Potomac Valley Hospital COVID-19 Updates: What you need to know specific to PVH

Due to the recent decrease in the number of local COVID-19 cases, visitation guidelines at Potomac Valley Hospital have been adjusted.

General Visitation Guidelines

  • All individuals must be masked while in the facility
  • Social distancing requirements must be maintained
  • Visitors may not travel to common areas
  • Children under age 16 are not permitted
  • All visitors are required to register and be screened

Emergency Department Visitation

  • One designated adult visitor
  • Others are required to wait in their vehicles

Outpatient Surgical / Procedural Visitation

  • Patients may be accompanied by one adult to registration
  • Visitors are required to wait in their vehicle during procedure

Inpatient Visitation

Visiting hours: 12 pm-7 pm

  • One designated adult visitor
  • Others are required to wait in their vehicles

There is no visitation for other services at this time.


COVID-19 Testing

Potomac Valley Hospital has established a drive-through collection point to collect specimens from pre-screened patients to test for COVID-19.

The drive-through collection is located in the Seneca Lane parking lot, which is across the street from the hospital.

The drive-through tent is open Monday – Friday from 10am – 2pm.

Patients, with a valid physicians order in EPIC, who meet criteria for testing, will be asked to schedule an appointment for drive-through testing by calling 304-597-3610. WVU Medicine staff will collect the specimens, using appropriate precautions, and send them  for analysis. Patients will typically learn test results in three-to-four days, although time will likely vary based on the volume of tests being performed.