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Inclement Weather Updates Due to Winter Storm on February 20, 2019

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The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington DC issued a Winter Storm Warning from 1 a.m. – 7 p.m. EST, February 20, 2019.

Inova regularly trains and prepares for emergency events, including weather-related events. We will continue to provide high quality care while keeping our staff, patients and visitors safe. As always, Inova hospitals and emergency care centers will be open 24/7. We will post any cancellations, closings or delays due to the inclement weather. Please heed all advisories by emergency management to stay safe!

Updated as of February 21, 2019, 8 a.m.:

For Thursday, February 21, 2019:
All Inova offices are operating normal business hours. No delayed openings or closures.

For employees:

  • Inova Loudoun Hospital Employee Clinic is closed.

22 Comments

  1. Nathan on February 20, 2019 at 6:06 am

    All Inova Medical Group offices will have a delayed opening “at 10 am?”
    So what are patients to do if their appointments are before 10am?

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Inova Medical Group offices announced they were closed today at 7 a.m. They will be contacting patients to reschedule their appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  2. Jean on February 20, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Hi. So, are the Simplicity Health Clinics also closed?

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 9:43 am

      Simplicity Health Clinics are closed today due to inclement weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  3. William on February 20, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Is Inova Sports Medicine open at 8100 Innovation Park Drive? It is unclear in the post. Thank you.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 9:13 am

      Inova Sports Medicine is an Inova Medical Group office, Inova Sports Medicine offices are closed. We apologize for any confusion.

  4. Francisco on February 20, 2019 at 9:28 am

    Are the Primary care services for springfield closed? I’m a new patient with an appointment today.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 9:39 am

      Yes, Inova Medical Group primary care offices are closed today. The team will be contacting patients to reschedule their appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  5. Berenice on February 20, 2019 at 9:29 am

    Is oncology office, Dr. Tim Cannon at 8501 Arlington Blvd closed? Not clear from post.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Dr. Tim Cannon’s office is closed. All Inova Medical Group primary care and specialty offices are closed. We apologize for any confusion.

  6. James on February 20, 2019 at 9:46 am

    Is Executive Park Behavioral Health closed today

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 10:21 am

      All Inova Behavioral Health outpatient offices are closed due to inclement weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.

  7. One unhappy patient on February 20, 2019 at 10:19 am

    This is ridiculous. You freak out over an inch of snow and you don’t even give us the decency of calling your patients to reschedule or tell them it has been cancelled.
    At the Springfield location you’ve had five patients sitting at your door wondering why you didn’t call any of us to inform us that our appointments were canceled. This was not handled correctly. I worked at a medical office for 10 years and I’m upset over how this office handles snow days. It’s a simple call. And if your patients can drive all this way so can you. Some of us sitting here drove 30-40 min to be here.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 10:32 am

      We are so sorry that you were not contacted beforehand. We will share your message with the practice manager, so they can follow-up with staff.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 11:22 am

      Can you send an email with your name to socialmedia@inova.org? The office contacted patients to reschedule, but were unable to reach everyone, some due to having an outdated phone number in records. We apologize that you traveled to the office for your appointment today and we would like to reach out to you.

    • Sarah on February 20, 2019 at 12:47 pm

      Honestly this message was posted at 7am…. take some responsibility in YOUR healthcare. Knowing the weather forecast you should have checked online BEFORE leaving the house this morning. These employees were given the day off for their safety. You are telling me you wanted them to come into work just to give you a phone call? Seems ridiculous and selfish. Check online next time! Inova does a great job at posting what offices are closed and or opening late. Be responsible and use the internet next time, just like you did to write this ridiculous complaint! Signed a very pleased patient (who checked online before leaving my house)

  8. Shell on February 20, 2019 at 10:22 am

    At the very least, you need to call your patients and let them know that their appointments have been canceled before they drive all the way here and have to find out by showing up to your door.

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 10:32 am

      We are so sorry that you were not contacted beforehand. Can you let us know which office you had an appointment? We will share your message with the practice manager, so they can follow-up with staff.

  9. Brandon on February 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    How do I reschedule my appointment from today I need a note to be able to go back to work and cant keep waiting. Had an appointment at the annadale primary care office

    • InovaNewsroom on February 20, 2019 at 12:01 pm

      Can you send an email with your name and phone number? We will share with the practice manager, so they can have someone reach out to reschedule an appointment.

  10. Jennifer on February 20, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Is Inova family medicine in Chantilly open tomorrow for regular business hours?? I tried to cancel my appointment but the office was closed today.. any undates??

    • InovaNewsroom on February 21, 2019 at 8:16 am

      All Inova offices are operating normal business hours. No delayed openings or closures. Can you send your name and contact information to socialmedia@inova.org? We will share your message with the practice manager.

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