Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

COVID-19 Information Holy Cross Health

Safety is one of our core values, a top priority. Holy Cross Health is committed to safely caring for the communities we serve, informed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state, and local guidelines. Our hospital Emergency Centers are fully operational to care for any emergent needs, with alternate care spaces set up to triage patients who arrive with COVID-19-related symptoms. (Note: Holy Cross Health is not providing testing for people who do not have COVID-19 symptoms who wish to be tested, e.g., for travel, work, or school; please refer to the Montgomery County website for area testing locations.) We’re taking extra precautions to keep you and our staff safe and we encourage patients to contact their providers regarding any appointments, procedures, or screenings. Learn more about our commitment to your safety.

Learn more about emergency COVID-19 warning signs and symptoms and COVID-19 testing


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"We are so grateful to Holy Cross. They took care of us and saved our lives,” said COVID-19 survivors Maria (left) and Patricia Ruiz.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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COVID-19 presents with a wide range of symptoms, from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2 to14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVD-19. This list does not include all possible symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
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If you are sick with COVID-19 monitor your symptoms and follow the care instructions provided by your health care provider, the CDC, or local health department. You can also schedule a virtual visit with our Holy Cross Health Partners primary care providers who will help determine the most appropriate level of care for you. 

Emergency COVID-19 Signs and Symptoms

If you or a loved one is showing any of these signs or symptoms, seek emergency medical care immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

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Patients arriving at Holy Cross Hospital or Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Emergency Centers with COVID-19 symptoms will be evaluated by an emergency room physician prior to getting tested.

If you are not showing any symptoms and only seek COVID-19 testing for travel, school, work, or other non-emergent reasons, consult with your doctor or find a testing center in Maryland. While our hospitals have COVID-19 testing capacity for patients, our sites are not currently serving as travel/school/other COVID-19 testing centers or taking appointments for testing.

For more information on COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County, visit the county's COVID-19 Information Portal, call their COVID-19 Call Center at 240-777-2982, or visit the Maryland Department of Health's website.


COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Pricing

During these unprecedented times, it is important for you to know the costs of COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Holy Cross Health's COVID-19 laboratory test cash price is $51.31 or $100 depending on the type of test, as mandated statewide by the Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission. Each test conducted will be billed. Patients are not required to pay for COVID-19 laboratory tests. The cash price is the price that will be charged to third-party payers. The amount charged is also subject to adjustment if the test is performed by a government agency. Learn more about charge estimates.

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Use the search feature below to access the Community Resource Directory – an online database for you to connect with free and reduced-cost health resources and social services both within our community and across all Holy Cross Health and Trinity Health service locations.

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Type in a keyword like Transportation, Housing, or Food to find resources in your ZIP code.

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Seek medical advice if you develop symptoms and have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19. Call ahead before going to any provider office, clinic, urgent care or emergency room. If it is a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.