Hazleton,
21
March
2020
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18:06 PM
America/New_York

LVH–Hazleton Aware of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 in Hazleton

Lehigh Valley Hospital­ (LVH)–Hazleton is aware of confirmed cases of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Hazleton.

This confirmation came as no surprise. LVH–Hazleton, along with the entire Lehigh Valley Health Network, has been planning for this health crisis for many weeks and is following all established infectious control protocols as directed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The number of cases will continue to grow.

“We are ready to do our job to take care of our community,” says John Fletcher, LVH–Hazleton President. “Everyone in our community needs to do their job by taking this virus seriously. Follow the CDC guidelines. Wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home and practice social distancing.”

If you think you have COVID-19 or may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home. Do not go to the emergency room or LVHN ExpressCARE location. We will screen you virtually on the phone or online so that you only need to leave your home if testing is needed. Here are your options:

  • E-Visit: A thorough questionnaire-based assessment that that is completed on MyLVHN. Submitted information will be reviewed by an LVPG health care provider. To access an E-Visit, go to MyLVHN.org or the MyLVHN app. Learn more at LVHN.org/Evisit.
  • Video Visit: A secure video visit with an LVHN health care provider. Access a Video Visit through the MyLVHN app. Learn more at LVHN.org/videovisit.
  • Phone hotline: 888-402-LVHN (5846) provides callers with an over-the phone COVID-19 screening with a nurse.

You must be in the state of Pennsylvania to receive screening due to medical licensing regulations.

Refer to LVHN.org/covid19 for additional information, including FAQs for people with COVID-19, links to LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test locations and more.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses, three in Allentown, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; Coordinated Health, which includes two hospital campuses, nearly two dozen multispecialty locations including ambulatory surgery centers and orthopedic injury centers in northeastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey; 26 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation, and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care for adults and children, burn care at the Regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Cancer InstituteLehigh Valley Heart Institute, and Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence physicians provide the most advanced treatments. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the community’s only children’s hospital, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is the region’s only hospital nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for orthopedics and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top five hospitals for six consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are the region’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.