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August 31, 2021

Due to increased COVID-related symptoms in patients seeking testing and care, CVMC is reopening a COVID Screening Clinic beginning Wednesday, September 1st for symptomatic and post-exposure testing. This is for patients experiencing symptoms of COVID and need a test; or for those who have been exposed to someone with a positive COVID test and need to be tested.

Testing will be available Monday-Friday by appointment by calling (775) 782-1508.

Patients who need a COVID test to return to work/school/activity clearance who are NOT experiencing COVID symptoms can obtain a rapid test at the CVMC Lab located at 1107, Highway 395 N Gardnerville, NV 89410. Lab hours are Monday – Friday, 7 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday 8 am to 4:30 pm. No physician order is necessary for this rapid test.

As a reminder, COVID-19 vaccines can be scheduled through your CVMC Primary Care Provider. To set up an appointment, call your primary care office. If you would like to establish care, call 775.782.1550 or visit cvmchospital.org/contact-us.

May 4, 2021

COVID-19 Testing:

Carson Valley Medical Center is now screening for COVID-19 in our primary care clinics by appointment only. We are asking patients to call their CVMC primary care provider's office to get an appointment. Patients will be scheduled to be tested in their vehicles at the CVMC clinics.

COVID-19 Vaccines:

Patients can now receive the COVID-19 vaccines through their CVMC Primary Care Provider. To set up an appointment, simply call your primary care office. cvmchospital.org/locations

*Disclaimer there is no guarantee of which vaccine will be available each week.

If you would like to establish care, call 775.782.1550 or visit cvmchospital.org/contact-us

March 23, 2021

COVID-19 Testing:

Carson Valley Medical Center is now screening for COVID-19 in our primary care clinics by appointment only. We are asking patients to call their CVMC primary care provider's office to get an appointment. Patients will be scheduled to be tested in their vehicles at the CVMC clinics.

COVID-19 Vaccines:

In the near future, CVMC primary care clinics will be offering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only. Please check back regularly for updates on when to call for an appointment.

If you would like to establish care at one of our clinics, visit our full list of CVMC Primary Care clinics or contact us here for more information.

Below are additional COVID-19 vaccine resources for our community and patients:

CVMC is monitoring this continually changing situation and will update our community as needed. We thank you for your help in keeping our community healthy.

March 1, 2021

Our COVID Vaccine Clinic is now vaccinating those who are 65 and older. Call our CVMC vaccine hotline at 775.782.1635 and join our waitlist or visit immunizenevada.org for more information.

February 18, 2021

Governor Sisolak has modified the State vaccination plan to lower the eligibility for COVID vaccinations to residents 65 years and older. This modification takes place on Monday, February 22nd for all pharmacy providers.

Beginning March 1st, our region will open to 65+ and will include our COVID Vaccine Clinic. Patients eager for the vaccine before March 1st will be referred to local pharmacies. Those who are 65+ can call our CVMC vaccine hotline at 775.782.1635 and join our waitlist or visit immunizenevada.org for more information.

February 4, 2021

CVMC COVID-19 Precautions:

Updated precautions: Visiting hours for hospital patients and Business office is open (visitors must wear a mask and practice social distancing).

Precautions in place: Entry screening, limited entry locations, public area and meeting capacity limits per State Directive, mandatory masks, staggered scheduling for outpatient services when possible, social distancing whenever possible, restricted visitation in Emergency Room (depending on circumstances) and primary care telemedicine appointments available.

February 2, 2021

Each county in Nevada has its own COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan based on the needs of its population and how quickly it moves through priority populations. If you have questions about your county's specific vaccine rollout plan, please email COVIDVaxHelp@immunizenevada.org. If your county does not yet have specific vaccine details, you can sign up using the interest form link to the right to get alerted when it's your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Nevada counties receive limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine weekly.
  • Appointments for vaccination will be open when doses are available, please keep checking back for open appointments. If you need to cancel your appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may sign up for that spot.
  • There may be high volume on scheduling websites, vaccinating partners appreciate your patience.

Call the Nevada statewide call center for vaccine support at 1-800-401-0946.

What you need to know:

  • Through December 31, 2021, the call center will be available 12-hours per day, 7-days per week. Calls on the off-hours, will get a message indicating the operating hours. The call center has the ability to both accept calls and make outgoing calls.
  • The call center is in place to address questions related to vaccination and to help residents understand the vaccination process in their county. They will also assist with helping callers make COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

January 22, 2021

⚠️ COVID-19 Vaccine Update:

At this time, CVMC is awaiting news of when we will receive doses of vaccine to administer to our community members who meet the current criteria. We do currently have a waiting list and as we receive supplies, we will work off that list on a first come first serve basis.

We encourage all community members over 70 to pursue ALL available waiting lists from the different healthcare providers. Here is the information to get the waiting list at CVMC and those of some of our community partners:

📞 Call our CVMC vaccine hotline at 775.782.1635 and join our waitlist.

Quad County Vaccine Scheduling Site: https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/novel-coronavirus-2019/c...

Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline: 775.434.1988

Douglas County Pharmacy Vaccine Scheduling:

Smith’s will begin vaccinating those 70+ older living in Douglas County. Please visit https://www.smithsfoodanddrug.com/rx/guest/get-vaccinated to schedule an online appointment.

Walgreens will begin vaccinating those 70+ older living in Douglas County. Please visit https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/vaccination/covid-19 to schedule an online appointment.

Stay up to date on CVMC COVID-19 Vaccine news, visit https://cvmc.communitycovidinfo.com/.

January 15, 2021

At this time, CVMC is not offering COVID-19 vaccines to our community. Click the link below for the most updated COVID-19 vaccine information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates...

January 12, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Tiers

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November 19, 2020

Joint Statement from Nevada Hospitals and Health Systems on Our Shared Commitment to COVID-19 Safety

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November 15, 2020

CVMC Prepares & Responds to Increasing COVID Cases

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in our region, Carson Valley Medical Center (CVMC) has put in place plans and precautions to continue to care for our community and keep our patients, our staff, and the general public safe.

At this time, based on the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and the normal seasonal illness fluctuations, CVMC has deployed the Hospital Incident Command System to address the high number of patients needing care. This system allows CVMC to expand care into alternate locations for our patients and make operational updates to best address the needs of our community as the situation changes.

The following health and safety measures are in place at Carson Valley Medical Center:

  • Masks are mandatory for all patients and everyone entering a CVMC facility will be temperature checked and screened.

  • No visitors will be allowed at a CVMC facility to reduce potential exposures to infectious viruses. Exceptions are allowed for extenuating circumstances such as a parent with a pediatric patient.

  • CVMC’s COVID clinic continues to offer COVID PCR testing Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm by appointment (call 775-782-1508). This clinic offers testing for symptomatic patients or those with exposure to a positive COVID patient. Asymptomatic test requests will be referred to the public health department.

  • Many administrative and support services are operating remotely including Customer Service/Business Office - please call ahead (775-782-1625) if you need billing assistance or medical records.

At this time, no CVMC medical services have been reduced. Currently surgery, diagnostic imaging, outpatient services, and clinics are operating as usual.

November 12, 2020

CVMC Responds to COVID-19

At CVMC, we are prepared to safely screen, diagnose and care for patients with respiratory illnesses, such as cough or shortness of breath, including COVID-19.

For the safety of our patients and staff, we have precautions in place for those experiencing symptoms related to COVID-19. There is no walk-in testing or swabbing for COVID-19 at CVMC Hospital. The CVMC COVID Screening Clinic is open Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm; patients must call ahead at 775-782-1508 before coming in to be tested.

September 10, 2020

Updates to our Mask and Visitor Policy

Limited Visitation: CVMC is limiting all hospital visitors at this time to one visitor per patient during the visiting hours of 3:00pm to 7:00pm. Visitors must wear a mask and practice hand hygiene; no visitors for patients in isolation.

No Mask, No Service policy for all areas with the exception of the Emergency Room. Any patient or visitor entering a CVMC facility for non-emergent care must wear a mask/face covering; NO EXCEPTIONS.

Appropriate masks include masks that cover the mouth, nose and chin. Fleece material, knitted material, and bandanna style masks do not offer appropriate protection and are not acceptable. We can provide you with a disposable mask to wear for your visit.

May 6, 2020

CARSON VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER CARES FOR YOU - SAFELY

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (5/6/20) -- We've Missed You! As the community slowly starts reopening stores and services, here at CVMC we are also beginning to open our schedules for the medical services that you might have put on hold during the stay-at-home recommendation.

Precautions CVMC is taking for your safety include:

  • Staggered and expanded scheduling of primary care and outpatient services to reduce the amount of patients in any area, clinic or department.

  • Setting up waiting rooms for optimal social distancing

  • Asking all patients and visitors to wear a cloth mask or surgical mask if they are displaying respiratory symptoms. These items are available at our entrances if needed.

  • CVMC staff is screening everyone coming into a CVMC facility and will redirect potential infectious patients away from others as appropriate for their medical needs.

  • All non-emergency surgical patients will be tested for COVID-19 prior to their procedure and asked to self-isolate for a period of time prior to their surgery.

  • Visitor limitations are still in place. CVMC staff can discuss options with you to communicate and connect with your loved ones while at CVMC. Exceptions will be made for extenuating circumstances.

  • Virtual visits are still available for some primary care and behavioral health services - call ahead before your appointment to ask about these options.

We are so proud of our community for modifying their behaviors and actions to best protect our community-at-large and are happy to begin to offer some of the non-emergency yet still essential medical services that we know our community relies on us to provide.

Carson Valley Medical Center is a non-profit medical facility that provides acute and ICU care, surgery, 24-hour emergency services, and outpatient services. A partnership of Barton Health and Renown Health, Carson Valley Medical Center’s mission is to care for the health and wellness of the Carson Valley. For more information visit www.cvmchospital.org.

April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Impacts on Local Healthcare Systems

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (4/14/20) -- At Carson Valley Medical Center, we first and
foremost thank the residents of the Carson Valley for adhering to stay-at-home
recommendations and social distancing, which we believe contributes to the low
prevalence of cases here in the Carson Valley area so far.

“Even though confirmed cases in our area have been low, we know by watching the trends in other communities that a surge of patients is possible. We have plans underway to expand the available beds at CVMC at the point that this is necessary” explains CVMC Chief Executive Officer Jeff Prater. CVMC is licensed as a 23-bed critical access hospital; yet in times of emergency, we can expand that capacity to many times over that. “We are continually monitoring and securing additional supplies that would be needed for an increase in COVID-19 patients. We are also working closely with our regional partners and other regional healthcare providers to ensure the best regional response to this situation” adds Prater.

CVMC offers a screening clinic where patients with respiratory symptoms and other prevalent factors are able to be tested for COVID-19. We ask that patients concerned about their symptoms should call 775-782-1508 for further information and direction.

CVMC’s Director of Operations Shannon Albert noted the amazing response from
community members looking to help. “Local residents and business partners have been so gracious with their donations of supplies and support and now more than ever it's clear that we are in this together as a community.” CVMC has received supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE), other supplies, and food from local restaurants to help keep our healthcare workers spirits up during this trying time.

CVMC does not share or disclose information about patients conditions or other related information to protect patient privacy, community members are encouraged to visit https://gethealthycarsoncity.org/ to stay up to date on current county statistics for active, total, and recovered cases in Douglas County.

March 27, 2020

Carson Valley Medical Center has opened a screening clinic for patients concerned about their risk for COVID-19 and who meet the CDC criteria for testing. We are asking community members to call ahead to the COVID-19 Screening Clinic to get a phone pre-screening completed. Once that is done, patients will be directed to the appropriate location.

You can reach the COVID-19 Screening Clinic at 775-782-1508; the clinic will operate Monday - Friday from 8am to 5pm. CVMC is monitoring this continually changing situation and will update our community as needed.

We thank you for your help in keeping our community healthy.