Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
17
March
2020
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21:07 PM
America/New_York

LVHN Temporarily Closes Lehighton ExpressCARE

Staff will be reassigned to assist with COVID-19 testing

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) announced today LVHN ExpressCARE–Lehighton located at 363 N. 1st Street, Lehighton, will temporarily close effective March 18 so its staff can support LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test locations.

Patients who would visit LVHN ExpressCARE–Lehighton with common illnesses or minor injuries can visit their primary care provider or visit one of our other ExpressCARE locations.

Other practices located in the same building will remain open, including LVPG Hematology Oncology and LVPG Family Medicine–Lehighton.

For those who think they have coronavirus (COVID-19) or may have been exposed to someone who does, stay home. LVHN is providing free COVID-19 screenings online and by phone. These screenings include:

  • LVHN E-Visit: This is a questionnaire-based assessment completed by you, evaluated by a provider and communicated to you via email. To access an e-visit, go to MyLVHN.org or the MyLVHN app. Learn more at LVHN.org/Evisit.
  • LVHN Video Visit: This is a secure video visit with an LVHN health care provider. To access a Video Visit go to the MyLVHN app. Learn more at LVHN.org/videovisit.
  • MyLVHN Nurse Information Line: 888-402-LVHN (5846) provides callers with an over-the phone COVID-19 screening with a nurse.

During the screening, if LVHN’s medical professionals determine a patient has COVID-19 symptoms, they will be directed to one of LVHN’s eight standalone COVID-19 Assess and Test locations.

Patients will qualify for a test ONLY if they have symptoms (fever, cough and shortness of breath). The test detects active disease and cannot determine if a patient has been exposed. It is important tests are reserved for those who need them most.

You must receive guidance via the nurse line, video visit, e-visit or your doctor to be assessed and, possibly tested.

COVID-19 Assess and Test Locations

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–MacArthur Road

2741 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, PA 18052Daily: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Stroudsburg­

1655 W. Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Palmerton

528 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, PA 18071Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Macungie

6451 Village Lane, Macungie, PA 18062Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test­­–Richland Township

320 W. Pumping Station Road, Suite 3, Quakertown, PA 18951Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Hazleton

140 N. Sherman Court, Hazleton, PA 18201Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Cressona

35 Sillyman Street, Cressona, PA 17929Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test–Nazareth 

863 Nazareth Pike, Nazareth, PA 18064Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you need care for another condition, you can continue to visit any other ExpressCARE location or Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) practice.