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Screenings for patients and visitors

COVID-19 screenings for patients and visitors

We are screening patients and visitors before they enter our facilities to help flatten the curve of COVID-19 and keep our children, families and team members healthy. Anyone without a VCU Health System badge will be screened.

Screenings are quick and painless:

1 – We’ll ask if you or your child are experiencing cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing
2 – We’ll quickly take your and your child’s temperature with a no-touch thermometer

If you or your child have any of the symptoms above, or have a temp of 100.4 or higher, we’ll ask you to put on a mask and a member of our clinical team will determine the next steps. We're here to care for our kids and families - and we appreciate your cooperation during these times of change.

My child has symptoms of COVID, what do I do?

We offer convenient, drive-thru COVID-19 testing for children of all ages who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Testing is done via a simple swab of the inside of the nose and results are typically available within 24-48 hours.

  • Tests can be ordered by your regular CHoR provider
  • Testing is available  Mondays through Fridays (except Thursdays), 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Once you’ve confirmed with your provider you can drive up! You do not need to schedule your child’s test
  • NOTE: You cannot arrive for a test without first confirming with your provider

Where is the Patient and Visitor Parking Deck located?

529 N. 12th St.,
Richmond, VA 23219

Our safety promise to you

A lot has changed since COVID-19, but what will never change is our commitment to you.

View the latest appointment and guideline information

Care in our hospitals and clinics

Don't delay care.

Your child’s illness or injury doesn’t stop for a pandemic – and neither do we. Learn more about COVID-19 (coronavirus) testing and pricing. Learn more about the COVID vaccine.

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Urgent care

Visiting the emergency room

We have been, and always will be here, to help patients in an emergency.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

For a more convenient visit at home, visit our virtual urgent care clinic, open from 4 p.m. to midnight.


Is it safe to go to the ER right now?
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Telehealth appointments

Virtual care from the comfort of your home

Your child’s illness or injury doesn’t stop for a pandemic – and neither do we. We're here for telemedicine appointments to help you get the care you need when you need it. 

Learn more about telehealth
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