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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Think You Have COVID-19?

Free drive-thru testing events are happening in Charlottesville and surrounding counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson.

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.

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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).

    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 & 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.

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    Coronavirus Articles

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