Sentara is closely monitoring COVID-19 and is prepared should any patient seek treatment at one of our hospitals or clinics. Our highly skilled care team, including providers, nurses, and many others are trained to safely care for our communities and patients impacted by COVID-19.
Our patient care depends greatly on engaging families as part of the healing process. However, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we must take extra steps to protect our patients, staff, visitors and the community. View our Sentara visitation policy for the latest visitor guidelines.
COVID-19 Plasma Donations
Sentara Healthcare has joined the FDA-approved COVID-19 plasma donation program as a potential treatment for COVID-19. If you have recovered from COVID-19, you may be able to help patients currently fighting the disease by donating your plasma.
Sentara COVID-19 Call Center
The Sentara COVID-19 Call Center (1-833-945-2395) is open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. When you call, language assistance is available.
Sentara COVID-19 Screening & Testing
For those who feel they have symptoms of COVID-19, our self-screening tool can guide you to a testing location near you, if needed.
The best way to protect yourself from a respiratory illness, including COVID-19, is to wash your hands and keep your hands away from your face.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth and cover your sneeze or cough in your elbow
Social distancing: Stay away from large crowds and put at least 6 feet of distance between yourself and others.
What Else Can You Do?
Take this opportunity to stay home whenever possible. Enjoy time with your loved ones while practicing the CDC’s prevention methods.
With limited testing supplies and availability here and across the country, we want to ensure testing capabilities are reserved for those at the highest risk.
Thank you to the many community partners and residents who have graciously agreed to donate supplies. We welcome your kindness. At this time, we are only taking material supplies, not food donations.