MVH's Commitment to Your Safe Care

Monongahela Valley Hospital always follows protocols and practices to keep our patients, visitors and employees safe. MVH is one of the safest places in our community. Since the day we opened our doors, our staff has been treating people with contagious illnesses. If you were not afraid to seek care from us before the pandemic, you should not be fearful now. You can visit with the confidence that we are keeping you and your loved ones safe.

Vaccine Information

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Hospital Visitation

For the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees, Monongahela Valley Hospital's visitation policy has changed.

Units and Floors
  • Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
  • ICU and CCU is 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m.
  • No visitation for Behavioral Health.
  • No visitation for COVID-19 positive patients.

Penn Highlands Mon Valley will allow patients to have multiple visitors during their stay - however only one visitor is permitted per patient at a time. Each visitor must wear a mask at all times. Proper PPE is still required in areas where specified.

COVID Isolation
  • Patients with COVID-19 may have one visitor. The visitor must be the same designated visitor for their entire stay and must wear the appropriate PPE.

Emergency Department
  • One visitor is permitted to stay with the patient after assessment. The visitor is required to wear a mask and wristband and must remain in the treatment room.

When a minor is receiving treatment in the Emergency Department, two adults may accompany the child.

What to do if you are feeling ill

Anyone who is experiencing flulike signs or symptoms should contact their primary care physician (PCP). If you do not have a primary care physician (PCP), please call the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) at 877-PA HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).

Please do not go to the hospital without contacting your PCP or PADOH first, unless you are in severe respiratory distress. If that is the case, please contact your hospital first before going there.
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COVID-19 Testing Costs

A physician order is required to have testing completed. For patients with insurance, their insurance carrier will be billed. For self-pay patients, the current cash price is $70.50.

MVH Onsite COVID-19 Testing

Monongahela Valley Hospital Is Performing Onsite COVID-19 Testing Using the Cepheid Xpert Express SARS-CoV 2 Tests

Monongahela Valley Hospital offers drive-by COVID-19 testing by appointment only in the parking lot adjacent to the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Cepheid Xpert Express SARS-CoV-2 tests have not been FDA cleared or approved.

Under an Emergency Use Authorization, the FDA permits these tests to be performed by authorized laboratories.

These tests have been authorized only for the detection of nucleic acid from SARS-CoV-2, not for any other viruses or pathogens.

These tests are only authorized for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of emergency use of in vitro diagnostic tests for detection and/or diagnosis of COVID-19 under Section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. ยง 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.

The Best Practices for Wearing a Face Mask

  • Before putting on a mask, clean hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
  • The mask should fit snugly around the mouth and nose. If the mask has a metal wire it should be fitted snuggly to the bridge of the nose.
  • Avoid touching the mask while using it. If you do touch it, wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • To remove the mask: remove it from behind, do not touch the front of mask.
  • Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their cloth face covering and immediately wash their hands with soap and water for 20 seconds after removing the mask.
  • The mask should not be worn damp or when wet from spit or mucus.
  • Fabric masks should be washed based on the frequency of use; wash daily at a minimum. The mask may be cleaned in the washing machine on the hot setting.

Coronavirus Screening Questions

It is important to get a proper diagnosis as early as possible. A proper history and physical examination by the physician along with corroboration of the diagnoses with certain tests is helpful. Commonly used tests are:
  • Have you had any of these symptoms in the past 14 days:
    • Fever of 100.4 or higher
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
  • Have you traveled outside of Pennsylvania within the past 14 days?
  • Have you had any contact with anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or a person under investigation?
  • Have you been tested for COVID within 7 days and awaiting the results?
If they answer "yes" to any of these questions, they cannot enter the hospital.

Facts About COVID-19

How to protect yourself against COVID-19

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 (pdf)

General COVID-19 FAQs (pdf)

Is it Safe to Schedule my Medical Imaging? (pdf)

COVID-19 and Treatment Drugs FAQs (pdf)

A Message from Washington County (pdf)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information - CDC Web Site