Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
17
March
2020
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02:07 AM
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.

 

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.