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Coronavirus & COVID-19

Think You Have COVID-19?

Worried you've been exposed to COVID-19? We're partnering with the Virginia Department of Health and other organizations to offer free testing in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson.

Find out when and where you can get a free drive-thru test.

Feeling Sick? Call Your Clinic

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.

    Latest Updates




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    Virtual Visits

    Many clinics now offer appointments through online video and phone calls.


    Call your clinic to see if these options work for you.

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    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. Learn about 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. If you have a surgery or appointment, review our current visitation guidelines before you come.

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    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).


    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.


    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 & Research

    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.

    We've also joined national research looking into a possible coronavirus treatment. If you have COVID-19, you could join this clinical trial.

    Coronavirus News

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    COVID-19 Discovery in Children May Inform Vaccines, Treatments

    A commentary highlights how new COVID-19 findings have important implications for the development of vaccines and immune therapies for the disease.

    UVA-Designed COVID-19 Swab to Support High-Priority Testing Across Virginia

    The Commonwealth of Virginia will receive 60,000 nasopharyngeal swabs weekly to support high-priority COVID-19 testing across the state, thanks to a…

    When Can Kids Return to Sports After COVID-19? Doctors Weigh In

    Pediatric cardiologists are offering important advice on when it is safe for children and teens to return to playing sports after recovering from…

    Four Free Weekly COVID-19 Testing Events Planned

    To help keep Charlottesville and the surrounding area safe, UVA Health is teaming up with the Virginia Department of Health, Thomas Jefferson Health…

    Coronavirus Articles

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    Why You Really Need a Flu Shot During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Although the country’s focus is understandably on the COVID-19 pandemic, flu season is upon us whether we’re ready or not.

    Afraid of Public Restrooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    Afraid of Public Restrooms During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    Before the pandemic, you likely never worried too much about using public bathrooms. Try these tips to make it as safe as possible.

    Stroke & Coronavirus: What Younger Adults Need to Know

    Stroke & Coronavirus: What Younger Adults Need to Know
    As information about COVID-19 unfolded, doctors noticed a troubling trend. Some mildly ill young people developed blood clots and experienced strokes…

    Q&A: Should Kids Go Back to School During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

    Q&A: Should Kids Go Back to School During the Coronavirus Pandemic?
    Are kids less likely to transmit coronavirus? What's the best approach for safe learning? Our experts weigh in.

    Don’t Postpone Medical Care Any Longer: 5 Appointments You Should Reschedule

    Don’t Postpone Medical Care Any Longer: 5 Appointments You Should Reschedule
    As stay-at-home orders begin to ease, you should be thinking about more than going to your favorite restaurant. Now is the time to also reschedule…