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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

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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