Testing & Self-Assessment
Sentara Healthcare would like to remind community members that testing site search tools are available on the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) or North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services websites for those who are not currently experiencing symptoms for COVID-19 but would still like to be tested, or whose symptoms are not severe enough to warrant a visit to the Emergency Department.
Due to limited national resources, testing may not be available for asymptomatic patients. We are all striving for a time when testing is readily available. Until then, if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, please review the guidelines provided by the VDH. Additionally, stay vigilant and continue to practice social distancing, avoid gatherings, wear masks, wash your hands, and avoid others if there is a possibility you have been exposed.
The Coronavirus Assessment Tool located on the right side of the page can help patients decide if and how they should seek medical attention for COVID-19. The assessment tool is not a substitute for medical advice; patients should consult their health care provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
COVID-19 testing is available for individuals who display symptoms at our Sentara physician offices and Sentara Emergency Rooms. The Sentara physician offices and Sentara Emergency Rooms are only testing for COVID-19 following a medical professional's evaluation of your symptoms. If you do not have a primary care provider or cannot reach your care team click here to view our virtual care options.
Call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Department if you are having any kind of medical emergency. Notify the 911 operator if you have or think you might have COVID-19. If possible, put on a mask or cloth face covering before medical help arrives.