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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – With respiratory virus season upon us, Geisinger is making it easier for you to get treatment by opening a Geisinger Convenient Care Cold & Flu Center in the State College area. This walk-in location is the best place to go if you have cold and flu symptoms. 

Located at 1630 N. Atherton St., Geisinger Convenient Care State College is now a Convenient Care Cold & Flu Center. It offers dedicated care for cold, flu and respiratory virus symptoms, like a cough, fever, runny nose or sore throat, to anyone over age 1.

“This cold and flu season comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the viruses have similar symptoms,” said Richard Martin, M.D., medical director of Geisinger Convenient Care. “By opening dedicated cold and flu centers, we’re helping people get the care they need in the most efficient way.”

The centers are equipped with various testing capabilities, including for COVID-19, but they are not COVID-19 testing centers. To learn more about Geisinger Convenient Care Cold & Flu Centers, visit geisinger.org/coldandflu

“Our cold and flu centers won’t turn away anyone with other illnesses and injuries, but it’s important for patients to know where to go for more efficient care,” Martin said. “Convenient Care is still here to treat your sprains, strains, cuts and other illnesses, but we’re making care easier by helping people get to the best location for treatment.”

Visit geisinger.org/urgent to hold your place in line and check wait times at any Geisinger Convenient Care location. Online check-in allows physical distancing and minimizes time in the clinic’s reception area. To align with Geisinger’s COVID-19 policies, anyone entering the clinic should wear a mask, or ask for one upon arrival. If possible, patients should only have one person accompany them for care.

If you are a Geisinger patient and have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you can self-schedule a COVID-19 test through the MyGeisinger app. 

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a Research Institute and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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