Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information for Health Care Providers
Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.
Point of Care (POC) testing is a medical diagnostic testing conducted outside of a traditional laboratory setting that occurs at the time and place of patient care (i.e., physician’s office, pharmacy, nursing home, etc.). Facilities/Providers should report POC test results within 24 hours of receiving a COVID-19 result through the VDH COVID-19 POC online portal.
On July 1, Virginia entered Phase 3 of reopening. To avoid the resurgence of disease experienced in many other states and contributing to record numbers of new infections, two actions are critical: 1) Individuals must maintain protective behaviors; and 2) Persons who have fever and/or symptoms consistent with COVID-19 must be tested. A positive test triggers Health Department case investigation and contact tracing with isolation and quarantine.
Healthcare providers should also be aware of new recommendations to test all close contacts of confirmed and probable cases and of an updated list of people at risk for severe COVID-19 infection.
If you are testing a patient for coronavirus disease, please provide the following critical guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to advising the person to remain at home except when seeking medical care.
Guidance for Releasing Cases and Contacts from Home Isolation and Quarantine
Information from the Virginia Department of Health detailing the home isolation and quarantine guidelines for confirmed and suspected cases, household contacts, non-household contacts, and health care workers.
Due to COVID-19 in the community, evaluation by a healthcare provider is recommended for all sick children. This form is to be provided by the parent/guardian to the healthcare provider for completion.
Dr. Diane Dubinksy, Consultant to the Fairfax County Health Department
Dr. Steve J. Motew, Chief, Clinical Enterprise, Inova Health System
Dr. Thomas Taghon (invited), Chief Medical Officer, Reston Hospital Center
Dr. Benjamin Schwartz, Director of Epidemiology & Population Health Fairfax County Health Department
If you still have questions or concerns, please call us. Please note, we are experiencing a high volume of calls.