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Coronavirus Information

This Page Was Last Updated On: June 16, 2022
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).

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.

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

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Vaccines are working and are our best defense against COVID-19. Protection from your initial shots may decrease over time. Booster shots are available and are an easy way to keep your protection going strong. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, click here.

At this time Excela Health is not administering any version of the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination is very important to prevent the spread of infections and is readily available at many retail pharmacy locations. Click here to find a retail pharmacy offering the vaccine.

COVID-19 Testing Information

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your PCP office to discuss testing. We ask that patients do not call Excela Health inquiring as to their result or status of the test being processed.

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

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.

Primary Care Offices
If you have non-life-threatening illness, please contact your Primary Care Physicians (PCP) for their advice. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your PCP office to schedule an appointment. 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 Weekends clinics who is experiencing a fever, cough and/or shortness of breath must call before coming to the office.

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.

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.

Excela Health Visitor Guidelines

To view the complete visitor policy click here.

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, you must 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.

Guidance for the Interim Final Rule - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination.

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