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Coronavirus Information

This Page Was Last Updated On: September 30, 2021
To view the complete visitor policy click here.

Excela Health is providing the latest information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and updates for patients and visitors regarding temporary changes to Excela Health policies and procedures. Other resources on the COVID-19 pandemic include the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH).

Masks Required

For the safety of our patients and staff. If you are coming to any Excela Health location for a necessary outpatient service or appointment, please wear a mask. If you have a caregiver accompanying you (limited to one) the caregiver must also wear a mask to the appointment. Masks must be worn upon entry and throughout the visit. For more information, click here.

On this page you will find:

Where To Go For Care

For an Emergency
We are available to help you if you become sick. If you have a life threatening emergency, please call 911 to transport you to the Emergency Department

COVID-19 PCR Testing for Asymptomatic Individuals
Excela Health is offering PCR COVID-19 testing to individuals with no symptoms needing to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test to travel or visit a loved one in a nursing facility. No appointment is necessary to receive the COVID-19 PCR test. For more information, click here.

Primary Care Offices
If you have non-life threatening illness, please contact your Primary Care Physicians (PCP) for their advice. Please do not just walk in to your PCP. If you are ill, we want to take special precautions to protect you and other patients who may be in the offices when you arrive. To find a physician click here.

Primary Care Weekends
Primary Care Weekends will continue to offer services at the Latrobe and Norwin locations from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. As a reminder, any patient planning to use the Primary Care Weekend clinics who is experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath must call before coming to the office. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Primary Care Weekends – Latrobe: 724-537-1020
Excela Square at Latrobe
100 Excela Health Drive
Suite 301
Latrobe, PA 15650

Primary Care Weekends – North Huntingdon: 724-765-1236
Excela Square at Norwin
8775 Norwin Ave.
North Huntingdon, PA 15642

Crisis Response Center
For patients in crisis, the Crisis Response Center remains open and ready to help from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Just walk in or call 724-832-4465, and a staff member will assist you. Click here for more details.

You can be confident that Excela Health facilities follow the most up-to-date and stringent infection protection protocols in accordance with the CDC and other leading authorities.

Information on COVID-19 Testing Results

If you or a loved one has undergone COVID-19 testing within our system, please be advised that Excela Health does not process all of these tests.

Therefore, we would ask that patients do not call Excela Health inquiring as to their result or status of the test being processed.

If your test was obtained at an Excela Health location, we are notifying those who have been tested of their result (positive or negative) after the result has been received. You will be notified of the result by the ordering provider. Results are typically available within 48 hours but it may take up to 7 days. However, we will notify you sooner if the results become available. If you received a COVID-19 PCR test at one of our QuikDraw facilities, you will be notified of your results via email within 24-48 hours. For information on self-isolation while awaiting laboratory results, click here.

COVID-19 Testing Overview by the CDC

FDA Fact Sheet COVID-19 Testing for Healthcare Providers

COVID-19 Close Contact Information

Excela Health Visitor Restrictions

Based on the latest COVID-19 data, Excela Health will allow limited visiting for patients in our inpatient nursing units beginning July 6, 2021.

To view the complete visitor policy click here.

While visiting our facilities, you may encounter modified Wi-Fi capabilities and a different procedure regarding deliveries of food items or get-well wishes.

Important Changes to Outpatient Appointments and Procedures

Masks Required:

If you are coming to any Excela Health location for a necessary outpatient service or appointment, please wear a mask. If you have a caregiver accompanying you (limited to one) the caregiver must also wear a mask to the appointment. Masks are required upon entry and must be worn throughout the visit. For more information, click here.

Routine Medical Appointments:

Routine medical appointments are essential to staying healthy. If you are uncomfortable coming to the office for an in-person appointment, please call the office to discuss your options.

Standard Process for Patients Scheduled for Surgery or Ambulatory Procedures:

If you are scheduled for a surgery please contact your physician's office with questions.

Services Available at QuikDraw and QuikDrawPLUS Locations:

Laboratory and imaging services are available to provide patients with safe, convenient locations to get blood work and imaging testing done. As we continue to increase services available and expand hours, please check the QuikDraw Locations page for the most up-to-date information.

The Walk-In Wednesday screening mammography program is temporarily suspended.

Outpatient Therapy Services Available:

Outpatient therapy service locations are available to provide patients with safe, convenient locations to receive physical, occupational and speech therapy. As locations and services are expanded, please check the Outpatient Rehabilitation Locations page for the most up-to-date information.

Excela Health COVID-19 Donations

During this uncertain period, many are asking how they can help. We encourage donors to give to their local hospitals and to recognize all the wonderful healthcare workers.

To make an online donation, click here.

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