility offers comprehensive out-patient cancer treatment to patients who have been diagnosed and referred to the facility by their physicians. The center provides a team approach to cancer therapy and provides chemotherapy, radiation therapy, continuing medical education for local physicians, and access to new therapies being researched at major cancer centers. The cancer center offers free cervical, prostate, and skin cancer screenings to the community throughout the year and conducts a fundraiser each year to provide free mammograms for uninsured or under-insured ladies in Southwest Virginia.