Continued COVID-19 Coverage
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.
March 20, 2020 // 8:45 a.m.
Marshall Pediatrics is committed to the health and safety of our patients and their families. To that end, we are making changes to how we serve our patients in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
As outlined below, starting Monday, March 23, 2020, we will begin seeing sick patients at some locations/times and well/routine patients at other locations/times. These changes are being instituted to keep our patients and their families safe and healthy by limiting any possible exposure to COVID-19 to the fullest extent possible. Non-essential routine visits will be rescheduled as outlined below. You will be contacted by Marshall Pediatrics staff if you need to reschedule.
These changes will be in place until we otherwise notify you. During this time, our physicians and staff will be working different shifts/locations than you may be accustomed. We ask for your patience during this time as you may not see your regular physician. Rest assured that all our doctors meet the high standards of Marshall Pediatrics. Further, we need you to know that the time will come when we get through this and get “back to normal.” When that happens, your regular doctor will resume her/his regular hours and her/his regular office location.
- Main Office (Marshall University Medical Center) - This office is open for sick visits and pediatric specialty visits only. Any visit with a specialist will still be at this location unless you are contacted and told otherwise. This includes pediatric allergy, pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric cardiology. All non-specialty visits at this location will be for sick visits only. This office location will not see routine visits or well-child checks until further notice.
- Marshall Pediatrics NowCare - This office location will continue as normal with no changes in hours.
- Marshall Pediatrics - Route 60 - The office at HIMG beside our NowCare (the usual location of Dr. Naegele, Dr. Dunlap and Dr. Dolan) will see sick visits only. This location will not see routine visits or well-child checks until further notice.
- Marshall Pediatrics - Third Avenue - This office location will see routine visits and well-child checks only until further notice. There will be no sick visits at this location. We are also reducing the type and number of routine visits we see at this location to only those essential vaccinations in the first four years of life. Dr. Lewis will continue to see patients in the rear portion of this office.
- Marshall Pediatrics - Teays Valley - This office location will see well-child and routine visits only in the morning and sick visits only in the afternoon. As at Third Avenue, we are reducing the type and number of routine visits we see at this location to only those essential vaccinations in the first four years of life. Any patient of Dr. Klimek will be contacted regarding any potential changes.
When coming to any office visit in which you are showing symptoms of respiratory illness, please wear a face mask if you have one available. If you do not have one available, you will be screened when you arrive and one will be provided to you.
March 19, 2020 // 10:15 a.m.
As a way to keep both our patients and staff healthy, screenings are now underway at the entrances of the following Marshall Health clinic locations as well as a number of our satellite offices. Patients and visitors will be screened for symptoms of respiratory illness (fever, cough, shortness of breath) prior to entering the building.
- Byrd Clinical Center - Staff are meeting patients at a tent near the entrance and providing them with a mask, as needed. Screenings are available 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday.
- Marshall University Medical Center – Patients and visitors are asked to only use the main entrance at the medical center. Screenings are available 24 hours, Monday – Friday.
- Marshall Health-Teays Valley – Screenings are available at the entrance 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Drive-through testing for patients with a physician order begins today, March 19, at 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the St. Mary’s Center for Education at 2853 5th Avenue in Huntington. Drive-through testing is ONLY available for individuals with a valid order from a physician. Individuals should bring their physician order, insurance information and a valid ID with them. Beginning Friday, March 20, the testing site will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. A physician order can be obtained through a screening process via your primary care physician or by calling Marshall Health's COVID-19 Information Line at 304-696-2900.
March 16, 2020 // 10:10 a.m.
Marshall Health has implemented the following policies in all its clinic locations until further notice:
- Patients with scheduled appointments are encouraged to come to their visits alone. However, if necessary, visitors will be limited to one per patient in the clinic or facility at a time. Likewise, no more than one person may accompany a child to an appointment.
Exceptions to these restrictions may be made on a case-by-case basis based on special circumstances and/or prior approval of departmental leadership. Patients should call their doctor's office in advance of their appointment for consideration.
Patients with symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or those who have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 should call the Marshall Health COVID-19 Information Line at 304-696-2900 (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or the West Virginia DHHR Hotline at 1-800-887-4304 (24/7, toll-free) prior to coming to visit a doctor. If symptoms are severe and emergency care is recommended, patients should provide advance notice to EMS or call ahead to the hospital emergency department prior to arrival.
Marshall University announces plans to temporarily transition to distance instruction due to COVID-19. Marshall will suspend in-person classes next week—March 16-20—to allow faculty to prepare for altered course delivery following Spring Break. The week of suspended classes will be followed by the scheduled Spring Break March 23-27. Beginning Monday, March 30, all class instruction will be delivered non-face-to-face. These distance methods will vary from class to class, and may include online, e-mail or other means.
Marshall Health has set up a dedicated phone line at 304-696-2900 for the general public, particularly for patients who think they may have been exposed to the virus. The line is staffed by health care professionals from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Marshall University continues COVID-19 preparations. For now, the university’s academic calendar remains unchanged. University officials have started communicating with deans and faculty about how to prepare should it become necessary to adopt alternate learning options for any portion of the current semester. For example, it may be prudent at some point in the semester to change to non-face-to-face learning options and then switch back to face-to-face toward the end of the semester. We hope these modifications to teaching methods will not be necessary, but we want to be prepared.
There have been no changes to residence hall or dining accommodations for students remaining on campus during Spring Break. All services will be available as planned.
Decisions regarding the cancellation of university events and programs are being made on a case-by-case basis. To date, the only event that has been affected is this weekend’s HerdCon, which was cancelled on the advice of the university’s chief medical officer.
March 9, 2020 // 4:45 p.m.
Marshall University extends international travel ban, establishes travel registry. Marshall has extended the prohibition on university-sponsored international travel through at least April 30. As Spring Break approaches, students, faculty and staff who have plans to travel either internationally or to affected areas in the U.S. are strongly urged to reconsider their travel. For members of the Marshall community who do travel internationally, the university has created a mandatory international travel registry.
March 9, 2020 // 11:30 a.m.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources establishes information hotline to address public and medical provider questions and concerns regarding COVID-19. Operators are available 24/7, toll-free at 1-800-887-4304 to provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public and the state’s response.