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

Visitation guidelines at Potomac Valley Hospital have been updated as of February 16, 2022:

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 patient-approved adult primary visitor per patient in the Emergency Department. (with the exception of any COVID-19 suspected or know COVID-19 positive patient).

Outpatient Surgical / Procedural Visitation

  • At this time there are no visitors allowed for surgical procedures.

Inpatient Visitation

  • One patient-approved adult primary visitor per day. (Exceptions will be made for end of life and pediatrics patients).
  • No overnight visitation.

Outpatient / Clinic Visitation

  • One patient-approved adult primary visitor per day.

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 7am – 5pm.

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.