ATTENTION: If you’re expecting, Bon Secours requires COVID-19 testing prior to delivery.

If you’re expecting, Bon Secours/Mercy Health now requires COVID-19 testing prior to delivery. This includes Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, St. Mary’s Hospital in the West End, and St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian.  

If you have a planned C-section, you are required to get a COVID-19 test 96 hours prior to delivery. The hospital will contact you directly to coordinate testing prior to your scheduled C-section.

All other expectant moms must get COVID-19 tested at approximately 38 weeks. 

  • Drive-up testing is offered at each hospital. 
  • Times vary by Bon Secours location listed below. 
  • Testing is done on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be scheduled in advance.
  • If you haven’t already completed the Bon Secours maternity preregistration process, you must do so prior to getting tested for COVID-19.  Go to: www.bonsecoursbaby.com and follow the instructions to preregister.
  • Testing Locations & Times
    • Memorial Regional Medical Center
      Surgery Center (located to the right of the ER)
      8260 Atlee Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116
      7 AM – 12 noon, Tue/Wed
    • St. Mary’s Hospital
    • Discharge Lot on Libbie Road (corner of Libbie & Monument)
      5801 Bremo Road, Richmond, VA 23226
      7 AM – 3 PM, Mon-Fri |  Sat-Sun, 7 AM – 10 AM   (Tue/Wed preferred)
    • St. Francis Medical Center
      Medical Office Building (MOB) 1
      13700 St. Francis Blvd, Midlothian, 23114
      8 AM – 11 AM, Mon-Sat |  Sunday, 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM (Tue/Wed preferred)
  • If you deliver prior to 38 weeks or arrive in active labor with no prior COVID-19 test, you will be tested at the time of admission.  

Testing Results

No news is good news!  Only those patients who test positive will be notified of their results. 

Visitors/Support

All area hospitals are now allowing one support person.  Your support person will receive a hospital ID band that will be checked daily.  If you have additional questions regarding their visitor/support policy,  please contact your delivery hospital directly.

While limiting your support team may seem challenging. There may be a silver lining. The lack of well-intentioned visitors will give you uninterrupted time to rest and bond with your baby(ies). And, your care team can focus solely on you