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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 COVID-19. Marshall Health follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources guidelines for identification and management of outbreaks.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Marshall Health, Cabell Huntington Hospital announce COVID-19 testing changes

The COVID-19 drive-through testing location at Marshall University Medical Center/Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) as well as Marshall Health’s COVID-19 hotline will conclude operations at noon Friday, April 22. The closure is part of a transition to a clinic-based testing model at Marshall Health and Mountain Health Network.

COVID-19 testing will be available for Marshall Health and Mountain Health Network patients by appointment at primary care locations throughout the region. Testing is also available for patients with symptoms at Marshall Pediatrics NowCare at 5170 U.S. Route 60, Cabell Huntington Hospital Family Urgent Care at 2 Stonecrest Drive and St. Mary’s Urgent Care at 2827 Fifth Ave., all in Huntington.

Pre-operative testing at Cabell Huntington Hospital will now be done at Pre-Admission Testing (PAT) on the ground floor of the hospital. Testing is still required for inpatient procedures but is no longer mandatory for outpatient surgeries if the patient is not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19.  

Free drive-through community testing remains available 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department, 703 Seventh Ave. in Huntington.

Marshall Health and CHH first offered drive-through COVID-19 community testing in March 2020 and have conducted more than 70,000 tests since that time. The collective effort has included individuals across multiple departments at both organizations, including family medicine, pathology, the CHH laboratory and more.    

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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. 

Hesham M. Awadh, MD

Clinical Interests:


Mariana Lanata, MD, FAAP

Clinical Interests:

  • Infectious Disease - Pediatric



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Public Health Links

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