During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the UVM Medical Center is committed to keeping our community safe and informed while providing the highest quality care for our patients. Here you will find the latest information and guidance from our experts to help you stay healthy.
What You Need to Know Now
We are working to increase the availability of eHealth appointments at UVM Medical Center and across the UVM Health Network. Through the use of secure video conferencing for some appointments, we can help meet your health needs while ensuring the safety of patients, clinicians and staff. Learn more about our eHealth efforts.
Revised Visitor Policy
The University of Vermont Medical Center is temporarily suspending visitation, restricting entrances, and screening everyone who enters hospital facilities and clinics in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are limited exceptions to this policy. Read more here.
Suspension of Elective Procedures & Visits
These steps are being taken to protect patients and staff from exposure to the COVID-19 virus, as well to conserve critical equipment and supplies.
Non-urgent elective encounters are defined as any surgery, procedure, diagnostic test or clinic visit that can be safely delayed or deferred, without threat to the immediate health and safety of the patient. Read more here.
If you are experiencing mild flu-like symptoms, contact your primary care provider by phone. Testing and advice may be available without an office or clinic visit. Do not go to Urgent Care or the Emergency Department unless you have shortness of breath or need urgent medical assistance. For mild illness we encourage you to stay home, rest, treat symptoms as needed and practice social distancing.