Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia


The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia was established in 1978 to promote awareness about epilepsy, advocate for research to find a cure and provide assistance to those with the disorder. On an annual basis, we help educate around 10,000 consumers with epilepsy and their families and friends to live with epilepsy. In our annual surveys of consumer's main concerns the top priority is invariably promoting awareness. To this day, consumers alert us about the inappropriate reactions when someone has a seizure.

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia office
Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia Office

For more information please visit www.efva.org

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia provides training sessions for professionals, families and colleagues. We also have public education programs with puppets for schools and talk shows on radio and television. Consumer services include one time medication assistance, transportation assistance, and general epilepsy-related emergencies. These services are exclusively for Virginians with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia is an independently incorporated statewide affiliate of the national Epilepsy Foundation.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of consumers, business men and women, and professionals with an interest in epilepsy. A Professional Advisory Board also assists Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia with legal and medical issues.

The Foundation is a nonprofit voluntary health organization exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501 (C) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by individual donors.

Think about us in your work campaigns: Our Federal Campaign number (CFC) is 45453  and our Virginia (CVC) is 6025.

Hours & Directions

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
(434) 924-8669
Or email: Suzanne Bischoff
Our offices are located on 500 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Mailing address: P.O. box 800659
UVa Health Services Center
Charlottesville, VA 22908

Hampton Roads Office

Patty Hood
Phone: 757-652-6565

Northern Virginia Office

Gina Washington
Phone: 703-349-2790

Northwestern Virginia Office

Gina Washington
Phone: 540-908-3400

Richmond Office

Fernando Cordero
Phone: 804-549-9875

Southwest Virginia Office

Kay Hornsby
Phone: 434-386-7725 (Lynchburg)
540-314-8688 (Roanoke)

Upcoming Events

Check the Events page for senior trainings in your area

Watch Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson's PSA on the importance of epilepsy awareness

See pictures of the stroll in the Photo Gallery

Watch epilepsy hero, Andy Smith's PSA about epilepsy awareness

Check the Online Booklets page for Seizure Training for Childcare Personnel

Check the Events page for info about free trainings in your area

Watch the Bus Driver Training on YouTube