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Last updated at noon. on, September 21, 2020.
Of the medical patients we have in the hospital, 3 of them are either confirmed or a person under investigation (PUI) for COVID-19.

CHMC Statistics are updated weekly on Monday.

Updated State of Maryland COVID-19 Statistics can be viewed at: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/
CalvertHealth Medical Center, in cooperation with the Calvert County Health Department, are offering COVID-19 Testing.

Beginning, Thursday September 22, testing will be conducted at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus. Testing dates and times are as follows:
Tuesdays from 8:30-11 a.m.
Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.

In order to get an appointment, you must have an order from your healthcare provider. If you meet criteria, your healthcare provider will order a test. Once your provider submits the order, you will be sent a unique code and a link to schedule an appointment. You must have BOTH an order and appointment.

If individuals do not have a provider, CalvertHealth Medical Group is available for new patients. Individuals should call 410.535.8457 to be connected with a provider and get an appointment.

Make sure to take a photo identification and your appointment confirmation code with you to the test site.

If your symptoms worsen while awaiting an appointment for testing, to include, but not limited to: trouble breathing, pain or pressure in chest, weakness on one side of the body or inability to control fever with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, individuals should not delay care and seek treatment at the CalvertHealth Emergency Department. Testing is also available through ChoiceOne Urgent Care center in Prince Frederick. Drive-thru rapid testing can be made by appointment only. Click here to make an appointment.
As a result of COVID-19, CalvertHealth Medical Center has received an overwhelming number of calls from residents seeking information on Coronavirus and a variety of other medical questions. In an effort to meet this need, we have established a community hotline to answer medical questions and provide medical information.

The line will be answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The number is 410.535.8469.

It is important to note that the hotline is not a substitute for advice from your healthcare provider.

COVID-19: The Latest Information and What You Need to Know

CalvertHealth Emergency Room Visitation Guidance

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, CalvertHealth has continually updated its patient safety measures including restricting the number of visitors to the medical center.

Beginning Thursday, August 27, patients to the Emergency Department will be allowed one (1) support person to accompany them for the duration of their Emergency Room stay. As a reminder, a support person must:

  • Be over the age of 18
  • Be healthy without symptoms
  • Must wear a wrist band after a medical screening upon entry
  • Remain with the patient at all times. Support person is strongly encouraged to stay with the patient for the duration of the ED visit. Exit and re-entry of the Emergency Department is strongly discouraged.
  • Use proper infection prevention practices – including masking, hand washing/sanitizing and social distancing
  • Follow the directions of staff and abide by the hospital's visitor policy rules

NOTE: If a patient must undergo a psychiatric evaluation in the Emergency Room, visitation will be allowed only after the evaluation takes place and the patient is cleared for visitation.

If a patient is admitted from the Emergency Room to the hospital, the support person will not be able to accompany them to their room unless they meet strict criteria.

Visitor restrictions still apply to inpatients of the hospital with few exceptions.

Only those who meet the following criteria are allowed to visit within the hospital:

  • Critical or end-of-life care situations
  • Laboring mother support person (limited to 1)
  • Caregiver of a patient 17 years of age or under
  • Infusion patient support person, if required (limited to 1)
  • Person serving as surrogate decision maker
  • Patients with disabilities may designate one caregiver to accompany, visit and stay with them in the hospital. A caregiver is defined as someone who is legally authorized to make decisions for the individual with disabilities, a family member, a personal care assistant, or a disability service provider. In this situation, the caregiver will be permitted to visit even in the instance that the caregiver is a household contact of the patient. Other reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities may be approved by the VPMA and/or CNO, provided the accommodations comply with all infection prevention policies.

The Main Entrance is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. For those coming to the medical center on evenings and weekends, please use the Emergency Department entrance.

Visitor restrictions are still in place for CalvertHealth Medical Group practices and outpatient clinics and services.

CalvertHealth acknowledges that this policy may cause some inconvenience for many patients and their family members; however, patient safety and the overall health of the community is the health system’s top priority.

Resources and Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost for laboratory diagnostic testing of COVID-19?
I am feeling sick, should I still keep my appointment?
What is 2019 Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 and what are the symptoms?
How is COVID-19 spread?
Are symptoms of COVID-19 different in children than in adults?
What are the policies for visiting family and friends in the hospital who are being treated for COVID-19?
Why was my health, wellness, education class or support group cancelled?
What if I think I have symptoms of COVID-19 and want testing?
When should I seek emergency care if I have COVID-19?
If I am a high-risk individual, how should I protect myself?
Is it safe for me to deliver my baby at CalvertHealth Medical Center?
Can COVID-19 be passed from a pregnant woman to the fetus or newborn?
How do I keep myself and my family safe?
Should I be wearing a mask?
I would like to make homemade masks for our healthcare workers. How should I go about this?
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