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: 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, Monday, Thursday & Friday
      7 – 10 AM, Saturday & Sunday
    • 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.  



Only those patients who test positive will be notified of their results.



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