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About Providence Hospital

Providence is a 408-bed hospital in Washington, DC with an expert medical staff of more than 500 providers. Located near the Catholic University of America and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, our hospital is situated on a 36-acre campus within a vibrant suburban residential community. 

Access to the hospital is easy and safe, and parking is plentiful and free of charge. Providence is also easily accessible through the Community Physicians Network, comprised of 17 ambulatory care sites in Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

Providence Hospital is proud to be part of the Ascension Health System, the nation’s largest Catholic nonprofit health system. Ascension has more than 1,400 facilities across the country and leads the field in world-class medical staff, cutting-edge technology and quality patient care.

A History of Distinction in Innovative Patient Care 

Founded in 1861, at the invitation of Abraham Lincoln, the Daughters of Charity began their service to District residents who were sick, poor and vulnerable. 

President Abraham Lincoln signed an Act of Congress to charter Providence Hospital, the longest continuously operating hospital in Washington, D.C. 

Providence established itself as a teaching hospital when other District hospitals were flooded with war wounded during the Civil War.  Providence is still a teaching hospital, offering three graduate medical teaching programs and serving as a rotational site for nursing and medical students and residents.

Providence Hospital has changed location three times since 1861.  Our current campus in northeast DC continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of today’s healthcare consumers.

Providence’s Mission

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we serve all persons with joy, care, and respect, giving special attention to persons who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry improves the health of individuals and of our community with compassion and justice.

Providing Centers of Excellence in Medicine

Providence Hospital is staffed by a diverse and talented group of medical professionals committed to the core values that shaped our original patient experience in 1861. 

We offer expert care in a variety of medical specialties, including:

For More Information about Physician Specialists

To find a physician specialist, please call Providence Hospital’s Physician Referral Service at 1-855-823-WELL (9355) or uses our Find a Physician search

Main hospital Phone: (202) 269 7000

Providence Hospital, 1150 Varnum Street, N.E. Washington, DC 20017 2180