Weirton Medical Center has instituted a limited visitation policy. Only those visiting hospice, critical, obstetrics or pediatrics patients will be permitted in the medical center.
This is all part of social distancing and safety in relation to COVID-19.
The number of visitors to hospice or critical patients will be determined on a case by case basis.
The facility is also providing COVID-19 testing at an off-site location. Services are provided for patients who have called their WMC primary care physician with their symptoms. If that doctor determines a test is needed, the doctor will write a prescription for the test for the off-site facility.
Patients with COVID-19 symptoms are asked not to go directly to their doctor or the emergency room. Only WMC primary care physicians can refer patients to the WMC off-site testing facility.