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DANVILLE, Pa. – With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise in our communities, Geisinger is reminding everyone of the appropriate locations to go for COVID-19 testing. A hospital emergency room is not an optimal location, but Geisinger offers several locations for more efficient and timely COVID-19 testing.

In the past two weeks, September 8 to 22, Geisinger administered 32,101 COVID-19 tests, with 3,620 of those, or 12 percent, being positive. For the same time frame in September 2020, Geisinger administered 14,284 COVID-19 tests, with 574, or 4 percent, being positive. The current positivity rate, three times higher than last year, is comparable to early November 2020, just before the winter surge.

With the rise of COVID-19 in our communities, it’s putting a demand on COVID-19 testing in our communities. Geisinger’s emergency rooms are busy, and staff there are needed to treat patients with serious illnesses and injuries. COVID-19 testing in the emergency room takes staff away from these patients and increases wait times. Hospital emergency rooms are for emergencies, such as life-threatening injuries and illness, including symptoms of strokes, heart attacks and broken bones. Our emergency room teams are always willing and available to assist patients and families if they believe they need emergency evaluation for a health condition.

With the increased demand, it’s important to understand where to go for a COVID-19 test. If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing, or you’ve been around someone who’s tested positive for COVID-19, a COVID-19 test is appropriate in the correct location, including: 

Geisinger COVID-19 testing appointments can be made at through MyGeisinger or by calling 570-284-3657. 

COVID-19 test results from Geisinger are easily accessible through MyGeisinger. For more information about COVID-19 testing, visit geisinger.org/coronavirus

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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