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COVID-19 Testing is Available

Due to the growing need for COVID-19 testing locations, our 5201 Haverford Ave. location is now open for testing. 

COVID-19 testing is available at:
5201 Haverford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19139

*Please Note** While there continue to be limits on test supplies, test availability, and personal protective equipment, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is broadening its recommendations for whom to offer COVID-19 testing as follows:

  • Offer COVID-19 testing to persons of any age who present with new-onset:
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath OR
    • Two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, new loss of taste or smell
  • Prioritize testing of symptomatic persons who are:
    • Hospitalized
    • At increased risk for severe disease because of chronic medical conditions
    • Residents and staff in congregate settings (i.e. nursing homes, behavioral health facilities, shelters and prisons)
    • Healthcare workers
    • Public safety workers (Police, Fire, EMS)
    • Other essential workers (mass transit workers, grocery store / pharmacy staff, etc.)
    • Close contacts of known cases or persons who are associated with a known cluster of cases regardless of age

If you think you need to be tested, please call 215-471-2761 to schedule your preliminary telehealth screening. Testing will occur Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.

Even if you don’t meet the above criteria, we still encourage you to seek medical advice if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath. Please contact us as 215-471-2761 to make a telehealth appointment

COVID-19 Symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Two of the following symptoms: fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, headache, new loss of taste or smell

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Call your healthcare provider: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice

If you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness

People at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider early, even if their illness is mild.

Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
What To Do if You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html
More information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

About COVID-19

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice for naming of new human infectious diseases.

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