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

The recent increase in the number of positive COVID cases and the RED designation in Mineral County has made it necessary to adjust visitation guidelines at Potomac Valley Hospital. We appreciate your cooperation and patience during this time.

At this time, there is no-visitor policy in effect.

  • This includes all inpatient, outpatient, surgical, and emergency services.
  • Limited exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis (i.e. end of life, pediatrics). Those patients will still be limited to one visitor.
  • Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter under any circumstances.

The hospital understands how important it is to its patients’ care to allow for visitation.  We understand how important it is to our patient’s care to allow for visitation and are currently offering families and patients alternate ways to connect with their loved ones. Please understand that the visitor policy’s restrictions are made with patient and caregiver safety as our highest priority.

*Exceptions to visitation will be made based on patient condition and on a case-by-case basis by the department leader and/or house supervisor. 


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.