Virginia Cardiovascular Specialists (VCS) is focused on keeping our patients and staff safe. We are carefully monitoring updates and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Virginia Department of Health. We recognize that there is a lot of information out there on COVID-19 and we want to share what we know and how it could impact your upcoming visit.
Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause the common cold. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is part of that same family of viruses, but is a new strain and can cause severe infections of the lungs and airways.
Symptoms range from mild to severe but typically appear between 2 to 14 days after infection and include fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Some patients experience fatigue, muscle aches, sore throats, and/or headaches before the onset of the fever, cough, and shortness of breath typically associated with COVID-19.
The Center for Disease and Prevention is keeping a close eye on the progression of coronavirus not only in the US but also globally.
Please note at this time we are only allowing patient and one family member to attend visits. Please do not bring children as we are focused on protecting are patients and staff.
Should I reschedule my visit if I am ill or have had exposure to COVID-19?
YES, please cancel your appointment and reschedule for a later date. You may use our automated appointment reminder system to cancel your appointment. Routine care and screenings can wait until after you’re feeling better and symptom-free for 14 days without the use of medications for fever, cough, etc.
Please call 804.288.4827 or utilize our secure patient portal to speak to a nurse for triage. We may be able to refill your prescription remotely.
If you are experiencing active chest pain please dial 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
VCS is committed to reviewing the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) so that we can provide the best possible care, safely, to you and all of our patients.
Published March 12, 2020