Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
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April
2020
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17:02 PM
America/New_York

LVPG Location Updates Phase 1

Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG) is adapting to keep patients safe and continue to ensure they get the care they need when they need it during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

During this period, LVPG will increase use of “virtual” health care visits by phone, as well as E-Visits and LVHN Video Visits accessed through the MyLVHN patient portal. This will allow LVPG health care providers to deliver the care patients need and prevent the spread of infection. If a patient and health care team decide the patient’s need is best met with a face-to-face visit, one will be scheduled as appropriate.

Temporary practice locations and information

Some LVPG physicians will see patients at other LVPG locations during this period. Patients can learn more about temporary LVPG practice location changes by visiting LVHN.org/relocations.

Information about LVPG providers, practice telephone numbers and locations also can be found at LVHN.org/findadoctor.

Additional LVPG access guidance

When COVID-19 restrictions are lifted and LVPG providers and practices can resume scheduling traditional face-to-face appointments, patients will be notified. For questions about an upcoming appointment or help with scheduling a virtual or in-person visit, patients are asked to call their LVPG health care provider’s office or call 888-402-LVHN (5846).

Many LVHN ExpressCARE facilities throughout our area also are available for treatment of minor illnesses and injuries without an appointment. To see which sites are available, please visit LVHN.org/ExpressCARE.

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; 22 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.