Sentara coronavirus drive-thru testing on delayed schedule for March 25

Sentara thanks the community and residents who have agreed to donate supplies
Posted: 5:46 AM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-25 08:14:31-04
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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Sentara Healthcare has provided a few updates after helping test thousands and care for several people who have coronavirus.

Also to note, Sentara coronavirus drive-thru testing will be on a delayed schedule for March 25 due to rain.

Below lists a few updates regarding non-urgent surgery and procedures, supply donations, drive-thru screening locations and what to know before you leave your house.

Click here for full coronavirus coverage.

Postponement of Some Non-Urgent Surgery and Procedures

Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19 and Sentara’s desire to limit the number of patients in hospitals and facilities, they are reviewing and postponing some non-urgent surgeries and procedures to assist with maximizing PPE supply and the community’s safety. If your upcoming surgery or procedure needs to be rescheduled, your physician and/or site of care will be in touch with you. Should a patient’s condition worsen, we encourage them to contact their provider.

Supply Donations

Sentara wants to thank community partners and residents who have graciously agreed to donate supplies. At this time, Sentara is only taking material supplies, not food donations.

Please visit this link to see a list of Sentara Hospitals and phone numbers where you can call to schedule a time between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday - Friday for drop-off.

Sentara is working with several community organizations who have expressed the desire to help with additional masks. Sentara is now working with London Bridge Trading, a protective clothing company based in Virginia Beach, who has agreed to sew surgical masks using Cupron, Inc. materials. In order for these masks to have the needed antimicrobial properties, they have to be sewn to meet certain criteria and unique specifications which is why London Bridge Trading has been asked to help.

The hospitals are accepting hand-sewn masks to be used in conjunction with other personal protective equipment.

Sentara COVID-19 Drive-Thru Screening Locations for Tuesday, March 24

Sentara Healthcare will host three drive–thru screening and testing sites on Tuesday, March 24.

Sentara COVID-19 Screening & Testing Locations:

Sentara CarePlex Hospital
3000 Coliseum Dr.
Hampton, Virginia 23666
Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Military Circle
880 N Military Hwy
Norfolk, Virginia 23502
Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital
2025 Glenn Mitchell Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
Tuesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Before You Leave Your House, ask yourself these questions:

Do you have 2 of the 3 symptoms below?

  • Fever (100.4 degrees or higher)
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

In the last month, have you been in contact with someone who was confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19, OR have you traveled internationally or to an area with a known COVID-19 outbreak? Check the latest high-risk travel areas here .

Please, stay home. Continue to follow the CDC recommended prevention methods and monitor for a change in symptoms.

If you are BELOW age 60 and have no other health issues, you should stay home and self-quarantine for 14 days.

If you are OVER age 60 OR have underlying health conditions, please follow these steps:

  1. Call your healthcare provider for further guidance.
  2. If you don’t have a primary care provider, view our virtual care options by clicking here or visit one of our drive-thru screening locations.
  3. If you require immediate medical attention, call your nearest emergency department.

View the list of Sentara emergency departments by clicking here.