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Last updated at noon on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.
The state of Maryland is now offering COVID-19 testing at select vehicle emissions testing stations across the state. The closest in our region is Waldorf. The testing site will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and testing capacity is predicated on the availability of test kits.

In order to get an appointment, you must call 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.

Take a photo identification and your appointment confirmation code with you to the test site.

After the test, your healthcare provider will communicate your results to you within 3-4 days. Some people have experience reporting delays because of the large number of tests begin processed daily.

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

At CalvertHealth, our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, employees and the community that we serve. As we continue to take proactive measures and monitor the emerging situation with Coronavirus or COVID-19, CalvertHealth is not permitting visitors into the medical center. This is done with an abundance of caution to ensure the health and safety of patients and healthcare workers.

The new restrictions are effective until further notice. Few exceptions include:

  • 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

To support this effort, all visitors will be screened upon arrival and will be provided with a wristband to indicate they are permitted in the facility. Visitors with a fever or cough will not be permitted.

As a reminder for visitors who meet the exception criteria:

  • No visitors under the age of 18 will be permitted in the medical center unless they are the parent of a child receiving care. This includes siblings of patients and newborn infants.
  • All visitors should be healthy. No visitors should come to the medical center if they are ill or have symptoms. Visitors will be screened upon entry to the medical center.
  • No therapy dogs will be permitted in the medical center. Service animals will continue to be allowed.

Additionally, to keep the spread of germs to a minimum, visitor coats and/or handbags may be held by our security team for the duration of your visit. We also ask that patients and visitors refrain from brining comfort items from homes, such as pillows or blankets.

All those who are ill or symptomatic should enter through the Emergency Department entrance and follow the instructions on the signage.

The Main Entrance is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., M-F for all staff, medical staff and OB patients, Infusion Patients and those receiving a medically necessary outpatient procedure. Evenings and weekends, everyone should use the Emergency Department entrance.

CalvertHealth Medical Center has also cancelled all classes and non-mandatory education, as well as many elective procedures and non-emergent outpatient services that take place in the hospital. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Cardiac and Pulmonary Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Diabetic/Nutrition Individual Appointments and Classes
  • Speech Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Partial Hospitalization (Day Program)

At this time, CalvertHealth Medical Group practices remain operational with normal business hours but are also limiting non-urgent in-person appointments. CHMG practices are following the same guidelines for visitors as the medical center.

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

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?
I am scheduled for a surgery or procedure at CalvertHealth Medical Center – should I reschedule my appointment?
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 go to the Emergency Department for COVID-19 related symptoms?
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 is CalvertHealth prepared for COVID-19 in our community?
Are there any people with COVID-19 in our community?
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?
If I do come to the medical center, where should I park?
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