The safety of our patients, faculty, staff and students is a top priority for Marshall Health. This page has up-to-date information and resources regarding our preparation and response to the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.

Marshall Health is prepared to respond to any potential cases of COVID-19, should they arise, and has well-established protocols for addressing outbreaks of this nature. We follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources guidelines for identification and management of outbreaks. We have procedures in place to care for any patient who meets CDC screening criteria. 

Marshall University and Marshall Health officials are continuing to closely monitor the public health situation related to the coronavirus COVID-19

There are currently 237 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in West Virginia and two COVID-19 related deaths. As of April 3, an additional 6,130 negative cases have been reported in West Virginia.

*NOTE: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) is the official reporting agency for COVID-19, which in turn provides official case numbers to the CDC. Medical providers are required to report test results to their local health departments, which provide them to DHHR. Commercial/private labs are also required to report test results to DHHR. However, the reporting of negative and pending tests to DHHR has been inconsistent, thus causing a delay in official reporting.

Latest Updates

March 27, 2020 // 4:30 p.m.

Marshall Health offers drive-through testing at two locations

Drive-through testing for individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, including fever, new cough or new shortness of breath are available in the parking lots of the following Huntington locations:

  • St. Mary's Center for Education | 304-696-2220
    2853 5th Avenue, Huntington
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • Marshall University Medical Center/Cabell Huntington Hospital | 304-696-2900
    1600 Medical Center Drive, Huntington
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Individuals should bring their insurance information and a valid ID. A physician order is not required; however, only those meeting the testing criteria during screening will be tested.

Patients and residents of the Huntington area may also contact Marshall Health's COVID-19 Information Line at 304-696-2900 to speak with a nurse, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

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Our Experts

As part of an academic health system, Marshall Health has a number specialists in the Division of Infectious Disease on hand who are trained to address infectious diseases. If you are a member of the media who would like to request an interview with one of our subject matter experts, please contact Michele McKnight, community and media relations coordinator at 304-691-1713. 


WV DHHR 24/7 Hotline

Marshall Health COVID-19 Information Line
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday

Student Health Services

Cabell-Huntington Health Department Call Center
8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday-Friday

Public Health Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
World Health Organization

Travel Updates

U.S. Department of State 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention