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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 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 nonprofit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 126 care sites — including 10 hospital campuses — and Geisinger Health Plan, with more than half a million members in commercial and government plans. 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 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $15 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 geisinger.org or follow on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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