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PHILIPSBURG, Pa. – Geisinger has made available COVID-19 testing for its patients in the Philipsburg area. Specimen collection is by appointment only. 

Geisinger will test anyone who meets screening criteria established by the Centers by Disease Control and Prevention. Appointments can be made through your primary care physician or by calling Geisinger’s nurse triage line at 570-284-3657.

Geisinger is one of the few provider organizations in Pennsylvania that has developed its own COVID-19 test. A nasal swab sample is needed for the test. Results from Geisinger’s laboratory typically return between 3 and 24 hours, depending on the time of specimen collection. 

If you’re having symptoms you think are related to COVID-19, before visiting a doctor’s office, clinic or emergency department, you should first contact your primary care physician, who can advise on proper treatment and, if necessary, recommend further testing. 

You can also call the Geisinger nurse triage line at 570-284-3657 with questions about symptoms or the need for further evaluation or testing at the locations.   

To help stop the spread of COVID-19, Geisinger is stressing the importance of keeping to yourself if you’re sick and especially if you think you have novel coronavirus symptoms. Whether you’re waiting to be tested for COVID-19, you’re waiting for your test results or you’ve tested positive, staying by yourself and away from others is the key to protecting everyone around you.  

Patients who have an upcoming appointment with a Geisinger provider can contact their doctor’s office directly and ask about the availability of a virtual visit. Telehealth services are available to Geisinger Health Plan members at no cost through June 15, and many other insurers are waiving copays for this service.  

To learn more about telemedicine, visit geisinger.org/telemedicine.

About Geisinger

Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1.5 million consumers it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 13 hospital campuses, a 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With 32,000 employees and 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey by billions of dollars annually. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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For media inquiries:

Malini Mattler
Media Specialist
Marketing & Communications

717-242-7167
mmattler@geisinger.edu