Lehigh Valley, Pa.,
19
May
2020
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05:33 PM
America/New_York

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at LVHN and Coordinated Health Reopening

LVHN and Coordinated Health Rehabilitation Services have reopened for outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services as well as outpatient cardiac rehabilitation services. These services are now available to patients with a referral in all previously served regions including Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Berks, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe and Schuylkill counties and Phillipsburg N.J. Patients are being contacted for scheduling by members of the outpatient registration team. For information about reopened locations, please visit LVHN.org/reopenings.

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, nearly half of the therapy locations were closed to help reduce spread of the infection. As cases are gradually lessening, safety measures are now in place to provide in-person rehabilitation care. Those measures include:

  1. Colleague and patient screenings – Every LVHN rehab colleague is screened before his or her shift begins, and all patients are screened for symptoms prior to their visit.

  2. Thorough facility cleaning prior to your care – Rooms, equipment and common surfaces are all sanitized before you receive care.

  3. Added social distancing – We have reorganized our waiting rooms and staggered patient appointment times to ensure you receive the highest level of care without unnecessary contact with others.

  4. Face coverings and protective equipment – We now require patients and visitors to wear face coverings. Likewise, LVHN colleagues wear personal protective equipment to minimize the risk for cross-contamination.

  5. Enhanced use of technology – We are using the latest technology to create touchless appointments and convenience including telephone virtual visits, as well as electronic and video-based therapy visits through MyLVHN, our patient portal. We also ask patients who need in-person care to use eCheck-In through MyLVHN to reduce time needed for checking in.

For further details about the precautions we are taking to keep patients safe, visit LVHN.org/COVIDSAFE. To initiate an online therapy appointment, log in to your MyLVHN account.

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.