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LVHN ExpressCARE at Palmerton Now Open

Location provides access to second Carbon County ExpressCARE

Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Oct. 28, 2019) – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) invited the community to tour the health network’s second ExpressCARE in Carbon County. Located in Palmerton, this second location is now available to the community about two months after ExpressCARE at Lehighton opened.

“We are excited to increase Carbon County’s access to care through the opening of ExpressCARE-Palmerton,” said David Burmeister, DO, Chair, Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine. “ExpressCARE offers convenience for people who need walk-in care for common illnesses and minor injuries at a moment’s notice.”

Common reasons to visit an ExpressCARE include sprains and strains, cuts and lacerations, poison ivy, rashes, seasonal allergies, flu symptoms, bronchitis, ear infections, sore throat, and fever. The Palmerton location will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends.

This facility is part of LVHN’s commitment to provide Carbon County with advanced medical care closer to where they live. LVHN outlined a plan in August which included two ExpressCARE locations, a hospital with all private rooms for inpatient care, and a medical office building. The health network expects to break ground on the hospital project next spring and opening is anticipated in the fall of 2021 pending municipal approvals.

Additional LVHN services available in Carbon County include LVPG Obstetrics and Gynecology−Lehighton and LVPG Pediatrics−Lehighton, both located at 281 North 12th St.; Rehabilitation Services−Lehighton at 2141 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive East; Health Network Laboratories at 1001 Mahoning St., Lehighton and 2591 PA-903 in Albrightsville; and LVPG Family Practice−Albrightsville at 2588 PA-903 in Albrightsville.

For more information about any of these services contact LVHN.org/Carbon or call 888-402-LVHN.

About LVHN

Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 19 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute, and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs, and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet® hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.