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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – To continue protecting our neighbors and health plan members against the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Geisinger has enacted masking recommendations and visitor restrictions for those with respiratory illness symptoms. The changes are now in place at all Geisinger hospitals and clinics.

Symptoms of respiratory illness include fever, runny nose, cough and shortness of breath. Patients who are exhibiting respiratory illness symptoms will be provided a mask for use through the duration of their visit to the hospital or clinic. Those patients do not need to cancel their appointments.

Visitors who are considered essential to be with a patient, including a parent, spouse or primary caregiver, should also wear a mask throughout a visit if they’re showing respiratory illness symptoms. Anyone else showing respiratory illness symptoms should not visit a hospital or clinic until their symptoms have subsided.  

Patients and visitors can find masks at or near the entrance ways of Geisinger’s hospitals and clinics. 

Geisinger has established a hotline and webpage to help address any questions or concerns about COVID-19. Before visiting a doctor’s office, walk-in care clinic or emergency department, call your primary care doctor’s office or call Geisinger’s novel coronavirus hotline at 570-284-3657. For general questions and information about COVID-19, you can visit

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.


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