What are outpatient services?
Outpatient services are medical procedures or tests that can be done in a medical center without an overnight stay. Many procedures and tests can be done in a few hours. Outpatient services include:
- Wellness and prevention, such as counseling and weight-loss programs.
- Diagnosis, such as lab tests and MRI scans.
- Treatment, such as some surgeries and chemotherapy.
WVU Medicine Rehabilitation Services provides inpatient and focused outpatient care for illness, injury, or disability to improve each patient’s quality of life and independence. Our highly trained and licensed physical, occupational, and speech therapists provide evaluations and treatment for a variety of adult and pediatric conditions.
Conditions We Treat
As a part of the largest academic healthcare system in the state of West Virginia, WVU Medicine Rehabilitation Services offers specialized care for a range of conditions, including:
- Lymphedema (swelling that can occur with cancer treatment, congenital defects, trauma, or surgery)
- Orthopaedic conditions affecting the bones, joints, muscles, and nerves that enable movement
- Speech, language, voice, and other communication and thinking disorders
- Spine conditions, including herniated discs, pinched nerves, neck pain, and low back pain
- Swallowing difficulties
- Balance, endurance, and mobility impairment
- Communication disorders
- Developmental and physical motor delays
- Gait abnormalities
- Motor sequencing and coordination difficulties
- Muscle weakness
- Sensory and perceptual issues
- Swallowing disorders
Treatments and Services
We work closely with you and your medical provider to develop an individualized treatment plan that will help meet your health goals and use the latest technology and treatment protocols. Depending on your individual condition, your provider and rehabilitation specialist may recommend a range of treatments.
Our team of physical, occupational, and speech therapy experts will assist you with clinic and at-home therapeutic exercises and activities, assistive devices, task modification, and other daily coping strategies. We provide neurorehabilitation (combines neurology and rehabilitative medicine) and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Lymphedema evaluations and management are performed by a specially trained, licensed occupational therapist certified by the Lymphology Association of North America. Speech and swallowing therapy is provided by a licensed speech/language pathologist certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Pediatric patients are treated at the WVU Medicine Children’s Neurodevelopmental Center, and our physical, occupational, and speech therapists are experts in providing care to children with developmental disorders and delays, as well as functional difficulties that result from injury and illness. We work with families and a multidisciplinary team of providers to help each child achieve their optimal developmental and functional potential.
Camden Clark’s Outpatient Diagnostics offers a full range of health services in one convenient location. All of the procedures done are performed under the watchful eye of our highly skilled healthcare professionals, employing the latest technology to ensure optimum diagnostic accuracy. All procedure results are provided by the highly qualified physicians of WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center.
- Computer tomography (CT) scans
- Diagnostic X-ray
- Laboratory draw station
DiagImage2Computed tomography (CT) an imaging method that uses x-rays to create cross-sectional pictures of the body. Certain exams require a special dye (contrast) be given through an intravenous line (IV) in your hand or forearm. The contrast helps the radiologist see certain areas more clearly. Once the patient is inside the scanner, the machine’s x-ray beam rotates around the patient. Generally, complete scans take only a few minutes. An appointment is required.
Ultrasound is a very valuable tool in diagnostic imaging. Ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to acquire images. Ultrasound can provide information on organ structure, movement and blood flow, and the exam is typically painless and brief. An appointment is required.
DiagImage1X-rays are a form of radiation, just like visible light. A machines sends individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer is used to record the images that are created. Structures that are dense (such as bone) will block most of the x-ray particles, and will appear white. Routine X-ray exams such as chest, abdomen, spine, legs and arms do not require a patient to have an appointment. Please bring your written physician’s order when visiting.
Our Laboratory draw station offers individuals and physician-referred patients convenient and easily accessible laboratory services. The laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. A physician’s order is required to have laboratory work collected at this site. No appointment is required.
OP Services Peri-Op
- Mon-Friday 7am-end of cases
- pH testing Bravo
- Esophageal Manometry
- OP surgeries Monday-Friday
- OP surgeries limited on Saturday
- OP Same Day Surgery area
- Pre-admission testing department Monday-Friday
The diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases (hematology) and cancer (oncology) and research into them.
Medical Oncology Services:
- Clinical Trials
- Genetic Testing
Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses energy in the form of radiation to destroy or slow the growth of cancer cells. Radiation works by damaging the DNA of the cancer cells. Radiation oncologists use radiation to treat cancerous and noncancerous diseases.
At the WVU Cancer Institute, our team of radiation oncologists, nurses, therapists, dosimetrists (specialists who help develop your radiation plan), and medical physicists work together to plan and deliver the most precise, safe, and effective care for you.
The Department of Radiation Oncology is accredited by the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s Accreditation Program for Excellence. Ours is the first radiation oncology facility in West Virginia to receive a four-year accreditation.
Radiation Therapy Treats Many Different Cancers
Radiation therapy is sometimes used as a stand-alone cancer treatment. It can also be used with other treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery.
- Radiation therapy and surgery — Oncologists often combine surgery with radiation. It can be used before, during, or after surgery to shrink the tumor or destroy any remaining cancer cells.
- Radiation therapy and medication — Radiation therapy is often given to patients receiving chemotherapy to weaken or destroy cancer cells.
We use radiation therapy to treat many different types of cancer, including:
- Head and neck
- Leukemia and lymphoma
Types of Radiation Treatment We Offer
Many factors determine what type of radiation therapy will best treat your cancer. These include the type, size, and location of the cancer, your age and general health, and whether you will have other types of cancer treatment.
A radiation oncologist may use computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, positron emission tomography (PET) scans, and ultrasound images to help with the planning of your radiation treatments.
Our radiation oncologists perform the following therapeutic procedures:
- Brachytherapy — This is a treatment approach that places radioactive material, or sources, directly into the tissue where there is cancer. We use this type of radiation to treat head, neck, breast, cervix, prostate, and eye cancer. There are different types of brachytherapy procedures.
- External beam therapy — External beam therapy typically involves daily radiation treatments for one to eight weeks. These treatments are most commonly given using a machine called a linear accelerator.
- Gamma Knife radiosurgery — This therapy is used to target tumors in the brain. It uses a computer to target the tumor location and deliver extremely accurate high-dose radiation.
- Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) — This approach allows for imaging before and during your treatment. CT scans are used to make sure your body is positioned correctly, so the radiation targets the tumor with great precision.
- High-dose-rate (HDR) remote after loading — This technique uses a device to deliver a highly radioactive source directly to a treatment site in order to administer a prescribed radiation dose.
- Intensity-modulated radiation therapy — This approach uses computer programs to deliver high-dose radiation from many angles. It helps doctors avoid nearby healthy tissue and organs while precisely radiating the tumor.
- Respiratory gating — Some tumors can move when you breathe, particularly if they are located in your lungs, abdomen, or chest. This technique accounts for these movements when delivering radiation.
- Intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) — This radiation treatment is delivered directly to a small area of the body all at once. It is commonly used during a breast biopsy procedure to radiate the biopsy cavity.
- Stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) / stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) — This treatment uses precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors and other problems in the brain. Therapy is often delivered in one to five treatments.
- Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) — This is a treatment similar to SRS, except it is performed on tumors outside the brain.
The clinical laboratory at CCMC is located in the Medical Office Building – B. The laboratory performs testing on clinical specimens in order to get information about the health of the patients as they relate to diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of disease. We provide services for patients of all ages. The laboratory is divided into sections, anatomical pathology, microbiology, chemistry, hematology, blood bank, cytology and phlebotomy. The laboratory at CCMC performs testing on both inpatients and outpatients. Over 98% of the testing is done in our own lab. There are several convenient locations for outpatients including the Diagnostic Center at the Patriot Center, Garfield Medical Complex, Belpre Primary Care, and at Medical Office Buildings B and C. The Laboratory is accredited by both the College of American Pathologists and CLIA.
- Complete Blood Count (CBC) – provides important information about the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood.
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP) – a blood test that measures your sugar level, electrolyte and fluid balance, kidney function.
- BMP or Basic Metabolic Panel – a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, and kidney.
- Lipid Profile – a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy in your body.
- Urinalysis – a test performed on a patient’s urine sample that is important in diagnosing conditions including urinary tract infections, bladder and kidney cancer, and diabetes.
- Microbiology Cultures – a method of multiplying microbial organisms by letting them reproduce in predetermined culture media under controlled laboratory conditions.
- PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen – an antigenic enzyme released by the prostate and found in abnormally high concentrations in the blood of men with prostate cancer.
- Pap Smears – a screening test for cervical cancer. Cells scraped from the opening of the cervix are examined under a microscope. The cervix is the lower part of the uterus (womb) that opens at the top of the vagina.
- Prothrombin Times/INR – a blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot. A prothrombin time test can be used to check for bleeding problems. PT is also used to check whether medicine to prevent blood clots is working.
- TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone – a TSH test is used to measure the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. It will help your doctor determine if you need medication to treat hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) or hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid gland).
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)
- BMP or Basic Metabolic Panel
- Lipid Profile
- Microbiology Cultures
- PSA or Prostate Specific Antigen
- Pap Smears
- Prothrombin Times/INR
- TSH or Thyroid Stimulating Hormone
- Chest x-rays
- Small Bowel
- Ba Swallow
- Modified or Video Swallow
- CT of the Head
- CT of the Chest
- CT of the Abdomen and Pelvis
- CT Biopsies
- Ultrasound (US)
For same day surgical procedures:
- Patient history (completed by phone)
- Blood labs
- Chest x-ray and EKG (when applicable)
- COVID swab testing (when required)
Medical Office Building – B
705 Garfield Avenue
Monday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 6:00am – 12:00pm (EKGs)
Medical Office Building – C
604 Ann Street
Monday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group Vienna
800 Grand Central Mall, Suite 4
Monday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m..
Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Garfield Medical Complex
2012 Garfield Avenue Suite 1
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2838 Pike Street
✔ CT Scan
Monday 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
108 Osprey Drive
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group Belpre
610 Washington Blvd.
✔ CT Scan
✔ Bone Density
Lab & EKG Hours:
Monday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
CT & Bone Density Hours:
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.*
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.*
*All Lab Services at Mid-Ohio Valley Medical Group Belpre Closed Daily from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.