WVU Medicine ends visitation, adds ‘virtual video visits’ for those with health concerns

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – From 8 a.m. Monday, March 23 until further notice WVU Medicine will implement a no-visitor policy.

WVU Medicine, or the WVU Health System, includes J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital and WVU Medicine Children’s in Morgantown; Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg; Braxton County Memorial Hospital in Gassaway; Camden Clark Medical Center in Parkersburg; Jackson General Hospital in Ripley; Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson; Potomac Valley Hospital in Keyser; Reynolds Memorial Hospital in Glen Dale; St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon; Summersville Regional Medical Center in Summersville; and United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

Limited exceptions will be made for end-of-life cases, pediatrics, and OB patients. Those patients will still be limited to one visitor. Visitors who are sick will not be permitted to enter WVU Medicine hospitals under any circumstances.

Also, WVU Medicine Urgent Care will begin “virtual video visits” at no cost for residents with non-emergency health concerns.

People physically located in West Virginia at the time of the virtual video visit can call 304-598-600 and select option 4.