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Visitation Policy


At Clinch Valley Health, our top priority is safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our patients, providers, employees and community. We continue to closely monitor the prevalence of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community and follow state and federal guidance as we adapt our operations to safely care for and support our patients. Effective August 16, we are updating our visitor policy as follows:

  • General Visitation:

    • 1 visitor per day per patient between the hours of 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. All visitors are required to wear a mask while in the facility and encouraged to perform hand hygiene. No visitation for COVID-19 patients unless it is an end-of-life situation. 

  • Emergency Department:

    • 1 visitor per patient at the discretion of the Emergency Department staff.  No visitation for COVID-19 patients unless it is an end-of-life situation. 

  • Intensive Care Unit:

    • 1 visitor over the age of 18 per day per patient between the hours of 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Each visitor must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine or proof of COVID-19 infection within the last 6 months. Visitors will also be required to wear a gown, gloves and a mask. 

  • Skilled Nursing Unit:

    • Visitation is Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

  • COVID-19 Patients:

    • No visitation for COVID-19 patients unless it is an end-of-life situation. 

Thank you for your continued understanding and cooperation as we work to maintain a safe environment for our patients and team.

Our hospital is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors. We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are taking the necessary steps to ensure we are fully prepared to care for patients, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in partnership with our local and state health departments. Our hospital is prepared with the appropriate plans to detect, protect and respond. We continue to work closely with the local health department and the Virginia Department of Health. Any questions regarding the testing process should be referred directly to our partners at the health department.

Your health means everything

Your health means everything. Clinch Valley Health reminds you that it’s time to schedule those doctor visits you’ve been putting off. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, we will help you find one. To find a provider, call 800.424.DOCS or schedule online at

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We are beyond excited to announce Family Medicine physician Dr. Kenneth McVey is joining Clinch Valley Physicians Associates. Appointments may be made by calling 276.964.1281.
Dr. McVey commented, "My grandfather was a family physician for approximately 50 years in town and my dad owned his own medical equipment company. The exposure I’ve had, through both my father’s business and my grandfather’s medical practice, has highlighted how medical care can significantly improve one’s quality of life. It’s very hard to go anywhere in Southwest Virginia without hearing stories of how my grandfather has helped someone. Simply put, my grandpa was and will always be my hero. The way he truly cared for others and put their health and happiness first will always inspire me. My goal since graduating high school in 2009 has been to return to Richlands and follow in my grandpa’s footsteps. It is the honor of a lifetime.”

Kenneth McVey, DO

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Clinch Valley Medical Center is a 175-bed acute care hospital with a growing integrated network of care that offers many services for our community all close to home. Today, our unwavering commitment to our patients ranks us as one of the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for quality of care – including patient safety and health outcomes.

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