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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Think You Have COVID-19?

Feeling Sick? Call Before You Come

Stay home if you think you've been exposed to COVID-19, and you have:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Call your local clinic or 434.982.6843 before coming to the hospital.

Stay safe: Read about coronavirus prevention.

Latest Updates

  • Visitors no longer allowed in the hospital, with some exceptions
  • Some appointments and procedures being rescheduled. Sick visits and critical procedures still happening. Call your clinic with questions or to reschedule.
  • Entrances to facilities have been restricted. See where to go.
  • We're screening everyone who enters one of our facilities. 
  • The emergency department is still open for emergencies and urgent care needs.
  • Valet parking is only being offered to patients with disabilities.
  • Flower delivery no longer allowed at this time.
  • We're performing our own testing for people with a referral. See your provider.
Patients: What to Do
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With schools closed and events cancelled, it's hard to know what actions to take. Good hygiene and self-care matter more than ever. Find out things you can do to help our community during this outbreak.

Find out what you can do
What We're Doing at UVA
Handwashing is key to coronavirus prevention

Our job remains, as always, to care for and protect the health and well-being of our patients, team members, and the community. Find out about the steps we've taken as part of our coronavirus response.

See the steps we're taking
Visitor Restrictions
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For the health and safety of our patients and team members, we've restricted visitation to the hospital. If you have a surgery or appointment, review our current visitation guidelines before you come.

Read visitation guidelines
Testing & Treatment

We have dedicated resources in place for screening, testing and treatment. All of our practices follow guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Screening

If you feel sick or think you have coronavirus, call your UVA clinic. We'll ask you a series of questions. We'll then know if you need testing.

Testing

If your provider decides you need testing for COVID-19, they can send you to our special referral-only clinic. Contact your primary care doctor if you think you're having symptoms. Only a doctor can decide if you need to be tested.

Early-stage infections don't always show up on the test. You may still develop symptoms. Stick to good hygiene practices, especially if you've traveled or been exposed to an infected person.

Treatment

If the test confirms that you have COVID-19, what happens next depends on your symptoms. Most people can stay at home as they recover. If needed, we can provide home monitoring. If your symptoms worsen, we'll admit you to the hospital. No vaccines or cures for coronavirus exist. But medical care can help you manage symptoms.

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