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Coronavirus

Novant Health UVA Health System updates on novel coronavirus preparedness
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Information is available here for staying up-to-date on the coronavirus and managing medical care for your family within Novant Health UVA Health System.

Begin your coronavirus self-assessment

Click the orange tab on the right side of the screen to take this screening assessment. This tool can help you determine your risk level and potential next steps.

Virtual care is available

Novant Health UVA Health System provides easy and convenient ways to connect with your provider through online services to receive minor diagnoses, prescriptions and professional advice from your care provider.

You can schedule a future video visit or fill out a comprehensive e-visit questionnaire by logging on to your MyChart account. If you are new to Novant Health UVA Health System, you can still create a MyChart account and receive virtual care from our providers.

MyChart is a secure, online health management tool that connects you to your personalized health record – from anywhere, at any time. MyChart also enables you to stay in touch with your provider, receive test results and ask questions regarding your plan of care.

Learn more

If you are a new patient and need help finding a provider, click here.

Hospital visitor restrictions

Out of concern for the health and well-being of our patients and to help control the spread of respiratory illnesses such as the coronavirus, Novant Health UVA Health System is restricting visitation for patients in our hospitals except for laboring mothers and patients who are minors (under age 18).

Additionally, as of April 14, we will begin asking all visitors in patient care areas to mask with a surgical/procedural mask. Approved visitors will be provided with a surgical mask to utilize for the duration of their visit, along with a paper bag to store their mask if leaving the facility and returning.

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Elective procedures, visits and services limited

Novant Health UVA Health System will be following expanded recommendations from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Surgeon General and American College of Surgeons and prioritizing services at its hospitals and clinic locations.

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Giving

Novant Health UVA Health System is grateful for the outpouring of support that our organization continues to receive from our communities. Your continued encouragement and numerous offers of goods and services have been very appreciated during our response to COVID-19.

For the safety of our team members and patients, please review our guidelines for donations.

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Clinic visitor restrictions

Please come to all clinical appointments alone, if possible. The Novant Health UVA Health System Medical Group has visitor restrictions in place. We are requesting that patients come alone to office appointments unless necessary (e.g., patients who are minors or who have ambulatory issues). If visitors are required and cannot wait in the car:

  • Only one visitor may accompany each patient.
  • Visitors must be healthy (no cough, fever or flu-like symptoms).
  • Visitors must be 13 or older, unless they are seeking medical care.
  • Visitors will be asked to wait in the exam room with the patient.

Call your doctor before visiting

Call your doctor before going to the emergency room or a clinic if you think you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus or have symptoms.

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Resources

Prince William Health District COVID-19 Response Line

The Prince William County Medical Reserve Corp is staffing a call center with registered nurses and supporting staff to answer questions about the coronavirus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily: 703-872-7759.

Virginia Department of Health

The Virginia Department of Health has a public helpline for questions about the coronavirus: 1-877-ASK-VDH3 (1-877-275-8343). Community resource specialists are available to answer questions from the public in English or Spanish.

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Novant Health UVA Health System actualiza sobre la preparación del nuevo Coronavirus

Aquí hay información disponible para ayudarle a mantenerse al día sobre el Coronavirus y a administrar la atención médica para su familia dentro del Sistema de Salud UVA de Novant Health.

Coronavirus FAQs

All community events and classes at our facilities and sponsored by us in the community are canceled until further notice, including lactation classes, facility tours and Baby Cafés. We encourage expecting moms to consider online childbirth education.

Sign up for online childbirth education

If you have traveled from an affected area, and you develop symptoms during that period such as fever, cough or trouble breathing, we recommend seeking medical advice by first calling your Novant Health UVA Health System provider before you go. This is so we can work on providing you a plan for care without potentially exposing others. While sick, avoid contact with people, don’t go out and delay any travel to reduce the possibility of spreading illness to others.

Yes. We understand this is a time of stress and uncertainty for many in our communities. Novant Health UVA Health System has been hard-at-work building on our preparedness plans and our infectious disease experts are closely monitoring this ever-evolving situation. The best thing you can do right now is stay informed with accurate information, stay calm and do what you can to reduce your chances of catching any respiratory viruses. This includes washing your hands and, if you have respiratory symptoms, calling your healthcare provider before arriving for an appointment to limit the spread of illness. For severe symptoms or a medical emergency, call 911.

Yes. The CDC recommends using alcohol-based hand sanitizers with more than 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol. Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds is equally effective.

Currently, no vaccine is available to prevent COVID-19 infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid exposure to this virus. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyday preventive actions to help limit the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

We understand that the virus spreads through close person-to-person contact. Much like influenza, when an infected person coughs or sneezes, respiratory droplets are produced with potential to affect those nearby. COVID-19 is also spread through contact with fecal matter.

For COVID-19 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people becoming severely ill or even dying. Symptoms can include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

The outbreak of a new coronavirus in late 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, can now be found around the world, including the United States. The virus is now called SARSCoV-2 and the disease that it causes is called COVID-19.

Coronavirus Assessment