Update: COVID-19 Testing Locations
BY KATIE CAVENDER
Whether you need COVID-19 testing because you feel ill, have an upcoming procedure or need COVID-19 clearance for travel, school or work – Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is here to help. We have designated certain facilities to handle each type of testing:
COVID-19 testing for people who feel sick
If you are experiencing one or more COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the Centers for Disease Control, you should visit an LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test location.
COVID-19 clearance for travel, work, school, etc.
If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms or no known exposure to the virus and need COVID-19 clearance for anything from camp to school or work, you can visit any LVHN COVID-19 Assess and Test location or select ExpressCARE locations without a provider order for testing. With a provider order, you also have the option to obtain testing at an LVHN Diagnostic Care Center, HNL Lab Medicine–West Hazleton or HNL Lab Medicine–Mountain Top. People in the Hazleton area are to use HNL Lab Medicine–West Hazleton or HNL Lab Medicine–Mountain Top.
Pre-procedural COVID-19 testing
If you require COVID-19 testing for an upcoming surgery or procedure, bring your medical order to a select HNL outpatient lab or LVHN Diagnostic Care Center. Visit the LVHN Pre-Procedure COVID-19 Testing page to see a full list of these locations.
ExpressCARE continues to provide walk-in urgent care for minor illnesses and injuries. See a full list of ExpressCARE locations.
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 locations 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 Institute, Lehigh 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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.