Last updated March 30, 2020

Hospital Visitation

For the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees, effective Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital is suspending visiting hours for all units until further notice. The only exception is end-of-life situations, where two visitors will be permitted.

All non-employee persons will be screened upon entering the hospital at the welcome desk and outpatient surgery, as well as, the Melenyzer Pavilion according to the CDC guidelines.

HealthPlex Walk-in Mammogram Hours Change
Until further notice, HealthPlex Imaging is temporarily discontinuing walk-in mammograms on Saturdays only. Walk-in mammograms will still be accommodated at HealthPlex Imaging on weekdays and Tuesday evenings. Walk-in mammograms are also offered at Monongahela Valley Hospital on weekdays.

What to do if you are feeling ill

Anyone who is experiencing flulike signs or symptoms should contact their primary care physician (PCP). If you do not have a primary care physician (PCP), please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) at 877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

Please do not go to the hospital without contacting your PCP or PADOH first, unless you are in severe respiratory distress. If that is the case, please contact your hospital first before going there.
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Coronavirus Screening Questions

It is important to get a proper diagnosis as early as possible. A proper history and physical examination by the physician along with corroboration of the diagnoses with certain tests is helpful. Commonly used tests are:
  • Have you had any of these symptoms in the past 14 days:
    • Fever of 100.4 or higher
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
  • Have you traveled outside of the United States in the last 14 days?
  • Have you had any contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation?
If they answer "yes" to any of these questions, they cannot enter the hospital.

Facts About COVID-19

How to protect yourself against COVID-19

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 (pdf)

COVID-19 FAQs (pdf)

A Message from Washington County (pdf)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - CDC Web Site