Respiratory Illness Clinic Opens in Chantilly
Inova Urgent Care’s Dulles South location is now staffing a Respiratory Illness Clinic to evaluate all patients with respiratory illness symptoms. It’s at 24801 Pinebrook Road, No. 110 in Chantilly; phone 703-722-2500.
Before going, contact your regular physician for evaluation. For assistance with recommendations, to arrange for a physician appointment. Those without a primary care physician should call 1-855-IMG-DOCS. Your regular physician can evaluate your symptoms to determine if testing is indicated and provide a testing order or refer you to the Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic for evaluation.
A clinician will greet patients at their vehicles to escort them into the respiratory clinic for evaluation or to collect COVID-19 samples ordered by physicians for testing. After testing, a nurse will contact those whose results are negative for COVID-19.
For patients with positive results, a nurse will coordinate with the patient’s regular physician for notification and further instructions. Patients tested may expect results in four to seven days. Open seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., this clinic’s still seeing other types of patients, too.
How to Help during the Pandemic
For information about how to help others during the coronavirus pandemic, go to https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/covid19/donate-help.
Blood Donors Are Needed
Inova is currently experiencing a shortage of blood supply, and inventory is expected to continue to drop with the shortage of donors due to COVID-19. Inova Blood Donor Services has implemented extra precautions to protect donors and assures them that it’s safe to give blood and donations will save lives. Make appointments at www.inovablood.org or 800-BLOOD-SAVES.